tmoreau (2985) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared swing topped liter bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orangey amber color, with a fair layer of off white head foam, and spotty lacing. The aroma was pit & dried fruit, with a bit of follow up citrus, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Ditto on the taste, with a pronounced and lingering, citrus and rind-like hop bitterness. Medium bodied, with good carbonation, and some noticeable alcohol. Not overwhelming, but a decent DIPA.
JanosX (44) - - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker than expected for an IPA. Very little head. Aroma is if caramel and toffee. Flavour is initially light toffee notes but finishes with grapefruit. It is slightly more bitter than tart but the flavour is well balanced.
TBone (14264) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Mission Dolores, Brooklyn. Amber color, good white head, lace. Fruity, even berryish aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor has quite amount of warming alcohol, piney bitterness. Highlight of this beer is in the aftertaste which is long and grapefruity.
johnnnniee (2978) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Redstone.
Big caramel maltiness, earthy and light citrus hop barely cuts through the malt sweetness. English inspired I assume, decent drinker.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours orange with big chunks, large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus, tropical fruit. The taste is bitter astringent hops and pale malt. Medium bodied, off balance and kind of all over the place.
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: cloudy, heavy lees, deep copper, medium head and lace. Very lifted malted driven double IPA. Caramel. Fruity, clean and dense. Dry, bitter and not sour. Very dense malty style. Good depth of flavor.
A double IPA in the English style. Malt driven rather than hops.
Very good beer.
damzz (360) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a pale orange with a very thin white head that persists with little lacing. Nose is hoppy IPA. Taste is hoppy malt dominated by hops and a bitter aftertaste. This is a typical IPA Imperial. Nothing special. 1 liter resealable bottle.
AgentAle (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a rich hop profile with citrus, lemon grass and a nice earthiness. Taste is a light sweet crisp maltiness with a fairly dominant hop body which comprises of grapefruit and tanin which leaves light bitterness burn on finish. Pretty well balanced overall. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
UXO (857) - CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Willow Park Beer Bash 2014. Unfortunately, there was no time for detailed notes - and I only made it through half my list even so!
vadie (1028) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un bon impériale très malté. Pas d’agrumes juste de houblon dans l’arôme et le goût. Un peu sombre pour le se est pas aussi complexe pour que ça soit une très bonne impériale mais un bon boisson quand même!