Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A dark orange appearance with a beige head. The aroma is full of pine, grapefruit, and oranges. I catch a little perfume in there as well. This wasnt as BIG as some IPAs Ive had which isnt always bad. A well balanced beer with more grapefruit and oranges showing up in the flavor. The finish was quite bitter. Top notch IIPA in my book.
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Bistroís 7th DIPA Fest: Nose of citrus hops; Hazy copper samll off-white head; flavor of citrusy hop bitterness; not that good!
MNovak (32) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber/orange color. A little sweet a little citrus. A little weak for a double but still quite good.
FirkinHopHead (26) - Munster, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy orange with creamy white head. Aroma of citrus and resin. Sweet with a nice hop finish. A good brew, but a little too sweet for my taste.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a orangy amber color with a nice white head. Nice full palate, and full hoppy aroma. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of hops in here, but nothing abrasive or harsh. Seemed very similar to their regular IPA, just hoppier.
MarkBarnes (394) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Feb. 4, 2007; 22 oz. "bomber" purchased for $3.99 at Chanatryís Market, Utica NY. Amber pour; thin, quickly-dissipating head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is tastefully muted, but just as neatly balanced as the outstanding round, full-bodied -- and eminently smooth -- flavor & palate.
Like Lagunitasí excellent flagship IPA, this Imperial weighs in at the lighter end of the scale for its style (7.5% ABV, 72 IBU), thankfully eschewing over-the-top "novelty drink" status. The result is the most "drinkable" -- almost session-worthy -- IIPA Iíve yet tried.
Life is wonderful when people make beer like this.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz from Liqourama: Iím sorry, I thought this was a wonderful beer. It was a beautiful amber color with a nice frothy head, with smell of pine, citrus and caramel. The taste was of the same. Lots of hops, malt. Carbination was at minimum, and it is very smooth. I would love to have more.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 I love the beautiful look of this beer. Its really cloudy with a dark orange hus and off white lasting head. The aroma is that of a good IPA, citrus and sweet. I think overall this is a supper yummy beer. I donít like to rate based on category, but this is not an imperial/double IPA. My girlfriend, who is not a bitter fan, didnít even think this was bitter. I didnít either.
robinvboyer (3698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 aroma is all citrus, and hops!
one of the better IIPAís iíve had. i havent had many, but man this is great stuff! love it! flavour is all citrus, and bitterness
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Perfect execution of the IIPA/DIPA. Not over the top like some of the great ones out there, approachable yet assertive at the same time. Cloudy orange/copper color, great head, First you start with the citrus/frutal grapefruit, pineapple gifts of the generous hopping no doubt. Finishes nicely wiht what iíll describe as a smoky/peaty taste.
I like it . A good introductory beer for anyone that wants to start with imperial IPAs.