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!
Desverger (1103) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Yespr’s - golden pour with small off-white head. Aroma and taste is fruity citrus, slightly toasty caramel malts, good sweet/bitter balance, slight spice, and a decent bitter finish.
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.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Wasn’t expecting much from this beer, but it actually suprised me. Not a huge hop nose, but a very nice hop flavor profile. Very easy to drink. Best Highland brew to date.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Dark amber body, smallish off-white head, caramel and piney hops in the nose. Well-balanced hops and caramel malts, fruity, a bit piney, but much too much alcohol presence in the finish.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick, rich, hazy orange/ amber color. Aroma of hops, huge malt,and sweetness. The taste was sweet and earthy with nice hop bitterness in the finish. Taste like sweet hop candy. Yummmmm. This is how I like my IIPA’s. Thanks goes to Suttree for the bottle, know that!
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Bottle from Jimbowood. Shared with Bartzilla. Deep, rich amber color. Super hoppy nose. Flavor is sweet, almost too sweet. I picked up some brown sugar/Caramel like notes. We both agreed that this is almost a barleywine. Lots of heat from the alcohol. Pretty good.
AR (982) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There was not the strong aroma present that would usually be associated with an Imperial IPA. That, however, was deceiving. The flavor was strong in this full-bodied ale. Also was very smooth for an Imperial. Good job.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong floral hops aroma. Slightly hazy orange amber body, off-white head. Flavor is piney and earthy, powerful, with some background citrus. Lots of spicy bitterness. Very different from the usual grapefruit-dominant IPA.