EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish orange in unfiltered hue with a finger of head. Big boy aromas of dank hops, summer sage, and something that reminds me of gingersnap cookies. Medium boy, creamy and smooth, with a nice oatmeal cookie malt backbone and a resinous bite of hop bitterness. The sage is very present with just a hint of juniper. Everything is fantastic until the finish where the sage lends an astringent smack of bitter polyphenols that don’t want to let go of my tongue. A little sharp cheddar would clear this problem right up. If you like aggressive hops, you’ll most likely love this. I would prefer a little more malt sweetness.
bwa5879 (697) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle from valley beverage, Sherman oaks, CA. Deep mahogany/amber pour. Head was offwhite, dense, and an inch high. Smells like chocolate, gin, and freshly fried French fries, malty overall. Fairly well balanced flavor, leaning toward malt rather than hops. Caramel malt, bitter pine taste. Not nearly as special as the scent. Finish is sweet and dry, Chardonnay-like.
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jgb9348 (4818) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall tan head - very nice. Aroma of pungent grassy and very piney hops with some resin and a bunch of malt and alcohol - very nice nose as well. Full-bodied; Deep piney and almost spruce flavours throughout with a bit of bitterness from the back end and really does taste like gin (hence juniper berries) with a bitter finish. Aftertaste very earthy, herbal and showing some good flavours throughout - with a deep alcohol bite and a pungent, full flavoured finish. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA showing some new flavour profiles, a good body and a filling, yet not too high alcohol beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Hi-Times Spirits in Costa Mesa, California on 05-August-2012 for US$6.37 sampled at home in Washington on 23-September-2012.
michaelinwa (611) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Medium brown, malty aroma, ample head. Flavor is primarily bitter. Strong notes of juniper and other stuff that simple does not work. Harsh and hard on the palate. Unpleasant.
olio (6407) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler @ Brewpub, Mammoth Lakes.
Pours orange color with head. Aroma of juniper, grass, hops and resin. Flavor of fruits, hints of juniper and some pale malts.
ration (1960) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
230712. Tap at mammoth brewery tasting room. Pours hazy amber with a small head. aroma junipers, hops. Fruity juniper taste. Not Bad.
jhamp9 (1112) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a red copper with a nice off white head and great lacing. Aroma is heavy juniper and sage, somewhat off putting at first but mellows a bit and some citrus notes come through. Taste has more subtle juniper and sage along with citrus and pine. Interesting.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear light brown colored beer with a beige head. The aroma some perfume with juniper, some fruits like citrus, malt and hop. The taste of sweet fruits, with strong juniper and some bitter hops. The aftertaste is bitter with berries, a little sweet.
jackfrost9p (297) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice IPA with some unusual flavors. Noticed juniper and sage with a strong piney, hop bitterness.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very deep amber/orange with nice off-white head. Sweet malt, floral hops, grapefruit, caramel, herb, and a definite flavor of sage. Complex and full bodied. This stuff is sweet, bitter, and spicy. I am very glad to have tried it.