NikkTwist (2049) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Moriartys. Never poured it out of the bottle (for once) so not certain of the color - also not certain of its age but it was likely at least 9 months old (but could be 2+ years old.) Gigantic peppery, earthy, herbal hop flavors. Enough to shock the tongue a bit. The caramel malts hiding in the background include some notable hints of brown amber fruits. Dried apricots, figs and dates. Not positive if that element is always there or if specific to this aged bottle. Hints of cinnamon. Tangelo pith. Maybe rotted bananas. The palate is interesting. Different. I like it. Lingering numbness. Should try again. Suspect a fresh bottle or draft will taste completely different.
kajser27 (399) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber to copper colored, small white head. Aroma of caramel malts, pine and citrus, very hoppy. Taste medium to strong sweet caramalt, very hoppy, pine and grapefruit, some tropical fruits, resin. Quite bitter and dry finish with a lasting aftertaste. Boozy. Medium to full bodied, moderately oily.
Seannpc (82) - - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very hoppy aroma on this. Burnt orange color and medium cloudiness. Very hoppy start and mildly bitter finish
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adeishaqra (45) - - MAR 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong imperial with light finish and a persistent palate. great color and aroma. I think the best part of this beer is that it’s highly drinkable.
TattooJack (297) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a four pack of bottles, nice pour with a nice amount of foam. At first you get hit with a blast of bitter which literally does wreck the palate, but by midway through the 2nd beer the flavor of the hops start to get really tasty. I think the boast of "heavy hitter" on the side of the bottle is very accurate in all categories (alcohol, hops, and IBU’s).
Lemke10 (906) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
This pours a clear, golden amber color with a slight head. The aroma is slightly bitter. The taste big and bitter.
ej1oo1 (25) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delish. Definitely a good imperial ipa. The bitter hits you at the end so it’s quite an experience.
jlioi (24) - - MAR 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Palate wrecker is an appropriate name. You can taste the 149 IBU for sure but it isn't a blast to the palate as you would think. It's a subdued overpowering of hops.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, citrusy, and piney, with hints of caramel, grapefruit, bread, resin, grass, and barnyard. Taste/Palate: sweet, crisp, and thick; finishes with a long bitterness.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is barnyard, sweet and grassy. Flavor is sweet, grassy and bitter with a sharp hoppy flavor. As the beer warms it has a slight caramel flavor to it.