freeofthoughts (659) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber golden with white suds. Rich aromatics, fruity green hops with soothing grain. The taste is grainy and filling, lightly warming and nice crisp fruity hops. Strong bitter but not overwhelming, kind of a light herbal green bitter with the fruits running with the grain midway and a nice drying grainy finish. There is a light tartness to compliment the sweet ish grain. Nice brew, Iíve tried an awesome variety of iipaís from laughing dog.
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a hint of murkiness and a very large aggressive white head w/ sticky soapy lacing. Fruity hop aroma hints of grapefruit, pine, passion fruit, some candied sugars - my one complaint is the aroma is a touch lighter than Iíd like. Palate is full well bodied and lightly creamy. Flavor follows the aroma but with more intensity. Finishes lightly warm and sweet. I could have called this a barely wine more than an IIPA, but delicious either way.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice dark yellow (?) pour with thick head and excellent lacing. Abundant hops with citrus-pine.
superspak (2681) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 5/29/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, biscuit, grapefruit, pine, honey, orange peel, floral, mango, and herbal. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance; a touch boozy but not too bad. Taste of caramel, grapefruit, pine, biscuit, honey, floral, orange peel, mango, nuttiness, and herbal. Fair amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, caramel, honey, pine, orange peel, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance with a very good bitterness/malt sweetness balance. No cloying flavors at all; very balanced despite a fairly long finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a pretty creamy, slick, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Imperial IPA. Great flavor balance with no cloying hop bitterness or sweetness; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one, very well done.
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, large white head,delicate lacing. Aroma of butterscotch and brown bread, light spice. Taste is bitter pine and grass.
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. This is HOPPY as all hell. This is extremely bitter, but very clean on the palate. Really great drink that bops you in the nose, the punches you in the mouth. Great beer...
pss1951 (1) - - JUL 11, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A wonderful velvety mouth feel and the most well balanced Imperial Iíve come across in a long time. The sweet malt quality of a high gravity beer is well balanced by the hops and the combination makes for a great seasonal. Iíll be looking for this as a special treat every year!
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap flight side by side with Sneaky Pete at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore. Light amber pour with no head. Black tea nose and less hoppy but more bitter than Pete. Good sweet tea malt flavor after the sip is gone. Hoppy but finishes pretty clean. Like Pete better bit there's nothing wrong with this.
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bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful brew here! Pours orange-amber into the glass, with a nice 2-finger eggshell head sitting atop, leaving soapy window-wash lacing. The nose is of candied oranges, truffles, hints of fruitcake, spruce and raisin-nut bread. Flavors show caramel, cognac, toffee, orange peel, candied citrus, pine, spruce and finish with a light pine/spruce turning to a lightly warmed cognac. The mouthfeel is slick and liquer-ish to the palate. With such complexity and full-bodiedness, this is a sipper to be enjoyed any night. Again, a great Double IPA!! Thoroughly enjoyable for a nightcap.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark orange pour, nice lasting head and lacing, strong sharp hop bit. Flavor is hot caramel, bitter herbal hops, and a good strong malt backbone to stand up to all the hops and alcohol. Even at $8 a bomber, this was worth it.