doboy (397) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle smuggled back from Las vegas area! Shared with Uncle Steve, Celticbrew, and the new additions to our Cast of Thousands, Chris the Beer Virgin Guitar Hero, Ken aka I.P. Freely, Officer Brian, And our Pal Joey!
Had a bottle with Ken in Vegas, still kind of watrm and was totally unimpressed. Cold it was better. Poured a hazy copper color. Head reduced to a fine lacing. The hoppy flavor was nice. Good bittering. Light floral hop aroma. Definately better cold!
ej (326) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber, relatively clear with a small film of foam. Aroma of sweet caramel , syrupy and raisins. Taste is nutty with bitter grassy notes and caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation
cmc619 (325) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big, foamy, consistent head lattices down a bit as it settles. Beer is dark orange, almost reddish hue to it. Aroma is a bit low in strength, but has some interesting elements to it: mostly non-grapefruit citrus (orange and lime). I could have guessed from the 9.3% ABV, but this beer is hot. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Taste of herbs, mostly. Has a slight medicinal burn to it, accompanied by an unpleasant flavor in the finish. Not a lot of depth here. Missing the hops until the finish--there are regular APAs that smell and taste hoppier than this.
Onionkid (301) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - APR 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Got this in a variety 6-pack. Brown color with a thin white head. Smells like caramel and citrus with the same taste. I wasnít expecting that combo when I first sipped the bottle so it caught me off guard. Ultimately, I think both aspects of it are a bit subpar, and while itís an enjoyable drink and one I wouldnít mind having if given...itís not one Iíll be going out of my way to grab again. The aftertaste first hits with a hoppy, bitter aftertaste Iíd normally expect, then that sorta indistinguishable, murky bitter/citric taste transforms for a second into a very distinct grapefruit flavor...then itís finished with a bland toffee/caramel end. Thatís the worst part of it for me...the finish is bland. 8.2% alcohol.
GhostFace (300) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. pours out a reddish/brown color. aroma was malt forward with some earthy hops present. malty on the tongue with some blah hop flavor. nothing from this beer reminded me of an imperial ipa. i still would like to try other offerings from them considering they will be opening up shop in Wisconsin soon..
trujahwarrior (268) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light copper color with a thick white head that leaves good lacing. Smells and tastes like tropical citrus, caramel and toffee with a decent hop bite in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this is nothing special for a Imperial Ipa, just the run of the mill.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of beerbastard- thanks Joel! Pours a slightly hazy dark yellow color w/ a big, fluffy white head. Decent aroma of faint, piney hops & sweet, bready malts. Bites the tongue initially w/ bitter hops & alcohol. Moves into un-ripened nectarine, grapefruit pith & pine. Get some cracker & caramel in the middle. Finishes a little more bitter w/ the alcohol showing up again. More sweet than I typically like my DIPAís but not bad overall. A hard category to be "great" in.
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
balanced thick aroma of somewhat aged hops and carmely malt. good body. a touch thick, smooth. covers the abv well. taste hoppy, citrus, sweet malt. decent finish. i cannot freakin beleive i had a decent JJ beer. This place had 5 drainpours and a sad excuse for an RIS in the first six i tried. this is by far the best. I know thatís not saying a ton...Pliny it is not...but damn, itís not drainpour. Yay!!
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) Slight butterscotch. Dark yellow. Hot and bitter hoppy taste. Kinda indistinct.
HopHeadinAZ (177) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can: Pours a clear dark gold with a nice medium white head which leads to nice lacing. The aroma is sweet and piney. The taste is bitter and almost has a rye character. The mouthfeel for the beer seems off. Lighter but still coating. Not sure how else to describe this. Iíd want to like this and itís not horrible but I wouldnít buy it again.