tmoreau (2724) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a fairly clear, orangey gold color, with a modest layer of off white foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was dank & earthy, with a bit of citrus & resin, and some mellowing, honey sweetness. Medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste included a moderate, earthy & rindy, hop bitterness, some gin-like character, and fair alcohol presence undoubtedly amped by the added fermentables. Not all that "imperial", but a decent enough IPA.
dslam (83) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Very good aroma and pours with a good amount of off white head.
I cannot put my finger on the qualities I would expect from an imperial IPA. The beer looks a little murky, I think I got the bottom half of the bottle. I can see a fair amount of carbonation. Has a certain amount of body on the first sip, but, the taste disappears fairly quickly off the pallet.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"imperial ipa with brown sugar, honey and juniper berries. 85 ibu. darker in appearance and better balanced, though the hops are lively and fresh. bottled 9/2010. honey is the main player, then brown sugar, with just a hint of the berries coming through. nice beer, but nice don’t cut it at $12 a pop."
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at City Beer in February 2014.
A bit hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma of malt, hops, spices and fruit. Also some caramel. Similar taste. Fairly relaxed and easy to drink.
BLADT (658) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bomber. Dark caramel color in glass. Nose is thinner than expected, with a few malty notes. Taste is honey, and some spice. Chewy.
ericdevin (962) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a orangish red, lots of off-white head. Nose slight, with some fruity and resinous character, malt, too. Body surprisingly slight, with a fruity and malty finish. Thought this would be a lot thicker and syrup-like, pleasantly surprised.
oh6gdx (21546) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, mediumized slightly off-white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly with some floral, nectary and mild ripe fruity notes. Flavour is big time hops, caramel, toffee and a quite big bitterness o it. Still nicely balanced and very refreshing to drink.
Damico (2766) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark unclear amber in color like iced tea with a beige head. Aroma brings malts, juniper in a spruce like fashion, and the sweetness from brown sugar and/or honey. Flavors bring hops mixed with sweet malts and honey blended well on a perfectly balanced body.
PhilJackson80 (437) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. The beer pours to a medium amber color with a slightly off white medium head. The aroma is sweet with honey, resin, a little caramel. The taste is sweet up front with the honey & juniper berries prominent in the first taste, followed by a strong malt backbone & a medium bitter finish. Overall an a good DIPA.
Bulk_Carrier (2438) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
She pours a dark reddish color and leaves the same color body with slightly copper edges and a one finger white foamy head that dies immediately. Light lacing sticks to the glass. The smell has a floral malty hoppiness with some orange zest, and grapefruit and honey. The taste has a super malty covered hoppiness in the front and then backed up with a decent hoppy bitterness, long lingering citrus yet hoppy aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, its about a medium, perhaps somewhat sessionable, and the carbonation seems to be a bit smoother than most DIPA’s, but I’m not complaining.
Overall, this is not a bad DIPA, but I’m just surprised how smooth this one rolls around in my mouth to be a true DIPA. Its like its just too good to be true unless this is old.