wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical amber color I would expect from the style....it tastes OK, but I must admit...I was expecting a bit more. Its just feeling a little thin for an imperial ipa. Overall still good, and I would get it again.
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear red pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and piney hops. Malty and citrusy flavor with a rich malty finish.
rdixon77 (2309) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big DIPA that was huge on caramel, pine, and honey flavor. Copper colored, fairly sticky feeling but still tasty.
Nate (4170) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle (4/22/15). Sweet caramel with piney hop notes and a little oxidation. Fusels and cherry wood. Dark caramel amber hazy with thin creamy honey-colored lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with caramel, nice hop flavor and moderate bitterness. Light woody notes with bitter finish and big bitter after.
gyllenbock (7553) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Howells & Hood.
Hazy amber with a medium head. Fresh and hoppy with grapefruit, pineapple, hay and some hints of cookies. The finish was bitter. A tasty one.
mstrcrwly (949) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a snifter..copper with a fluffy white head..aroma of pine,caramel,resin,honey..
Tastes of pine,honey,booze,resin..good stuff
SG111 (1219) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 08/20/15. Pours golden dark honey color, white head, really pretty. Aroma is boozy, dank hops, pine, light tropical pineapple, honey, sweet sugar. Flavor is wow, sweet sugar, that beet sugar is there. Definitely quite a bit of heat, burns the back of the throat, mild pine and some pineapple citrus notes. Wow, basically a barleywine. Bit of a bitter finish, that intensifies a bit, but never gets unpleasant. I like it. Feels like I could age it a bit and it would be fine.
TattooJack (494) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the four pack of bottles, looks brown with some red in the back round, foamy white collar. There are a lot of hops in here but the sweetness is unsettling, I was expecting an imperial IPA not another style. I would guess the suggestion is that Benjamin was schizophrenic, where he lives his life as an IPA but has many characteristics of a barley wine. Life can be complicated like that.
Bule (1807) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a thick brown color with a bit of head. Total malt bomb. Smooth and nice hop balance. Alcohol well hidden.
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazed umber color with a smooth, creamy looking taupe colored head. Good retention. Heavy caramels and malts mingle with earthy hops. Scents of light herbs and spices. Smells a bit more like a hoppy barley wine, but I won’t complain. Sweet start with light fruit, and citrus. Pine and apricot mingle. Finish is fairly short and linger is hot and bitter. Much more an American strong or barley wine. But I still enjoyed it.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, shared by dwm1034. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, grassy. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, very sweet, honey, some bread, nutty, light pine hops, light citrus, orange, pineapple, with a light, bitter finish.