Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, spicy hops, & some citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, caramel, and fruit/citrus; Nicely balanced; Not too bad.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep deep orange and leaves excellent lacing down the glass.
Smells of citrus/tropical fruits with some heavy caramel malt backing it up.
Taste follows the nose. Heavy caramel notes throughout. Citrus, tropical fruits and some pineapple really cut through all this malt leaving a resiny lingering finish.
Mouthfeel and carb are average for this style.
One of the better Imperial Ambers I’ve ever had. It reminded me a lot of Nugget Nectar. It’s got a lot of caramel malt, but the hops are definitely high enough to make their presence known. Fantastic beer.
wlajwl (4532) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel malts, pine and fruit. The flavor is grapefruit, caramel/toffee, mild sweetness and a tangy/dry finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Growler from Charleston Beer Exchange on 03/12/2011 courtesy of BrewEngineer. Clear copper body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and resiny hop aroma. Big caramel, resiny hop and light citrus aroma with some dry grainy bitter in the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/7/3/15 - 3.6
On tap at Coleman Public House on 02/25/2011.
Clear deep amber body with ruby highlights. Medium frothy off-white head. Sweet floral and light resiny hop aroma. Sweet floral and resiny hop flavor with a smooth caramel background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/4/7/4/15 - 3.7
TattooJack (267) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle (without the fancy tin foil showed in the picture) into a 1970’s 6oz. Old Style glass. If I was in the pursuit of hoppiness that search ended on my floor where I just about ended up on after the first drink, it was a head shaker. Very thick and tasty, I’m learning to appreciate the flavor of the brewing process but I still don’t taste any of the detailed stuff I read in previous reviews. Maybe I need to start chewing on tree bark or eating dirt so I have something to draw from, I dunno. All I can say is good is good and this is great, and after 4 bottles I’m in pursuit of pizza.
daknole (10202) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy yellowish color with a big white head. Sticky malts and some resinous hops. Citrus flavors, grassy...but a but messy and muddled.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle poured into a tulip. Murky caramel brown, stiff 2-finger khaki head. Timid aromas of woody, weedy hops, also strawberry chapstick and cheesy B.O. Tastes sweetish and earthy, with tart tomato and plastic and hairspray phenols. Lingering tannic bitterness. Strange palate- velcro tackiness tempered by buttery softness... sticky on the lips yet sandpapery dry and astringent on the tongue. Mild aftertaste suggests toffee and Jagermeister. Where the f##k are the hops? Tastes like one of those muddy "organic" beers made only with ingredients they can find in the parking lot dumspter, and that includes yeast. A failure in all respects.
bubbleflubber (1978) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper-amber into the glass, with a nice sustaining cap that leaves thick soapy lacing. The nose is of caramel, citrusy-melon fruits, pine, with a hint of grassy floral notes. The flavors are similar, splitting a strawberry-citrus and caramel-malty sweetness with dry biscuit and pine resin. The finish is of citrusy pine needles, biscuit flour and lightly toasted bitters which linger appropriately. With a substantive mouthfeel, the medium-full body integrates with a semi-active, oily palate to provide a smooth quaff to the pull. Balanced integration is one of this brew’s best qualities. Superbly complex Impy Amber/Red!
skmikeg (1276) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 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 (3291) - 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.