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
Nordcore (1295) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2016 Bottle. Amber, cloudy with a huge foamy offwhite head. Aroma of hops, caramel and citrus. Bitter taste with a strong Hoppy ending, cheers Moffa.
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Moylans Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale) At MOUT Bierfestival, Nijmegen, 150 ml.
Deep copper orange colour on the body, tall and thick off-white head on top, with very good retention.
Aroma has caramel malts, oranges, orange peel, a bit of grass and straw too.
Nicely bitter taste with caramel malts, faint citrus, oranges.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
BlazerT (483) - POLAND - JUL 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep amber with white, denied to semi-sensed, three finger head. Good head retention and perfect lacing. Aroma is mainly resinous and piney with strong citrus accent (orange, grapefruit), in the background hints of tropical fruits. Moderately balanced with some caramel and candy-like notes. Taste is medium to high bitter, rather constant thru the whole of degustation, but slightly intensifies in the end. Medium to full body, sticky and creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is medium bitter and long. In overall nice DIPA, totally focused on rather piney and resinous hops. Nice bitterness. definitely worth trying for beer and hops geeks.
beerplace (710) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2016 On tap at St. Augustine’s. Hazy golden, white head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet, resin. Taste is sweet, resin, hoppy, some skunky notes. Skunky, grassy bitterness aftertaste. Very good!
ColaKid (82) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing massive hoppy imperial IPA, so bloody good I can’t really fault it. Everything I want in an IIPA. Absolutely loved it, apart from the fact it costed me $18 AUD!!!
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ the brewpub during RateBeer weekend. Golden orange appearance with a nice sized white head. Tropical fruit, pineapple, some dank notes in the aroma. Quite malty, goopy, and highly sweet. Moderately high bitterness. Twang, resin, candy, orange citrus, pineapple, pine, and a hint of butter in the mouth. Ok.
vtafro (6567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Unsure of vintage. Golden pour with white head. Herbal, grassy and citrus hop aromas. Herbal, tea, citrus and grassy hop Flavors.
jtclockwork (14730) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours orange gold white head - nose and taste of pine, malt, orange peel and tangerine rind - med body
Padron4KM (798) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22o z bottle. Hazy orangy amber, rocky off white heads, sticky lace.
Aroma is fruity and hoppy, Loads of citrus, pine and earth, touch of caramel malt.
Flavor starts sweet, sticky caramel malt and grapefruit flesh. Starts to dry up mid-pallet, some pine resin and earthy hops move in. Finishes with some orange, and citrus rind bitterness.
sir__v (1992) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared @ Cerveteca, Barcelona - Spain. Color: dark golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: resin and pine with fruity balance. Very nice Imperial IPA, well balanced. Taste: full body with resin and candied fruit notes. Good bitterness, pine and astringent finish. Aftertaste: astringent and high bitterness, sweet resin.