csbosox (1225) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the brewpub. Caramel malts and subtle earthy hops in the aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malts, biscuit, and earthy hops. Very smooth bitterness.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear amber, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, touch of breadyness, nice citrus hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice balancing hops, bitterness starts off light and grows, lingering bitter finish,
Overall: very smooth for a 100 IBU beer
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap GTMW 2008
Scant notes, but bear with me:
Nice, vivid nose of orange hops and caramel malts.
Taste is orange hops, caramel, with a solid backbone and some more alcohol.
Finishes with a nice bitterness.
tomthompson89 (1921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber color with little head big chunks floating around this one.malty, caremel malt flavor,english hops nice drinkability. Liked it.
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Derek. An imperial pale, a British hopped up style. Cloudy with off-white bubbly, and lace. A bold malt aroma, and yeast. Unfiltered, as there is black sediment there. Average mouthfeel. Big on the hops.
doubelknv3 (1009) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild grapefruit and caramel aroma. Cloudy, golden-amber with lacing white head. Grapefruit, citrus, with mild balancing caramel flavours. Watery with lasting bitter finish.
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Further proof that the Grumpy Troll can brew nothing less than great beers. Near-perfect pour, with a pillowy head. It’s a ruddy lemon color coming out of the bottle, but when it settles into the glass after a dense swirl of bubbles it’s more of a toffee color. Aroma is a little bready. Not as bitter as most Imperial IPAs, but still loaded with flavor, especially dense, crisp pineappley hops. There’s a backtaste that’s almost a Belgian-like funk, which only adds to the pleasure.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Grumpy Troll Brew Pub. Poured a medium and cloudy orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caralem, citrus, and fruity. Tastes of citrus, caramel, melons, and fruity. Alcohol content well hidden.
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours redish brown with almost no head. Hop and fruit aroma...lots of fruit. Thick and creamy palate. Flavor starts out hops with a REAL FRUITY middle and a slightly bitter finish. This is a good and I will drink it again but for a IIPA it is alittle too fruity for me.
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from iowaherkeye. Thanks dude! Aroma is of English Hops - light citrus and floral aspects followed by a decent malty backbone too. This one is interesting. Pours a muddy orange brown with a big head. It tastes like an English IPA to me, but obviously of the Imperial variety. Moderate citrus, pineapple, punchy, and floral hops are followed by caramel, toffee, cookie dough and bready malts. Finish is a little hoppy, but does have a light sour aspect that coats the teeth. Not really bitter, but definitely hoppy. Does not drink like it is 9%.