beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 4/12/2013. The Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, some apricot and peach with some grapefruity hops. A medium bodied Imperial Belgian India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, The hops are grapefruity and floral. Nice balance between the fruity, yeasty and hoppy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
maddmatt639 (214) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of citrusy hops and sweet malt. Tastes hoppy, but not overly hoppy with a malty background. A nice bitter finish.
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merc7186 (1989) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Bittering Hop, Earthy, Mild Onions
T: Grainy, Bittering Hops, Onions
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, it doesn’t make any sense because it has the qualities of a New Zealand hop for a califoronia beer week. The flavor profile just doesn’t agree with me personally.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and yeast aroma with light pine. Grapefruit and pine flavor with yeast. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light malt and light yeast.
Dodgrblu (589) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capitol Beer during beer week, Knee Deep version, slight Belgian yeastiness at the finish.
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bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours clear amber with a transient head. Aroma is pine/citrus. Quite nice. Med body. Flavor is fresh resin and citrus. It is very pleasant. Light roasty backbone. finishes somewhat harshly bitter. Hi-five! But the finish smooths down to tasty/bitter.
marcus (6349) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol beer, Sacramento . Pours caramel with a transient beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a delicious caramel malt backbone with a hefty dose of Citra hops. Another great beer from this brewer.
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the 2013 SF beer week opening celebration. It pours a light orange color with a white head. The aroma is piney and lightly phenolic with hoppy and yeast esters. The flavor is nice. Fruit, citrus, pine and mild yeast esters. Maybe a bit minty? It has a bitter finish, but not overpowering. Well executed for a Belgian IIPA.
Cory (295) - , California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. The aroma of fresh hops and mango was amazing. It was less bitter that expected but it sticks with ya. Very little carbonation and head, clear amber body, and no lacing.
whicheck (81) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foamy head. Looks like Apple juice in the color. Very clear. The hops are nice with the balanced yeast and malts. Slight bitterness sticks to the palate but fairly mild. especially for the 9.1 abv. Not a favorite but a good beer.