Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange/amber color with a rather large white head. Lace sticks to the glass the whole way down. Pineapple and tangerine in the aroma with some faint pine. Tangerine and peach in the flavor is rather nice but there is a rather boozy finish that I’m not very fond of. The heat at the end of this brings the score down a notch or two but I could see this one settling down a tad in a month or two.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks AgentSteve. Poured hazy amber orange, smooth, caramel, fruity, earthy hops, malty, little citrus.
AndyW68 (1258) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good not great. Clear gold with big white head. Aroma is musty citrus. Taste is sweet and bitter. Hint of old rinds.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Aroma is big with notes of caramel, port, dried fruit, and spice. Deep dark orange/caramel color with an average sized off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is sweet and sticky with flavors of caramel, spice, port, plum, and a slight bitterness on the finish. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. This brew tastes like an aged barley wine so I’m thinking this is an aged bottle. Either way I think it’s a good Imp IPA.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for the trade Ross. Pours a deep amber color with thin white head. Aroma is light grapefruit, malt, some resin and some earthiness. Taste is citrus hops, malt, vegetal and dirt. Alcohol is well hidden but that’s is it’s only redeeming quality. It seems like someone dropped some potting soil in a mediocre DIPA.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle pours a hazy amber, medium off white head, fair lace. Fresh hoppy aroma of citrus, with some pine and spice, background of toffee and light fruitiness. Medium/full body, medium carbonation, resinous, slightly sticky, but drying out well. Quite malty with lots of sweetness up front, peppery bitterness comes on at the end. All in all, not bad, but really heavy in the malt department.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a lighter amberish, caramel color, with a small yellowish white head. lack sufficient structure to being anything more than just a one time bottle. Not nearly enough maltiness to back up the amount of hops in this beer. Herbal earthiness dominates the nose, almost pungent, and a lot of heat from the alcohol in the finish. Unbalanced in my opinion.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a nice coppery color with a large beige head. Aroma is very hoppy, grapefruity, grassy, and suprisingly, malt. Flavor was nice. Had a nice smack of hops and resin, but faded away to a nice balance of hop and malt finish. Nice brew drank at brew grass, but I managed to pick up several bottles at the brewery! Nice job guys!
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, dark caramel/orange/amber pour, very light beige head is thin and slowly receding. Lacing is intermingled dots and arcs. Looks very oily. Lactic acidity is strong coming off the foam in the initial nosing. Fresh hops are such an interesting display; notes of banana, strawberry, orange, berries, light pine and resin. Malt is very fresh, barley overrunning the aroma in an exciting way. This is incredibly interesting. The flavor is just as strange as the nose, though it’s more focused and bitterness crowds the nonconfoming nuances into the corner. Bitterness is medium-high, resiny and fruity and piney. Malt is loaded with semi-sweet yogurt and lightly toasted grains. Hops collide with sweet sugars in a twisted finish. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, lightly and softly carbonated, moderately smooth. Weird acidophilus brew, what?
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 Thanks to limesmut for the bottle. Hazy orange with a medium head. Aroma of earthy caramel malt and tropical fruit hops. Flavor was earthy with pine and tropical fruits that was very balanced with the sweetness of the caramel malts. Some spice in there also.
Nicely spicy and bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. A bit too ’balanced’ for my taste.