RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, intense copper with a moderate head. Lacing is about average, very foamy. Aroma very hoppy, citrus and grassy with a faint whiff of alcohol. Very assertive on the tongue, not intensely bitter but robust enough. Faint sweetness. Thinnish mouthfeel. Finishes bitter; there’s not enough malt smooth out the aftertaste.
Decent IIPA but it doesn’t give me the same warm and fuzzy feeling as others in the style.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange rind,pine and caramel apple aroma, flavor is soup blend of piney hopping and sticky caramel maltingpleasant tanginess from hopping,bittering medium, all flavors balance,the hopping not aggressive,very competent Imperial,not overly assertive
msante79 (2217) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Cardinal Liquors in Mokena. Pours hazy dark orange with small white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, grapefruit, sweet malts, and tropical fruits. Flavors of bitter hops, grapefruit, citrus, sweet caramel malts. Finishes with sweet malts. Usually prefer total hop bombs over sweet malty DIPA but this one is hitting the spot right now. Good stuff.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium orange with an off white head, nose of grapefruit, pine, grass, and hops, flavor is caramel malts, with grapefruit, and pine, and other citrus.
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma has lots of sweet citrus notes, grapefruit, light fruit, and just a hint of caramel. It pours a transparent dark amber with a half inch orange tinged off-white head that fades to a soapy film after a minute or so. The head leaves some spotty dotted lacing behind. The flavor starts lightly sweet with just a hint of caramel. There’s a very mild fruitiness in the background. The finish is loaded with citrus hops, lighter pine notes, some spiciness, and a hint of alcohol. As it warms, the fruitiness intensifies in the nose and the caramel flavors become more apparent, but never surpass all the hops. It’s full bodied and the mouthfeel is somewhat oily and sticky.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, and hops. Poured copper/amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout around the edges and as a film on top of the beer. Hazy. Very slightly sparkling. Some small particles throughout. Flavor is heavily bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, caramel, malt, resin, slight pine, and some wood. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, hops, malt, slight caramel, and resin. 9.4%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Likely and older bottle. I will have to try it again when it is fresh.
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a nice looking body with thin head. Aroma is malty and I found the sweet citrus hoppy aroma to be lacking and overall in the taste.
kassner (1462) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice almost double IPA, amber with a very slight cloud, No head and just a little lacing, great load of hops with plenty of fragrant types, bitter end and dry but a great beer .
jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Teresa’s. Split with pat. Pours a murky golden orange body with nice foamy head. Aroma is sweet delicious fruits. Taste is same.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with James. Pours shiny, cloudy amber-orange with a thick, two-finger white head. Nose is powerful and sweet; vanilla, barley, dry hops, caramel, honey, and citrus. Awesomely crisp, yet still deliciously smooth palate and a nice moderate body. Finish is clean, tasty, and refreshing. Excellent Imperial IPA.