dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head, strong hop aroma. 22 oz. $3.39 at Fred Meyer. What a deal. Even though hop flavor is strong too much maltiness seeps through for my idea of an imperial. Very good though, strong bitter aftertaste that lingers.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium-to-dark amber with a white head. Light aroma of floral hops with a hint of penicillin. In the mouth, it has spiky carbonation and medium body. Taste was relatively dry, with solid floral hops giving away to moderate bitterness.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2008 22oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with noticeable carbonation. Bountiful aroma of hops. Really nice smell. First taste is a feel of that carbonation, which quickly gives way to some nice hoppiness, though it doesn’t stack up to some of the best IIPAs (e.g. Ruination). It was a nice beer all the way through, but I was left hoping for a wee bit more.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper, reddish color. The aroma and flavor are over the regular IPA, it is noticeably more bitter, with more citrus and piney notes.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a white foamy head. Smells of light citrus. Tastes of hops, citrus, and light bitter. Slightly sweet. Finishes refreshingly.
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Almost no head; golden orange in the glass. Smell is delicious -- apple turnovers, candied fruit, a little grass, some citrus. Taste is crisp, bready, cooked pastry dough, tangy and slightly dry on the finish. Really good.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. pours brownish yellowwith very little head. Not a lot on the nose some caramel, pine and grapefruit. Very malty, some pine but it’s not ripping the enamel from my teeth. Mouthfeel is thin for an Imp IPA and the finish is bitter but not long.
Melker (247) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big forthy head, leaves some lacing. Aroma is pine, floral and caramel.
Very malty taste, caramel, butterscotch. Also a lot of hoppy bitterness and fruityness. Pretty sweet.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
liquorloft tallahassee.Very much like there single IPA, spicy hops blended on top of citrus. very nice malt backbone. nose is strong citrus hops and malt. lasting bitter finish but not as bitter as other styles.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber colour with a large rocky-frothy off white head. Aroma is fruity, with lots of hops. Initial taste is soft fruity and sweet malts. Mouthfeel is a soft carbonation with a bitter hop that coats the entire palate. Head retention is good and the lacing the glass looks absolutely excellent, completely slapped and pasted over. Long, good finish. Wonderful!