rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to iNBe for this. Big piney,herbal hops. Dark amber sweet malt. A little sharpness to the overall flavor. Serving: Bottle
arkurzynski (1793) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber. Nose thick with lemon citrus, orange, faint lime, mild caramel and some booze. Flavor is tangy lemon and orange bitterness with caramel malt. Some more booziness. Juicy, tart lemon finish. Medium+ mouthfeel.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Slightly hazy brilliant golden with a thin foamy cap. Pungent floral and grapefruity hop aroma you can smell several inches from the glass. Lovely sticky sweetness but also has a floral resin tone and a bit of orange and grapefruit resins. Delightful flavor that brings subtle earthiness to an otherwise bright and slightly piney but very floral and very citric rind flavor, leafy resinous bitterness, then a stern caramalty sweetness behind it. Very balanced but very big, very flavorful. Nicely done.
rouhlas (1132) - GREECE - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle at home. Almost clear golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy and malty, pine, citrusy fruity, light grassy, caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
wlajwl (4621) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is yeast, bread and citrus. The flavor is citrus, fruit, spices, malts and a mix of slight sourness/heat/bitterness in the finish.
ctipping (216) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Copper colored. Makes me think itís going to be malty before I even try it. The head disappears quickly.
Not so aromatic, really. Less than I would have expected. I smell a caramel maltiness more than hops. Maybe a bit of piny hops.
Good hop flavor, maybe not like a DIPA should have, but itís good. Hardly any bitterness from the hops. The malt flavor is apparent. Not too sweet, just enough to balance the hops.
Just thick enough to justify the 9.4% alcohol. Carbonation is maybe a bit low. Makes it feel slightly too creamy for the style.
I thought maybe it was a bit astringent in the finish, but that seemed to go away after a few sips.
tapthis (168) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
an orange color poor, with a small head. has a pine aroma with a hint of citrus. Has a strong malt and bready flavor which subdues the hop bitterness
AndyW68 (1217) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown copper pour with tan head. Aroma is sweet hoppy caramel. Taste is nose with a pinch of grass. Good stuff.
Ericular (800) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma is vegetal (boo!). The taste is cleaner, but still only average.
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and bread. Flavor of bready malts, citrus, caramel, piney hops and grapefruit.
Cybercat (4031) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours barely translucent dark honey golden-brown with a thin buff head. Hoppy aroma had a strong citrus note and a malty underpinning. Strongly hoppy flavor has firm fruity notes, cotrus and apple, plus malty and caramel hints. Fairly firm texture is rather fizzy. Put on yer Imperial hat!