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.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 11$ Bruisiní ales Ashville. Pours a foggy orange with a fine off white head. aroma is sweet and fruity with a load of hops. Flavor is sweet and rich with notes of caramel. Very hoppy and citrus. I saved mine for a while and I think it payed off. The body was full, i wasnít expecting it. I had a glass of this and sampled it comparing to the regular Kashimir and they have simularities, bu this beer totally blows the other one out the the water.
fro2218 (466) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber in color. Hoppy aroma with citrus notes. A little watery for an imp IPA. An ok beer not great.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - MAR 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bruisiní Ales. Pours a deep luscious sunset orange with dense but small slightly off-white head. Nose is a melange of great hop characters: citrusy, piney, resiny, funky. Graham cracker malt scent resides beneath. Full and initially sweet on the palate, before a melon-like tropical hop flavor comes forward, shifting into a spruce sweet bitterness and then finally lingering tangerine in the finish. Bready caramel malts add a touch of balance without getting in the way of the hops. Considering the amount of hops used, the beer isnít overwhelmingly bitter like some Double IPAs, focusing more on aroma. A definite treat, in my opinion.
TikiE (366) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutly delicious! Taste like the regular Kashmir put way more intense, almost smells like a barley wine, and tastes amazing! Hazy orange color with nice hoppy tone in the flavor that lasts sweet on the palate! Wow...I want another!!!
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was piney and resinous like fresh hop cones. Caramel lurked somewhere behind, but it would have been difficult to prove if testifying in court. The aroma was grassy, citrus, piney and spicy. Every hop aromatic under the sun. The beer poured with a slight haze into the glass and had a low off-white head which lingered at the surface of the amber beer long enough to last the glass. The flavor was nicely bittered and balanced with strong caramel and malty characteristics to offset a stong and powerful hop bittering and flavor. The hop flavor was not nearly as agressive as the aroma promised. The flavor was piney, citrusy, grassy and a bit spicy. The flavor had quite a bit of fresh hop character. The finish was dry with lasting impressions of caramel and bittering hand in hand into the aftertaste. The body was medium-full and despite a somewhat low level of carbonation the beer was nice and creamy on the palate. An interesting and complex Imperial IPA. Cheers to the boyz at Highland. 22 ounce bottle. $9.99 at Samís in Durham.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I paid $10 for this bomber, it better be good. The beer is a hazy dark tan color, smallish head. The aroma is detectable from accross the room. It has a fruitier aroma, more like apricot or mango as opposed to the citrus you expect. Very pleasant though, top marks on aroma. The taste is fantastic as well. Very bitter and hoppy, but balanced enough. Has that elusive almost shockingly hoppy quality I love in a big DIPA. This is one of the best beers Iíve every had, Iím definately enjoying this one. Iíd say its way underrated, definately blows away the 90 minute and many other rated higher.