CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a solid burnt orange and ruby color with pillowy white head. The aroma is a potent blend of floral hops, ruby red grapefruit, pine and malt. The flavor begins with a strong dose of resiny hops, grapefruit and toasted malt along with some pine resin, candied citrus and alcohol toward the back end. The body is a little bit sticky and syrupy with aggressive carbonation. The finish is all hops bitterness and citrus with a booze burn at the end. The overall flavor is packed with hops goodness but the alcohol burn prevents it from being a top notch DIPA.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Iíve had about a dozen of these, and now I am finally going to rate it. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, pine, citrus, tangerine, nectarine, oranges, and some crystal malt. Poured orange in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny, small, and large particles throughout. Fair lacing. Flavor is heavily bitter and light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, hops, slight caramel, citrus, orange, nectarine, light pine, slight resin, and some grapefruit. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, lightly sweet, hop, caramel malt, citrus, finish. 8.4%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Ughsmash (7428) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured a lovely shade of rich orangey amber with a well-retained, sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up peppery, pine, and grapefruit zest over sweet caramel and a pinch of honey.. warm, welcoming, and well-balanced. The flavor found tacky sweet caramel and assorted lighter-skinned fruits at the core.. quite bitter on the edges, with black pepper and pine leading.. a touch of citrus on the finish over lots of residual sugars.. some greener boozage at the end.. solid stuff. Medium-plus bodied and grainy on the palate.. kind of meaty, in a decent way.. Iíd drink this again.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a creamy beige head, looks a little like swamp water. Floral, citrus and herbal hops in the nose. Slightly sweet and not very bitter on the palate. Ok.
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2011 Chuhhh Ching! This is supurb! Big mango aroma. This tastes like a mellow Dreadnaught. 8.4%? a little weak for a double ipa, and borders on too sweet, but damn this is tasty. One of the best IPA finds in a year or so. I think it was like $6 a bomber. Not too bad.
Rerate. Drank two of these tonight for superbowl. $4.99 for a bomber. A citrus hop bomb. One the most delicious IPAís iíve had in years.
CheersMate (1318) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Summer Warmer", huh? This just hit the shelves at the local QFC. 22 oz. bottle. Head is thin, at first. It eventually dissipates into a wispy head. It has a nice orange and copper color to it. Itís quite pungent, considering that I can smell it even though itís a couple feet away from my nose. Lots of grapefruit coming through. The citrus hops are very fragrant. A slight booze aroma comes through. This has a pleasant aroma. Pleasant citrus and grapefruit hop flavor. The taste is quite subtle and tame. Itís not exceedingly bitter for no reason. It has a nice, clean, and oily texture. This has a soft carbonation. Imperial? Other than the ABV, I donít think so. If this were just a regular IPA, Iíd be all over it, but I was expecting this to be a bit more robust. However, this does sit on that margin between imperial and not. Iím really liking this brew.
mcberko (10571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bottleworks, pours orangey amber with a white head. Wonderful aroma of piney hops, caramel malts (just enough to balance), grapefruit and mango. The flavour is no less hoppy, with citrusy hops, balanced perfectly with caramel malts. The palate is fruity and leaves a sweet caramel finish. Delicious - really well-made.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet juicy pineapple citrus couple with gritty pine. Bright clear copper, thick gummy meringue head. Big sweet burst of gummy sticky hops, lots of pine, and though it calls out the cascade, seems to have a simcoe thing going on. Easy on the palate, fairly light. Too easy. I could drink this all night. But it wouldnít be a long night. Finishes balanced on the tongue, not too fiercely bitter. Sometimes thatís OK
sblakey (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Whisky bar, Seattle. Pours out of tap with NO head. Dark amber Coleridge, resinous aftertaste.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aftermath Imperial I.P.A--Brewerís Choice--2003 22 oz. Bottle. 8.40% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0 ) Clear rich amber color. Light lacy head. Rich sweet floral big hop front. Smooth rich creamy sweet caramel malt body with smooth tangy citrus notes. Rich balanced hop spice end. Big mellow smooth hops. Sampled 9/20/2003.
Aftermath Imperial I.P.A.--2005 22 oz. Bottle. 8.40% ABV. 80 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Light lacy head. Clear thin rich bright amber red color. Mild earthy floral hop front. Sweet fruity malty tangy caramel ester young body. Smooth mild hot EtOH mild hop spice citrus end. Barleywine malty. Sampled 8/6/2005.
Aftermath Imperial I.P.A.--2006 22 oz. Bottle. 8.40% ABV. 85 IBUís? (4.5 / 5.0 ) Mild lace head. Clear dark gold color hazes amber orange with bottle conditioned sediment. Mellow rich floral Cascade hop front. Smooth clean bottle conditioned ester caramel grapefruit body. Balanced mild tangy hop spice clean end. Sampled 10/25/2006.
Aftermath Imperial IPA--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 8.40% ABV. 75 IBUís? 4.0 / 5.0) Thick pour. Dense lacy off white head. Bottle conditioned sediment hint. Clear rich amber color. Malty floral hop front. Thick sweet biscuit fruit malt doughy caramel herbal note body. Rich sweet hot mild EtOH hop spice mild bitter clean end. Malty Too Fruity Imperial IPA. Sampled 6/30/2008. $4.99 Each.
Aftermath Imperial I.P.A--2009 22 oz. Bottle. 9.50% ABV--100+ IBUís according to Brewer. (2.5 / 5.0) Thin no lace minimal off white head. Thick sediment. Cloudy bright dark orange color with sediment. Big fruit ester malt hop aroma. Cloying sweet caramel earthy pine resin body Malty hop spice mild hot EtOH cloying end. Totally Out of Whack Imperial IPA. Sampled 10/18/2009. $4.19 Each.