thicksuds (448) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pic on the bottle, very interesting. The desc. says Imperial IPA, it is not, the desc. reads strong ale, which seems more accurate. Smells almost like a bourbon aged rye ale I had recently and didn’t like. Hopefully the taste is better, nice doughy foam topping. My first beer from this brewery.
Hoppy, bitter from start to finish, less aromatic and more up front, complex taste, has a fruity almost tangy taste to it, very interesting, I do like it, definitely one bomber will do you in, a "big" beer, very rich but very good. Alcohol can’t be tasted too much. Can really taste the roasted malt.
All in all strong to very strong. I’d like to try another beer from them.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color with a white head. Aroma of spruce and citrus hops and caramel and cereal malt. Smooth balanced taste. The medium sweetness hits you right in the front of the mount and the medium sprucy bitterness hits you after. Finish is a lasting bitterness.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: 11/26/2010 Source:Other 22 oz bottle. Spicy floral hop nose with moderate caramel. Clear amber brown with fluffy tan head that persists. Caramel flavor with some slight minerally notes. Slightly nutty with floral spicy hop flavor. Medium to light body. Finish is clean and moderately bitter.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a bomber bottle obtained in a trade. Pours clear but dark amber with an average white head that leaves uneven lace. The nose is maple, molasses, dark caramel malt, and some resin and bitter hops. On the negative side, there is a pretty strong alcohol aroma as well. The flavor is burnt brown sugar with maple, caramel malt, and a nice bit of hops bitterness. The alcohol is actually very well masked on the palate compared to how strong the smell was. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter hops and burnt brown sugar finish.
popery (1580) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Not really a DIPA but a nice American Strong Ale. Lots of caramel and spicier malt notes. Hops are pine resin with a little bit of grapefruit pith. Body was a little thin for the relatively sharp flavors but that was probably emphasized by coming from a growler that had to make a cross-country trek.
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and sharp malty aroma with hops describes this brew. The. Color is amber dark cherry with a nice lacey head on top. The flavor is potent and tastes very hoppy, malty, and boozy. It is medium bodied and not too smooth until the temperature goes up.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Syracuse, NY: Deep amber brown pour, no head and no aroma to be found. All is well in the taste - a sharp and spicy, very hoppy, toffee, boozy lovefest! Even found a bit of a cherry note, nice! She’s a hop bomb and I love her face.
ajd11 (16) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from a 22 oz bottle. color is bright amber. nose up front is malty with a touch of hops. Also noticeable scents of caramel and various sugars. The taste follows with a strong malty taste followed by a hop twist. Decent with the alcohol. very good.
williamherbert (1358) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange color. Thick, fluffy head. Hazzy but pretty spartan. Nice thick lace.
Heavy grapefruity hop smell. Bitter and so inviting. Very bitter smell.
Seriously bitter, hoppy grapefruit flavor. Sweetly bitter aftertaste. Very delicious. English yeast adds the perfect depth and a bready base. Yeast/hop balance works; very little malt presence.
Really sits on the tongue. Semi-thick feel, but not chewy or chunky. A tiny bit fizzy.
Great drink. Hoppy but surprisingly smooth; bitter but kind of sweet. Gotta love this Wench.
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber pour. Citrus apple nose. Taste has some initial bitterness and then a very dry finish.