joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a clear golden color with a nice white head. The aroma is floral and fruity with lightly sweet honey and cookie maltiness. Sweet bread and hops. Pretty nice. The flavor is very bitter and floral with nice balancing maltiness. Strong bitter finish. The strong malt character does not clash too much with the intense hoppiness. Very nice beer.
Nik925 (776) - USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes like a 2nd batch, I love hops and donít know what iím doing, homebrew. Great hops, and if this was an agricultural review on hops, would get a high score. As for a beer, this is really raw. N.B. can always make a decent beer so I donít know what they were doing here. Was this a "son-in-law" at the helm brew? Very rough.
PapsShenanigan (15) - - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a big new Belgium guy, but this is a great 6 pack for the dollar ($6.49). Pretty clear, head is average and doesn't stay around. Clean and crisp easy to drink for a higher alcohol content beer. Get it. Cheers.
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joeworrall (85) - USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bang for the buck, my favorite Imperial IPA. Clear amber color, great citrus/pine aroma, wonderful slightly sweet on my tongue, with a delightful, dry finish.
chuckstout (327) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a polished brass color with a dense frothy head and good lacing. Light in the aroma with some floral and fruit. Earthy, herbal, floral, citrus, sweet quite a bit going on with a lingering bitterness.
eRock_2013 (335) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My introduction to imperial IPAs. Ironically enough, it's the sweetness and not the bitterness that turns me off to this particular beer. The hoppy bitterness is indeed intense, but I find the overt syrupy sweetness that I'm sure was intended to balance the bitterness out ends up making the taste worse. The burnt copper color struck me as unappealing but the head and lacing was nice. I also did appreciate the dry and relatively clean finish.
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kermis (7201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled at a whole foods supermarket near DC. Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of big caramel malt, grapefruit, pine and resin. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark golden color with hints of copper and a one finger thick white head that leaves a trail of lace. Sweet syrup like notes coupled with bigger pine and grass aromas. Taste is very pine hoppy and grassy with a lingering sweetness. Clean creamy flavors with little alcohol presence. Medium-bodied, smooth, with lower spritzy carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with some lacing. Yellow to gold. Grassy hops with some pine. Medium bodied. Had this at Goehner's. Nice beer.
osu97gp (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, pine hops and light floral hops. Flavor of grassy hops, light fruit, and some sweet malt. A lot of bitterness in the finish.