chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, July 2006. Amber colour. Quite floral aroma. The usual resinous, piney US hops are joined by herbaceous, grassy, nettley character that makes it a little different to many US IPAs Iíve tried. I wouldnít call the hop character particularly aggressive - rather smooth and quite easy drinking, but not short of grip and nicely balanced. Quite enjoyable.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden color with a puffy white head. Aroma shows a strong hop presence. Body is dry and mild with some sweetness and a touch of hops, but doesn't quite live up to what the aroma promised.
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a hazy orange with frothy white head. The mild aroma is sweet sugary malts and mild hops like grapefruit and over ripe orange. Just like the aroma it starts sweet and malty with a hint of astringency. The hops are mild with grapefruit, ripe orange and orange rind. The bitterness builds some into the finish but is overall lackluster in its assertiveness.
DrSilverworm (6946) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jimís in Eastgate. Clear golden color, thin white head. Couple splecks of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Not bitter, nor assertive like your typical IPA. Just a moderate bitterness, light sweet taste. Some light citusy, lightly piney hop. More malt forward, but itís not a caramel, sweet malt, more clean and biscuity. As far as IPAs go, though, this doesnít really satisfy in the way that they usually do. Sub par for the category.
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber with white head.
Aroma is fruity (grapefruit) hops with nice caramel malt notes.
Taste malty / caramel, hops with grapefruit / citrus hops with light piny mouthfeel.
Overall mouthfeel is sweet and smooth finish is a mix of caramel and grapefruit with light bitterness.
phaleslu (6812) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a finger-thick eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, and a touch of pine and herbs. Flavor of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, earthy notes, pine resin, and toast. Mild. Light-medium bodied, with average carbonation and some sweetness and bitterness on the finish. Not bad.
KyotoLefty (6715) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Flying Saucer in Columbia CS, 2008. A bit smoky and burnt. Strong flavor of burnt sugar / caramel. Medium to strong hops, slightly strange, but decent.
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1329-20080508] 12floz bottle. Pine needle aroma on a bed of grass hops. Cloudy, orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head and small bubbles around the edges. Dull grassy pine resin flavour. Medium body is a little bitter. Drinkable, nice bitterness.
(c/o manuchampions, w/ him, jerc)
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma vegetable, cereal with citrus sided hops. Slight hints of farm yard.6+
Appearance dark golden ale with touch of amber. Bright rocky white top.
Flavor and Palate : soapy, leafy , cereal grainy character, Soft bodied. vegetable smooth finish of DMS. Perhaps late hop add to boil? Not perfect but it has the right foundations.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells of pine and some spice. Tastes resiny with some caramel and pine blending together. Decent, but Iím hoping the imperial version has more depth than this.