spacemonster (65) - Igo, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The nose isnít much. The appearance is of a brown/mahogany, Little head retention but at 9.75? Who would have thought that important? The taste is a very robust malt matrix combined with just the right Hops. Both the profile and at 66.6 ibuís It has hop attack, iTís just not the star here. That Title will be given to Itís brewers. Well Done. Didnít want an IPA nor a Stout. This is a welcome addition to a hard to fill niche.
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Itís hard to classify this beer. It has elements of a strong ale, a barleywine, and the big hoppiness of an IPA (like all Lagunitas beers). It is a fantastic beer that should be savored. Pours a deep amber and smells of primarily of hops.
mystiksc (59) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy citrus, bitter. Bittersweet hops. Amazing price @ beverage warehouse in los angeles ($2.69) Really did not feel like 9.28% abv which allowed to finish off the night with a lagunita red imperial ale.
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I get a light, springtime nose--fresh earth and pine. Has a mahogany color with nice consistent lacing and a fluffy head. Hits you with caramel sweetness and leaves with a bitter finish. Nose and abv are my favorite parts of this one.
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer is a mouthful! Lots of flavor and an alcohol kick. Sold in 6 packs and I do not recommend drinking them all at once! My local Bottle King had one sixer left. Glad I snagged it!
TheArgoPirate (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle at Durkins in Chicago. Pours a rich reddish copper with slight white heat that leaves a but of lacing. Aroma is sweet, malty, floral. Taste is strong malt with appropriately bitter finish. Very good imperial IPA, bery balanced.
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Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with little head. The little head it has will lace the side of your glass down to the last sip. Taste citrusy and sweet with caramel malts to follow. At 9.75 ABV the alcohol is very well hidden.
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - APR 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large off-white head that dissipates slowly. A good amount of lacing.
Floral citrus (lemon, orange), pine and caramel.
Similar to aroma. Citrus, pine and caramel malt. As the beer warms up I get some earthy flavors too. A tad more bitter than sweet.
Medium bodied beer with. Soft carbonation. Relatively dry finish.
Very easy drinking beer. I hardly taste any alcohol at all in this 9% beer. If I were to rate this against a pale ale or IPA, I would say this is very good. It seems a bit simple and mild for an Imperial IPA.
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good strong ale. Alc. 9.7% and IBU of 72.41 with a nice hoppy overtone. If you didnít look at the label you would be inclined to almost think this was an IPA. If you like a strong, hoppy ale, I would recommend this brew. I like it a lot.
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with a copper touch. Good clean head with nice lacing and all thew fun of a IIPA with a touch of B-Wine. Little bro of Hog Heaven is how I may describe it( a little). I like it and would like to pour it all over my face so it stays with me for a while.