dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. Pours a nice cloudy amber with an off white head that doesn’t stick around long. Some lacing, although it disappears quickly as well. Plenty of hops in the aroma...was able to discern pine and citrus. Flavor was nice with plenty of hops in the forefront. Definite grapefruit. Nice malt in their as well. Mouth feel is slightly sticky. Overall nice IPA...not as big though as I would expect from an Imperial.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
smells like socks and urine. tastes okay, like a typical hoppy IPA, but then the sour bitter aftertaste hits you and leaves you wishing you had a Maharaja instead.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Downtown "Brew Pub" poured into Pint glass.
Pours a bright orange with a finger of white head that seems sticky. Aroma is faint but primarily of sweet malts, bitter hops, and maybe some orange peel? Flavor is kind of watery upfront and lingers with a citrus hoppiness that turns bitter rather quickly. Very interesting not saying that I enjoy it all that much. Its medium bodied and very sticky. Its a decent beer but there are definitely better options from Full Sail. I did enjoy the on-tap tasting better than out of the bottle.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very pale amber with thin off white head. Nose is faint and slightly of rubbing alcohol, with some hoppiness. Flavor is blunt and bitter in an aspirin kind of way. Honestly I expected much better.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. Pours a orange with a average white head . Aroma is lacking here mild floral maybe pine, lemon.skunky.Taste is bitter with no malt to back it up. its not balanced. And its not for hopheads.Not a imperial ipa.
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle Aroma was mildly hoppy. Poured a clear light copper color with a robust white head. This tasted a lot like a garden variety IPA. It was drinkable and would do in an pinch.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not thrilled with this skunky beer with zero head and sour taste. Judging by the other reviews, looks as though I got a bunk bottle, but this beer tasted like cotton candy meets baking soda on a hot day in the south. BOO!
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells fantastic and looks great, and on first taste it is also great. however, the aftertaste is a little weird and off-putting. each subsequent sip tastes great. but the funky aftertastes only amplifies and ultimately reduces my opinion of the beverage.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had it at The Falling Rock in Denver right after Chris tapped it. Amber hazy appearance with a big white head. Aroma is malty and fruity, but not really hoppy. Same with the flavor. There are enough hops to balance but not enough for an I2PA. Apparently all English hops were used in this beer so it does not have the huge Northwest hop character we have become accustomed to in an I2PA. Good beer though.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2003 vintage. Peachy cloudy color with small off-white head, low carbonation. Very malty aroma, apricot smell. In the flavour, a definate apricot and malt taste, and quite astringent, which was surprising. It has a nice lingering bitterness. As it warms, it becomes very alcohol-tasting. Probably this is better fresher. I wasn’t overly impressed, among my least favorite Imperial IPAs I’ve tried. What this one did wrong, Rogue Imperial IPA gets right for a very similarly constructed brew.