skmikeg (680) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish amber with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma I’d of pine, citrus, sweet malts, caramel, and some tofee. Taste is about the same but is hoppier then then aroma. Has a medium body with a semi watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, modestly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, well balaced strong ale that hides its alchool nicely.
Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hops and Pie. Pour is slightly hazy amber with a frothy cream-colored head and great lacing. Sweet hoppy, caramelly, bready, grapefruity, citrusy, doughy, cake batter, vanilla, and earthy hoppy aroma. Taste is stale bread, grassy, lightly fruity, earthy, goopy, and sweet with a light bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Tastes a bit old.
Blairgus (2363) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
19 July 2013, bottle. Red/orange, clear, some bubbles. Nose is sweet orange pulp and pine hops. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Sweet granola malt and pine hops. Nice.
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jimhilt (2372) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Hazy amber/red color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light pine hop nose and flavor is balance of pine hop and caramel - almost an imperial IPA. 750ml bottle, from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.
bytemesis (2433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks Jim! Pours Chrystal clear deep reddish amber, large tan puffy head that dissipates with great lacing. Aroma is pine resin, citrus, spruce. Flavor is the same plus caramel malt, tastes a little aged. Medium sweet, medium bitter with the bitterness common strong on the finish. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a good balance of malt and hops. Flavor follows suit with a great hop kick balanced by the malts, which are NOT cloying at all. I expected it to be a little bolder with the high ABV and high malt/hop combo, but they restrained the sweetness, kept a breadier malt, and still came through with some strong hoppiness to justify the imperial claim. I continue to be impressed by this classy and underrated brewery.
jw0406 (650) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz draft pours a hazy dark range color with a small white head. Aromas of pine, resin, citrus, with some sweet malt. Full bodied, very nice
EricTeusink (554) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was very excited about this beer, but it ended up being a a bit of a miss for me. Pours a brownish shade of orange. Failed to make any useful notes regarding scent. Taste seems to be a mix of IIPA and Strong Ale which just doesn’t blend well. This also causes palate issues, in that, is is thick and undercarbonated for a IIPA, and thin and overcarbonated for a Strong Ale. First beer I have had from Idaho, which is something. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA
GTAEgeek (1028) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap the the Brick Store Sweet Sixteen Party. Amber color, with a big, foamy, beige head. The aroma is syrup, caramel, and a lot of juicy, citrusy, and resinous hops. The flavor is not as bitter as I expected. Instead, the strong bitterness is matched with sweetness, leaving a very mellow, delicious flavor. Very heavy body, smooth, velvety mouthfeel, and a warm finish. Overall, this is a stellar beer. Aggressive aroma up front, but the flavor is nearly perfect, and the mouthfeel is outstanding. Highly recommended!
rubbishystuff (1735) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to iNBe. Herbally hops and caramelly maly work well together. Lovely reddish color. Big but not too syrupy thick. Serving: Bottle