markas101 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, Calgary, AB, Canada via Liquor Depot. Medium gold, somewhat musty resin aroma. Sweet, bready with caramel then a relatively even finish. Some lime and cooked veg at the very end.
sudomorph (578) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12fl oz bottle. Pours a brilliant, crystal clear copper with a a half finger, white head that thins to a film. Aroma is on the sweet side with big notes of resin, pine, citrus, bread, and a slight fruity pumpkin, but not spiced like a pumpkin beer. Taste is a nice bitter. Resin, slight bread and citrus, with a drawn out, pine/bitter aftertaste.Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Great mouth feel. Resiny but not syrupy. Overall a really nice beer. Well worth trying and getting again.
IndianaRed (2384) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy light orange with a decent head. Some hop aroma bit a bit stale and cardboardish. Fairly bitter not very big for an imperial or for 8.5% OK for a macro-micro
Lagerboy (1216) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Unclear orange copper, small foamy off-white head fades. Citrus fruity hop aroma and taste, good dose of pine resin, deep boozy caramel malt, a bit spicy, some herbal and floral notes. Softer than average carbonation, medium-full bodied, more aggressively hopped. A little light for an Impy but still: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
skoisirius (1632) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It is what it is, ya know? A pleasant yet over simplified version of the DIPA. For Pyramid, pretty tasty.
bkurtz (749) - PERU - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep golden with a nice, fluffy head. Citrus aromas with a fairly thick malt breadiness. Could have a better balance. I’m looking for more with an "Imperial IPA".
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Best by: unk
Copper with a central cone and rim of fine cream foam. Smells of toffee malts, some herbal hops, citrus, resin and some pine. A little subdued for an IIPA. Malt, crystal malts and some sweet bubble gum flavors in the back. Some moderate bitterness but not really much remarkable hop flavor. Medium bodied with over hi carb and a semi dry finish. This beer is meh.
Best by: 6/2/11, reviewed 20FEB11
A: Pours a dark amber, red tones. single finger off white head dissipates to thick sheet of the same. Foam only evidence of carbonation.
S: Resiny, pine, almost skunked. Very one dimensional for an Impy IPA. Not impressed.
T: Very malty for an IPA. Little bitterness. Poorly applied hops. Almost like they hopped it for bitterness, then added some at the dry hop. Not crafty, but marketable.
M: Medium heavy for the style. Medium carbonation. Decent feel.
D: This beer is nearly sessionable. At 8.5% ABV, the beer is highly drinkable. Not a good example of the style though. 3/2/2.5/3/2.5~2.83
Serving type: bottle
joeworrall (83) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent value for an IIPA, though not as good as New Belgium Rampant... Hop aroma is piney, flavor adds hints of citrus with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Different, deficient, delicious - all of the above = enjoyable (for a change).
SHIG (3565) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured an amber with a finger frothy off white head. Aroma is a mix of hops and sweet malts. Taste is floral hops with a sweet malt balance, not harsh for an DIPA.