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
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sour honey nose. Classic IPA colour. Rich and meaty feel on the tongue. Sour finish. Fun IPA but maybe too much lingering sourness for some.
melush (1066) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, resinoso, citrico. Una gran Imperia IPA.
Mindwarp (98) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a really big head and some lacing on glass. Aroma of citrus and hops with a bit of pine. Taste hops malt pine seems a little dry, bitterness hangs around no real citrus flavor. Overall another good beer from Moylans.
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops & Pie. Bright orange and hazy appearance with a white head. Fresh aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, and light resinous hops. Flavor is medium to heavy zesty bitterness and minimal sweetness. Medium to full body with a pretty clean feel. Nicely done West Coast IIPA.
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A tasty offering, screaming citrus pine and a touch of tropical fruit. Solid well pronounced malt backbone. Really nice.
Masterkush7 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Nice, aggressive nose, pretty burnt orange. Not bad, but far too malty and sticky for me.
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Gr0ve (2167) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Deep golden and slightly hazy. Bold hoppy aroma. Also a little ashy and sharp, which I think is because the botle is not particularly fresh. Sharp hoppy bitterness. Quite high IBU level in this one. Body is relatively light given the hops, so this beer comes off as a bitter bomb. Not a bad one though, but a little too sharp for my taste.
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of apricot, iced tea, round citrus fruit. Hazy orange with a lasting white head. Off-dry, savory, somewhat strong. Medium-full bodied.
zickbeer_ye (314) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet malty caramel aroma slight hoppyness. Light yellow orange body and bubbly white head. Very well balanced. Some hop bitterness with a great balance of minor sweet malts. Smooth on the palate.
Travlr (14135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Pizzeria Paradiso. Clear golden with a medium white head, little lacing. Amazing aroma of freshly mowed grass and hay. Taste hits you over the head with large amounts of hoppy bitterness, too over the top for my taste. Decent bitter finish.