tbauer1134 (10) - - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Revisted this beer from last year when I didnít rate it. This one was much better. Great head and color with more hop presence and slightly less maltiness. The finish was a lot cleaner this time.
caseyjones27 (6) - USA - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. I was all ready to not like this beer...I read "100 IBUs" and was skeptical as to whether they did anything more than go for triple-digit bitterness. Also, what is an "Imperial pale ale" anyway? OK, so itís not too pale. Decent piney, spicy sort of aroma. I am actually really impressed. The mouthfeel is light, the aftertaste dry, bitter, but not overwhelming. This definitely reminds me of certain pale ales (an Imperial Drifter?), but of course much higher IBUs. Clean, and surprisingly smooth for 100 IBUs. A nice session IPA, though it would not rank among my all time favorite IPAs.
curtisb70 (7) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
At 100 IBU I found this very underwhelming. Itís light, almost reminiscent of a mass produced lager with some extra hops. My experience came from a bottle that is at least 4 months old, so that likely contributed to the uninspiring taste. Even still, the other characteristics (appearance mainly) donít make me too interested in seeking a fresher bottle or a draft experience.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber. strange that its 100 ibu and 6.9%. Based on the overall flavor I would have guessed 60 ibu and 10%. stronger alcohol taste then hop bitterness.....not sure how they pulled this off.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber @ Chuckís. Smells a little funky. Probably not as good as LSD, but OK in its own right. Does not taste like the advertised 100 IBUs, but that doesnít bother me much.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as bitter as I was expecting from 100 IBU. Seemed to have a little too much of a alcohol taste to the beer. A cloudy caramel color.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at 5-quad with Carla and Michael. Pours deep gold with off-white foam. Smells hoppy with hints of caramel.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Big hoppy flavor and bitterness balanced with malty caramel. Good citrus and pine flavors in the background. A smooth drinker with a bitter finish that lingers. Tasty.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Reddish copper colored with foamy tan head. The aroma is mostly floral hops, grapefruit and caramel. The flavor goes back and forth between earthy, bready malts and herbal hops with the addition of some orange, grapefruit and apricot notes in the background. The body is creamy for an IPA with moderate carbonation and a bitter finish with a slight citrus aftertaste. For 100 IBUs, itís surprisingly smooth and easy drinking.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nearly opaque amber colour with a sudsy off-white head that leaves dense spotty lacing. The aroma is a righteous bouquet of pine, resin, orange zest, flowery hops and vinous, caramel-like malts. Iím detecting slight oxidation, as there is a sherry component here, but this is certainly due to the cross-country shipping in the summer heat. Iíve had it fresh at the brewpub and that certainly was not detectable there. It kinda feels like a mild barley wine, but Iím not complaining, I dig it. The flavour is extremely bitter, citric and resinous with just the right amount of chewy, caramel-like malt character to back it up. The finish is a bit boozier that the abv might suggest, but itís still incredibly drinkable for a 100 IBU destroyer of senses. The mouthfeel is full and slick with prickly carbonation piercing through the chewiness. For the price, this is a good everyday bomber, for sure.