anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Washington Brewers Festival 2010, Kenmore, WA. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy pine and grapefruit aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with bitter hoppy piney grapefruit hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, orange/grapefruit, bread/caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, pine, bread. Sticky medium-full body, light resin.
kp (10887) - 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
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-pours copper with a big retaining offwhite head. Aroma is pine/ciitrus, some medium malt. Taste is biting/harsh resin/pine/herbal hops, some medium malt, alcohol. Slightly slick. 3.3 Better cold. Aroma has some orange. Taste has some bready/caramel. 3.7
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy variegated amber color, tiny white head with poor retention. Aroma of citrus, pineapple. Taste is bitter start to finish, citrus and pine, chewy, dry finish. Not bad.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours light amber with a large foamy beige head. Aroma is heavily floral over light caramel. Flavor is piney/citrus/floral with pine seeming to come on predominately. Certainly true to the NW traditions of hop/hop/hop. Nice long smooth bitter finish. Excellent.
Ratman197 (8514) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, peach and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared thanks to Tom. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, citrus, and resiny. Tastes of citrus, floral, some caramel, and pine. Some alcohol in the finish.
Sammy (7732) - 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.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Wet leaves, wood and resins create an autumnal aroma for this Double IPA, while alcohol warms up the polished mouthfeel
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam decorates the clear amber.
-Malts support but do not offer a lot of flavor.
-The aroma of this bottle was either tired or contained hop varieties better suited for bittering.
-The lengthy hop bitterness never quit.
-While the recipe might not be in my pantheon of favorite Double IPAs, I have to say this was an impeccably executed brew. Looking forward to trying more from these guys.
-This reminded me of Charlevoix’s Vache Folle Double IPA series somewhat, although perhaps better attenuated.