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 (2468) - 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 (9998) - 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 (3500) - 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 (950) - 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 (1785) - 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 (1965) - 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.
nearbeer (3629) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Clear copper with a quarter inch of sticky, creamy foam that endures. Aroma is juicy pineapple, mango, and orange; plus some spicy molasses, wood, and resin. Tastes the same with a healthy dose of bittering from the resin, wood and spicy floral hops. Medium-heavy body is fairly smoothly carbonated, with a good tingle from the hops. Maybe a little sticky, but not overly so. A touch of alcohol warmth without the boozy taste. Nice.
MadRobin (1864) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 22 ounce bottle.
Clear (although not perfectly clear), sparkling bright amber with one finger
cream colored head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of sweet malts, biscuits and citrusy and piney hops.
Taste of bitter grapefruit, honey, sweet malts and pine.
Full body and high carbonation. It had a nice mouthfeel although it was a bit on the sticky side.
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