Christpuncher (997) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An average ipa at best. Smells hoppy and hoppy flavored. Has a soapy flavored finish not fruit at all.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kaser (2540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish orange pour from draft at Murphy n son. White head. Super bitter and hoppy. Fruity and cherry flavors
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber with a creamy nitroesque white crown. Aroma of bready malts, caramel, floral hops and a hint of honey. Floral hoppy with mild citrus, caramel, mild woodsy hops and strong bitterness.
Ericular (572) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear gold with lasting head and good lacing. Aroma is woody and malty, with alcohol and a spicy heat. Taste is malty, with some piney bitterness in the middle and then more lightly roasted malts in the aftertaste. Not my idea of an Imperial IPA. This is rough around the edges, but itís drinkable. Donít think Iíd seek out another.
Brigadier (2890) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle
Despite the high overall score this is a middling IPA at best. Somehow better than the sum of its parts I would still not go out of my way to pick up a six pack. Even in the Madison area I can think of six to ten better alternatives from local breweries. Donít buy it unless you want to try every Furthermore release possible.
Aroma / Appearance - The caramel bronze base shimmers with a thin offwhite head. Deep and murky, it contains a blend of caramel, grapefruit, and sweet malty tea. The result feels like an English style IPA left a bit too long in the cask. This is less imperial IPA and more old ale.
Flavor / Palate - A malty imperial IPA is more bitter and dry than anything else. Rather than the strong hop profile I expected it is more like a steeped tea. While drinkable the outcome is not overly remarkable. Save your money and buy something from Ale Asylum, Lake Louie, or New Glarus instead.
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge aroma, but it is in the ballpark. The tasting reveals a few malts and very mild hops, again not really what the better Double IPAs offer. O.k. as a beer goes, but blah if they were setting out to brew a good DIPA. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN)
ChiGuy68 (398) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured a clear amber with a frothy off-white head and spotty lacing. Moderate hop aroma with a bitter hop taste and finish. Itís also a bit sour. A double IPA, with about half the enjoyability. Take a pass on this one.
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it from a bottle. Poured a amber clear hue with swirling tornado of sediment. Stanky hop aroma and a hop sour flavor.
Trev (1896) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
amber pour with a medium off white head.
aroma is fruity over fusel.
flavour is earthy, toasted malt, fruity and light piney hop.
Very dissappointed with this one.
cbfobes (2273) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark amber copper with a decent off white head, aroma was terrible by any means, more sweet malt than hops than anything, the flavor has a slight hop touch on the front end with a sweet finish, not a lot going on with this one but itís drinkable, just not all that great. Wonít be picking this one up again.