ColonelFlander (6) - SanDieattle, California, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
So here’s the question...Next time I’m in the mood for a beer like this should I...
A: Grab a Moylans Imperial IPA
B: Get a three foot water pipe, an ounce of Tomahawk hops, and a few sticks of coconut incense...
Whew....I don’t say this very often, but I’m glad I split this 22oz hoptacular oral chainsaw of a beer with a fellow beer bro. Poured into a large snifter so as to harness the incredible aromas of pine & floral hops. Close your eyes, and bury your nose into the glass to get close to the substantial, creamy white head of this dark orange/yellow offering. It’s not hard to imagine standing in the middle of the evergreen filled High Sierras after a light rain, a nose truly worthy of a "5/exceptional" score if there ever was one. The taste...well, a bit of sweet pale malt, umm a touch of citrus, and....oh ya, an insane (borderline obnoxious) amount of Tomahawk, Cascade, and Centennial hops, that unceremoniously rip through your taste buds, leaving you thirstier than when you started. It’s sort of like getting hit in the mouth by a moist pine cone, but in a good way. I have to say though, I’m glad to have experienced this “extreme” beer, and would (in small quantities) like to have it on occasion. If anything, I’d just like to smell it again. This beer goes well with nothing……NOTHING I say. If after a few sips, the beer you are drinking can turn an aged, four year old white Canadian Cheddar into Velveeta, you know you are dealing with some serious ale….Good luck.…Enjoy
TylerGreenDC (119) - - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of citrus hips, toffee malts. Nothing flashy but super-solid.
BeerKurve (356) - - NOV 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with a thin filmy head and a high amount of carbonation and good lacing. Strong grapefruits, oak, citrus and mild caramel in the nose. Flavor is quite piney and woodsy, with caramel, grapefruits and a bittersweet resiny aftertaste. Body is light and mild-to-moderate in carbonation. Pretty good!
Stevesie (263) - - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Nice, aggressive nose, pretty burnt orange. Not bad, but far too malty and sticky for me.
SNL (64) - - NOV 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber colour with frothy off-white head. Not a lot of nose, a little floral.
Taste is the expected hops, with undertones of citrus and flowers. Medium body beer, with long dry bitter finish. Soft carbonation.
Everything you would expect from an Imperial - nice beer!
BoostIPA (958) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a tad bit too dark for what I like in a DIPA. Aromas of salt, earthy hops. Not much citrus offered. Taste is a malty onslaught of sticky sweetness, some meat drippings, some roasted pork. Not very appealing. Finishes on a note of CIB. Not good.
Ron (2182) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cole’s during Brew Tour ’13’. Pours a copper-orange color with a small head. Floral, grassy, citrus aromas abound. Flavor is very hoppy/citrus with a bitter finish and nice, resinous mouthfeel. Alcohol is well-hidden and kind of sneaks up on you. A good one to end the night with.
northropfrye (1707) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely amber body. Nice head and lacing. Quite bitter a bit of a nutty quality too. Resin. Nice beer.
PhilJackson80 (170) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 Oz Bomber. The beer pours to a slightly cloudy deep copper color with an off white thick head. The aroma has a strong citrus, grapefruit & resin scents to it. The taste is medium in body with a nice strong but balanced bitter finish. Overall an excellent DIPA.
AWISLguy (912) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Discount in Waukesha. Pours a hazy orangey copper with an off white head leaving nice streaks of lace. Aroma has grassy and fruity hops - very strongly - and some faint caramel. Taste is of sweet pineapple, grapefruit, tangy pine and a lot of resin, with solid toffee malt in the background. Very hoppy with a lot of depth, but decently balanced. Medium to full bodied and sticky. Finishes more bitter than sweet. And hoppy. Amazed have never rated as this is a solid go-to hoppy DIPA.
Lagerboy (892) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of Eyrish. Hazy copper orange, off-white creamy foam head fades slowly. Pungent citrus, earthy floral hop aroma, some grapefruit. Big juicy hop bomb taste, bitter, resiny and sappy, spicy pine, citrus, grapefruit with some caramel malts. Average carbonation, medium-full body, aggressively hopped. Dry bitter finish, a real nice palate wrecker makes it: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)