jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hop aroma. Good looking beer in the glass. Thick white head. Good thick mouthfeel. A little too sweet for my taste. Still has a nice hop bite to it.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color was a medium brown/orange. The head was creamy, foamy, and off-white. THe aroma was very hoppy, some spice, citris, and pine. The flavor was strong hops, alcohol, pine, a slight bitterness, and citrisy apricot. The palate was lively. The finish was warm and citrisy.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a murky copper amber body with a lasting almond head that sheds some sheet lacing on the glass. Robust aroma is awash in hops. Spicy, leafy, herbal, pine and citrus notes dominate the hints of caramel maltiness. Full medium body is well carbonated. A ton of hops in this one. Earthy and leafy bitterness is complimented by notes of tobacco, leather, citrus, and pine. Black pepper and warming alcohol add complexity. Solid malt backbone infuses some caramel and keeps the hops from totally bullying the playground. Very well done. One of Highlandís best efforts.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the mouthfeel on this is spritzy, carbonated. pours a copper wiht full white head. very armatic, and hoppy. notice the hops right away on the front. it is good, and very hoppy, finish is rather mild.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of mgumby10. Thanks for sharing this rare treat Mike! Pours a glowing amber body with a small white head with decent lasting power. When it fades a ring of soapy bubbles sit atop the body. Aromas of hops, lemon skin, oranges, grapefruit, pine, malts and a noticeable amount of alcohol heat. Quite overpowering, even for a big brew like this. Fore is pretty much the same, big on the hop flavor range with a complimentary malt backbone that balances things out nicely. Medium carbonation, oily palate, slick mouthfeel. Finish is super bitter, medium length, and then hits you over the head with alcohol burn. A bit overrated so far I think.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent IPA but is it a double? Had most of the standard flavors , I did not find the alcohol oppressing.
CheesedMan (550) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy mgumby!!!! Pours a pleasant copper brown color. Aroma is a touch fiery, the alcohol is very evident. Hops are there, along with a malty sweetness. There is a slightly grassy component, adding a bit to the dance. Flavor is more of the same. The alcohol is very evident. Decent.
rayg1 (525) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep orange-reddish with a nearly rediculously huge head. Pine and citrus dominate the aroma, and leaves you fairly satisfied and wanting to take a sip so badly. Taking a sip reveals a rich brew full of malts that taste of caramel and toffee but are quickly bitch smacked away by a huge hop profile. This brew is heavy on cascade I can tell but I canít pick out the other four. Oh well no matter, this is a very nice brew sweet at first and then the bittering pucker factor with the hops. I like this alot.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brew grass festival. Pours a dark yellow color with a tan head. Aroma is very floral and hoppy. Taste is about the same. Typical simcoe double IPA taste. Finished with a nice carbonation feeling on the tongue.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was lucky enough to get this bottle in a trade from RustyDiamond, thanks Rusty. Imperial Kashmir enters the glass a hazy apricot with a few streams of large carbonation rising to the surface. A good looking finger and a half head of pure whiteness that eventually falls to a skimming and leaves some streaks of lacing on its way down.
The aroma on this beer is utterly unique. Things are a little faint at first but if you stick with it crazy notes of ground spruce needles and mandarin oranges jump out at you. Thereís something else in there, and although I canít put my finger on it, it fits flawlessly. A touch of alcohol spiciness finishes things off.
This beer is delicious! The flavor shows more pine needles than the aroma would suggest. Big and pungent (in a good way). The crazy citrus involved wafts through the pine until the finish. Thereís some rich caramel maltiness that shows up and fortifies the hoppiness on the backend. The swallow leaves a nice tounge tingling bitterness.
You couldnít ask for a much better mouthfeel on a IIPA. Velvety and smooth. I run into far too many that are sweet and sticky. This walks the line perfectly.
For such a high abv this beer drink far too easily. Iím crazy about the unique hoppiness (tangarine and mandarin oranges) and the pine bitterness.
Truth be told I thought this would be a good IIPA but it turns out itís an outstanding IIPA. Iím going to have to try and get my hands on a few more of these. The unique flavors work wonders in the mouth.