Mattrad (3) - - APR 5, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Imperial by Old School House is a really good beer. I have found that the taste does change throughout the year which is expected but when its good its really good. This beer is best when you drink it in Winthrop.
For a 9%er it is really well balance. It does lean toward your Washington style Imperials with its earthy finish.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange with a short head. Decent retetion and lace. Aroma of oranges, malt and earthy hops. Light sweet, medium bittter flavor. Medium-plus body, soft carbonation, slick texture and an astringent, bitter finish.
Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really fruity nose and well hidden alcohol, this skews toward some tropical and citrus with a little pine back. Clean and big, it goes to the head.
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Yanick for first dinner of 2013. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose of citrus, peach, caramel malt and light resin/pine. Taste is caramel malt forward with citrus rind and resin/pine. Finishes dry resin. Medium body.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Imperial India Pale Ale
Date: November 19, 2012
Source: Mail Order, Let’s Pour
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, touch of pine, peppery, sweet citrus, grapefruit
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, crystal sweetness, fruity, bitter citrus rind, touch of peppery pine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Earthy hops, pine, grapefruit and nice malts to balance. Clear dark amber with thick white head. Rich pine, orange peel, resin and a smooth bitterness that lasts well pas the finish. Lives up to the "imperial’ standard, and definitely a beer to wreck your palate.
Sammy (11170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As if three different beers. The first and third a hop forward attack on the palate, with the middle drinking (immediately after some food relief) a wonderful orange and grapefruit citrus combo. Very good orange and grapefruit aromas. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability. Light orange with s ome lasting head. Recent NJ trip.
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amurky orange color with a fizzy/creamy off white head. Aroma of pine, American hops, light alcohol, herbal, orange and caramel. Flavor of a load of American hops, caramel, pine, toffee, orange and a lot of hop bitterness
bigguns22 (789) - Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet pink grapefruit that is the best thing I can think of to tell the story of this beer. Aroma is citrus and hops. Body is great silky and soft with a everlasting bitter and peppery finsh. A very good beer and a must try for the hop heads.
kaser (5637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber. Dark orange cloudy with lacing head. Sweet and citrus aroma. Smooth bitter taste. Pine and raisin backbone. Hoppy and delicious.