Beerathon (1534) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt orange in color with frothy off-white head and lacing. Pine, resin, some hop spice, thick/sticky mouthfeel, some grapefruit. Decent. Strong.
ronaldtheriot (1496) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA has a thin, white head, a semi-clear, orange-gold appearance, and almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong, caramel, and flowers (nectar). Taste is of white bread, bread crust, sweetness, high (yet, not harsh) bitterness, and hop oils. Mouthfeel is medium, and Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA finishes on the dry side and drinkable (for a 10% ale). RJT
gdubu493 (48) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Interesting. Baked apples, orange, molasses, Slight boozy smell.
Appearance: Opaque, cloudy orange. Looks like unfiltered apple cider. Thin. Gorgeous, thick, creamy, coffee colored, two-finger head that disappeared slowly. Thick lacing.
Taste: Bitter hops, sweet finish. Earthy. Slight tinge of alcohol in the front. Complex. Maybe some pine.
Palate: Dry, bitter.
Overall: I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a glass in which I like to drink beer. From aroma to taste, this is an interesting beer. I could not quite identify whether I liked this beer or not. I change my mind after each drink - it’s not good, then it’s wonderfully different. I would love to taste this on tap. RateBeer member nj_BierMaven probably summed up my indecision best, "Sweet malty almost like a Scoth Ale", without the booze. #respectbeerbrethren
Bobblehead (65) - Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle, pours a amber, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, full body, average carbonation, bitter, long finish.
SlimHabib (295) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden with an off white head. Citrus and pine aroma. Thick creamy body. Light hop taste, mostly grassy with some alcohol taste.
ajnepple (3285) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Orange and clear appearance with a white head and thick lacing. Aroma of herbal/floral hops, pine, light citrus, light toffee/caramel malts, resin and some off notes.. Heavily bitter with medium sweetness. Medium body with ample carbonation. Just OK for a IIPA.
nj_BierMaven (116) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle dated 3/13, so 20 months old. Hop profile has been lost. Cloudy amber in tulip glass, no significant head. Sweet malty almost like a Scoth Ale. Need to find a fresh example. Still enjoyable if you like sweet strong and malty.
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A darker maltier IPA. The spicy rye malt and sweetness of the honey dance around each other to citrus and pine hop notes. Very unique.
maximet (132) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, opaque with a brownish head. Very complex aroma of citrus, ripe yellow fruit, light caramel, cereal and some pines.Very well balanced IIPA, just a little bitter with nice residual sugar to top it. Lively carbonation, a little thin, astringent and a nice, long, smooth finish. Personally, more of an american BW, but still a really great brew!
JStax (3663) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a hazy amber with a big white head of thick foam. Good retention. The aroma is like sticky sweet rosemary and parsley. The taste is a bit cardboard-ish with notes of honey and english toffee. Dry and bitter toward the finish. Big body and medium carbonation.