bubblehouse (1291) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good beer. No aroma to really speak of. Really smooth tasting though for an imperial.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strange beer; almost no hop nose at all. Starts like an Amber but finishes very bitter. Interesting beer, but definitely not what I'd consider a DIPA.
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MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This floral and resinous strong ale is engulfed in honeyed caramel before a disproportionate hop bitterness takes hold of the palate.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin slice of foam stays atop the cloudy dark amber.
-The carbonation is quite soft, which makes the body feel heavier.
-The mouthfeel is a tad too oily sweet for my tastes.
-Malt and hop flavours could be better defined.
-This is certainly flavourful, but it remains a simple and hefty strong ale.
-The Imperial India Pale Ale mention on the label is disappointing…
bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Orlando, FL. Pours translucent copper/amber with minimal head. Smells rather malty. Near full bodied. It’s rather malty and the hops are more floral than anything. Good drink, but clearly not NW style. Works for me.
Finhead (1600) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper pour with an off-white head. The aroma is mostly pine and herbal hops. It has a medium body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter with a long finish.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark orange/light red with a nice two finger white head leaving good lacing down the glass.
Smells of rich caramel malt. Not a whole lot of hops in the nose.
Starts off a little caramel, but rounds into an astringent piney bitterness lingering on the tongue.
Mouthfeel is good. A little bit sticky with good carbonation, but not cloying.
Just an ok beer. Nothing really stands out about it, but nothing is terribly poor either.
Tylerbp6 (40) - - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bought at the keg in Indiana. Darker imperial IPA than I'm used to. Taste the booze bite. Not a huge fan.
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Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee, grass and pine. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some toffee, biscuit and caramel malts, as well as some grass from the hops and a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/19/2011: NABC Hoptimus Imperial IPA... Aroma: Citrus (slight grapefruit) and light toffee maltiness. Appearance: Bright copper color; transparent liquid with a dense beige crown. Flavor: Orange, grapefruit, and a splash of pineapple; moderate bitterness. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; silky smooth texture. Overall: Good, but seems a bit weak for my taste.
Draught sample (10.7% ABV; 100 IBU) at New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany, IN. Rating #154 for this beer.
drsordr (2263) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottlepour copper color. Nosedank hop and molasses. Taste similar, dank up front, soem sweetness in early palate, followed by a weird wood or grilled flavor. Bitter finish.