Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Issue a small craft advisory: this South Bay Bessie-inspired brew unleashes a beastly hop attack amid torrid tropical flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5097) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Hazy golden and straw coloured body with a dense, two centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of fresh herbal and grassy hops with a good deal of coriander seed freshness, some alcohol and a rather yeastie smell along with some barnyard elements - interesting in the nose. Full-bodied; Rich dense yeast flavours dominate with some grassy malt, a hint of citrus and orange flavours and a piney and resinous finish with a lot of alcohol and some strongish sugars. Aftertaste shows the sugars, oranges, grass and light herbal hop notes, but the alcohol and sweetness comes through at the end. Overall, a nicely rich and laced beer with some complexity that you typically donít see in this style. That said, this isnít that great of an Imperial IPA and Iím guessing gets a lot of itís positive reviews from reputation votes. Itís a fine beer, but not great for the style nor worth searching out for. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Cary, North Carolina on 02-August-2014 for US$2,99 sampled at home in Washington on 16-September-2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
From notes, 4 oz cask pour consumed on 5/18/2013 at ChurchKey. Dry hopped with Simcoe in the cask. Hazy apricot orange with off-white head. Head fades quickly. Aromas of oranges, apricots, light caramel. Tastes of apricot, candied fruit, light booze. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Medium-light carbonation, juicy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5987) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from trade with jtclockwork, many thanks James. Orange golden color with medium white head. Malty aroma with honey and citrus hops. Taste, solid malty base followed by nic hoppy kick with oranges, tangerines, orange zest, pines, resin. Long fruity, hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (505) - Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma of citrus and orange, taste is citrus, malty, moderate to long after taste. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (210) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Nice ipa flavor with an orange citrus aroma. Not a huge Great Lakes fan but this is a solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Enjoyable and hoppy beer without being too over powering. The alcohol was well hidden and the hops nicely balanced with orange flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollsrace (65) - - AUG 11, 2014
Imperial ipa. Honey orange with some pale bitterness aftertaste. Strong beer without being too syrupy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Smells of alcohol but tastes like malt and hops. Easy to drink but not fruity at all. Strong beer that is copper in come. Had at bad dog ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5942) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
10oz pour at Big Hunt in DC. Pours a hazy orange with some thin, creamy, white head. Nose has a mix of sweet malt, a little caramel, some mild candy and pine, soap, orange, grapefruit. Flavors are the same, a little butterscotch lurking, some reduced orange juice, pithy, piney too. Lightly sticky finish but also quite drinkable at 9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1333) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Is a nice bitter ipa. Has a good strong pine hop taste, similar aroma. Good thick body.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 72

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50