mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange hue with a small bubbly white head. Smells very intense - pure pine needles, pineapple, citrus resin, and alcohol sweetness. Intense flavour a la barleywine-esque. Noticeable alcohol among piney hops but somewhat underwhelming in terms of profile. Mild sweetness and finishes with musty, lingering pine cone hops.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber. Clear and honey golden. Soapy clinging white head. Soapy zesty citrus nose. Great, and I really mean GREAT aromas. Honey smooth malts. Great immediate potential. Then bang, big bitter hop finish. Sticky brew. Wonderful!
CultHero (16) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great IIPA to base good imperials on. Nice aroma and color with a quaffable grassy hop flavor.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a slightly cloudy dark yellow color with a moderate white head. Grassy, clean hop aroma. Aroma not very intense for a DIPA. Palate nice and thick. Taste has a nice spicy maltiness hiding underneath the hops, with the finish having a strong piney bitterness.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber thanks to DYCSoccer17. Slightly hazy golden straw color. Quite profuse, long-lasting head. Lighter in color than many of the IIPAs Iíve had lately, but I I think this is to style. I definitely get the Summit coming through in the aroma - lots of grapefruit and strong pineyness here, layered with a light smattering of tropical fruits. Relatively muted, though. Lightly doughy initial maltiness supplanted quickly by a jagged, cutting pine forest. Medium ethanol notes exude through and tingle the nostrils (perhaps a bit much). It leaves you with a light bit of sweetness and moderate (for an IIPA) level of bitterness to ponder. Also a slightly warming ethanol sensation. The second beer that Iíve (knowingly) tried with Summit, and very similar (I liked the other one too). Nice beer.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orangish amber, fairly clear, large foamy off-white head, fairly sticky lacing, no real carbonation to speak of.   Very
heavy pine and citrus peel nose.   Heavy citrus peel on the tongue.   Bitterness isnít big, nor are the malts.   Seems more of a
1Ĺ IPA.   If you like citrus peel, this is your beer.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate... certainly less than I would have
expected.   Having recently had Oskar Blues Gordon on tap, I gotta say that this one would dissapoint me.   Good, but just seems not
to be big enough.   Smooth, fairly clean, well balanced, but not at the level I thought it would be.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This and Moylander IIPA are what I rate all other Imperial IPAís on. At least when it comes to somewhat readily available IIPAís. I have not had Three Floyds Dreadnaught, and apparently that is the best IIPA, but this is pretty much it for me. Intense pine floral aroma. As it warms I also get a little fruit punch from the malt. The beer is a golden orange color. The flavor really is dominated by the 101 IBUís. I get a ton of pine. It is balanced by the malt only slightly, but it is pretty much a hop bomb. A little bit of floral bitterness too. Very resiny on the palate. Dry and heavy mouthfeel. This is my favorite IIPA.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle- color of dark orange , with a decent off white head - nose of fresh hops , pine , mint , resin , cannabis , and slight malts Ė taste of fresh hops , slight mint , resin , cannabis , and slight malts - body is smooth, but too watery , and with low to medium carbonation Ė aftertaste of some metallic , hops , and resin
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange caramel, off white head. The aroma is quite unique on this one. I smell intensely fresh hops and apricot. The flavor is hops, apricot, walnut, wheat, floral. Very flavorful and fresh. This is one of my favorite Imperial IPAs.
bhensonb (12752) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoo! The resiny pine hop aroma is so intense that it suggests fresh cat p... Joking, I think. Fantastic aroma. Hazy orange amber color with a mobile white head that enthusiastically laces. The start is like evergreen. I donít taste citrus, but pineapple I can believe. The mouthfeel is firm. Itís almost smooth. The mouth impact is hop. 101 IBU? Can that be measured? It has legs like good wine. Or at least the illusion of such. Itís almost creamy. Finish? My mouth is probably finished for the evening. No way that hop is wearing off soon. I have no idea why this is not on the "best" list.