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
jjsint (1461) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bacchalalia, Cambridge. Drunk at home. Dark yellow-orange, somewhat murky. Aroma is pine resin, dough, mango, caramel, raspberry, vanilla (in tha order more or less). Big bitter taste, balanced by some fruity sweetness until the end, when the intensity of the bitterness whacks you over the head like a ton of bricks. Focussed bitter finish. Thick, gooey texture, but not so much that you forget that this is an IPA, although a monster one.
tandembrauer (605) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours cloudy light amber with dense off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine needles, bitter herb tea, some caramel. Some sweetness, smooth mouthfeel, extremely bitter finish.
cinesr (21) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un tripudio di gusto aroma amaricante come una frustata. ....Amara da far "schifo"veramente molto buona
gunnar (6592) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy deep golden/amber with a small creamy off-white head. Strong and intense fruity hops aroma, resins and malts. Taste is strong resiny bitter, backed up by a good malty body, light sticky mouthfeel. long lasting bittersweet finish.
AgentAle (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is an earthiness, light funkiness, citrus, lemon grass, crystal malts and caramel. Taste is a very fresh and fragrant hop profile that is balanced with caramel and medium dark malt profile. Tanin and pinecone bitterness lingers til finish. Potent so one bottle is plenty. Nice overall. Appearance is a hazy orange with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.
spacecube (1371) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle, pours orange gold, white head. Medium sweet caramel malt base and very hoppy, grapefruit bitter citrus. Medium bodied with a very long, dry bitter finish. Carbonation is soft. Very moreish Imperial IPA.
k0mpsa (1806) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at cbf15. Hazy golden color, white head. Multifruity and sweet notes, hops and malts, nearly perfect. Sweet body, big fruitiness, super dry and hoppy end.
Punkero (75) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint aroma. Cloudy appearance. Gentle IIPA, strong, but balanced. Big. Large. Hops hops hops.
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - MAY 13, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
IM SICK OF TIRED THESE BREWERYSWHAT SAYS DUBEL IPA AND HOPS ALL OVER THEY’RE LABEL. WHEN THEY DONT EVEN DO THEY’RE OWN HOPS. I CHUG 2 SIPS OFF THIS AND HOW. IS THIS MY WATER? LET ME TELL YOU IT SHURE TASTEING LIKE IT. IT SEEM LIKE 124 IBU. THIS CRAFT BEER SHOW HOW PLINY IS THE GREATEST (ITS THE GREATEST),, I HAVE ADVISE FOR THIS BREWERY MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS ! MORE HOPS1 MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS!
MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS ! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS MORE HOPS! MORE HIPS ! MORE HOPS ! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS!
Borup (8225) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, bitterness, alcohol, malt, caramel, citrus and pine.