troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange yellow pour. Light citrus aroma with some fruit. Sweet fruit flavour with a hop bitterness edge, say naartjies? Dry finish, the description does not lie
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capital Beerfest 2013. Pours dark dishwater gold with a creamy off-white head. Very citrus hoppy aroma.Med + body. Flavor is very strong citrus mixed hop over light caramel. Nicely done.
JohnGalt1 (276) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up at the COOP last night... Poured into my HotD goblet.. Fairly clear golden brew... good looking 2 finger head.... great lacing and retention.
Nose is big and fruity... light pale maltiness.. very hop dominant.
NB "House Malt" is unmistakable in my mind... toasty/biscuity... thankfully this is a heavily hopped beer... hops are very fruity... melon and peach...
Body is good for the style.. not too heavy, prickly carbonation.
Pretty good... I just don’t care for the NB maltiness... It is always a distraction for me.
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, this is an Impy? Maybe because of the profoundly dry finish, (which is working well here) but this does NOT come across as 8.5%. Nose is citric and expressive... Centennial is present, but not quite as forward as I would have liked. Very well brewed, deserving of praise, but just not quite what I like to find in the style. Hop whores need apply! ;-)
lamas (1312) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Date on the side: 07/07/13. A crystal clear amber pour with a finger-thick off-white head. The pungent aroma reeks of grapefruits, resiny pine, oranges, zesty citrus rinds, dried apricots, vanilla, and some caramel maltiness. Smells delicious! Goes down relatively medium-bodied, smooth, and slightly syrupy. A big caramel maltiness upfront taste-wise along with a sizable doughy breadiness. Hints of peaches and cream in the middle. Tons of grapefruits and zesty citrus rinds at the end. The finish is spicy and quite drying. A fair amount of alcohol warmth throughout. A well-balanced standard for the style.
gregwilsonstl (923) - Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty hoppy. Lots of lacing. Tasty but I cant tell if my palate is wrecked because I’m at the lupilin carnival. Smooth for an imperial ipa.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another local supermarket tick! Copper pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus. Taste is citrusy, a little spice. It was a little bitter and had a dry finish.
brenn79 (1414) - Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear golden with a one finger head with good duration and decent lace. Aroma is pungent sap, sweet malt, grassy, fresh. The taste is different than I was expecting, definitely hoppy, getting the peach notes for sure, but different hops than I am used to, lemon adds a little citrus as well. The finish is bitter and turns your mouth bone dry, pretty cool actually. I like that it is unique, and I think that is why so far (only 15 people before me) the reviews are below average, not the norm, it must be bad. I disagree, not a normal DIPA, the malt is in check as it should be in these beers, a winner in my opinion.
Peacehammer (588) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear orange. Two fingers of foamy thick white head. Nose is like a thick melon, with some sweet honey. The flavor carries over, and is like bitter melon. This is truly a fantastic exhibition of a couple new hop varieties.
niday2288 (115) - - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is light orange/copper with a mild haziness and white head. Nose is floral and metallic with slight citrus. Taste is very bitter with very floral hop tones. More citrus would be nice. Mouthfeel is sharp and effervescent. Body is medium and slightly viscous. Not bad. Could use some tinkering. More malt to round it out would be appreciated. 1 down, 5 to go
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