bytemesis (2179) - 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 (566) - 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 (600) - 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 (446) - 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 (953) - 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 (1690) - 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
maxwelldeux (2724) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in a flight. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has some floral hoppiness coming off it up front, with some toasted malts coming secondarily. Taste is slightly bitter, but well-balanced and drinkable.
tdmuel (195) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep hazy burgundy/red color with a foamy off white head. Definitely a malt forward beer on the aroma, somewhat darkish fruits,some caramel and lots of hoppy pine. Very smooth at first sip, slightly fruity notes up front, some bready malt, dark cherries, some caramel, and then the finish is like a creeping wave of bitter citrus and piney hops. Thought I was going to get something similar to a british style barleywine when I smelled it, but boy was I wrong. The malt and sweetness is cut nicely by tons of hops.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty impressive strong ale from Grand Teton with a nice hop bite. Caramel, bread, hay and sweet honey prevail on the tongue, with a nice carbonation keeping it tasting fresh and smooth.
mikedR (745) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Easily one of the better imperial reds I've had. Nice ruby color. Has a great malty flavor characteristic of the style, with a hint of spice. Bitterness infuses the flavor but in a complementary and non-overbearing manner. Recommended! A-
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