RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a copper with orange hues, large tan head, active carbonation, and excellent lacing. Aroma is big pine and orange zest with hints of grapefruit, grass, and peach. Taste is similar with huge piney hop bitterness and grapefruit upfront balanced by citrus and caramel malt on the finish. Good mouthfeel with citrus flavor and palatable bitterness lingering. Happy to say that my palate was challenged rather than wrecked. Truly enjoyable Imperial IPA.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with a medium white head. Very nice beer with a lot of hops that bring apricots, tropical fruits and piney notes. Also a light tobacco touch that I often find when the hops re fresh. There is also a good malty body that bring some sweetness and a very refreshing long lasting bitterness.
Indra (2607) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Strongly hoppy, fruity, citric and malty aroma, with notes of brown sugar, doughy bread, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, earthiness (musky?), pepper and mild hop spice. Lightly hazy medium orange-amber color with a fine, lasting head and intricate lacing. Flavor is indeed hugely hoppy but there is plenty of malt here as well, with toasty caramel and toffeeish character amidst the admittedly off the charts hop flavor and bitterness. Plenty of citrus, pine and green, leafy herbal tones that seem to peak at the finish, as well as a lightly drying touch of alcohol. Slick, full, warming and finely effervescent mouthfeel with a hugely full body. I like this.
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours clear amber with a big, creamy, light off-white head. Aroma has plenty of hops, fruity, citrus, pine, grapefruit, peach. Lovely power to it. Medium to low carbonation, great fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is bitter, fairly fresh hoppy, again grapefruit, pine and peach. Warming viniousness, lingering quite bitter finish. Nice, even if I’d have liked the carbonation upped a bit.
jesperhammer (2865) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22-JUL-2012, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer".
Dark golden and orange with lasting, lacing, tan head.
Very hoppy with notes of grape fruit and pine. On the earthy side...
...but even fruity notes like apricot.
Quite creamy. Not all that alcoholic for a 9,5% brew.
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours golden with medium off white head. Aroma is loads of grapefruit, some pine, some sweet peach and some sweet caramel. Taste is also loads of bitter grapefruit, some pine, some peach and tropical fruits and some sweet malts. Very bitter, medium sweetness, medium mouthfeel.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle at Olympen.
Dark golden color, some foam.
Intense hoppy aromas - very piney.
Full body & high complexity.
High viscosity. Sweetness , with some bitterness.
Enjoyable & powerful- but a bit to sweet for my taste
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mhyzdu (11) - - JUL 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfect hoppyness nice color, not too heavy. For 100+ hop, very smooth. .....................................
-- via Beer Buddy for iPhone
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured a hazy gold with a thick off white head. Aromas of strong pine and grass lots of citrus and some slight sap. Flavor is very bitter body is full and astringent. Finishes bitter and crazy hoppy
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a clear copper-amber color with a finger of frothy off white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of strong pine and tropical hops with lots of grapefruit, floral, and resin smells, with some caramel and biscuit malts and a touch of booze.
T - Starts off with some strong pine and tropical hops and bitterness alongside some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, the resiny hop flavor gets stronger with stronger bitterness and a bit of biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of pine hops and bitterness with some sweet malts and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and resiny with a dry, bitter, and lightly warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. I really like the strength of the hops in this one and the bitterness. Does not get out of control though.