alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a clear-orange amber with a smallish off white creamy head. Aroma of chewy caramel, fruit, earth, citrus and some sweetness. A prett well balanced and tasty version of the style. Good caramel base with some fruit, earth, citrus and sugar. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Overall some good balance and clean tasting flavors.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an almost clear copper color with a large off-white head. Dirty hop aroma with a sweet caramel malt base. The flavor was sweet and malty with a sweaty hop taste. Long hop flavor. Very long pine bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant rust orange color with a lasting viscous beige head-thick lacing- Nice floral, grapefruit hop, sharp caramel aromas. Hoppy spicy bitter grapefruit flavors on a sharp caramel base brew. Very big flavors for a 6.9% IPA.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bukowskis, Cambridge MA, 30 October 2009. Ginger colour. Pretty much as expected - piney and resinous hops throughout. Also citrus/orange zest. Bitter-sweet feel. Not a whole load of malt backing. Maybe a little one dimensional but itís a dimension I can appreciate. Didnít have quite the overall presence of a top rank Double IPA but no denying itís tasty, drinkable stuff. Donít know how this varies from their other Double IPA but my notes for that date back to 2007 and I canít find them right now anyway.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange amber with ig fluffy head, decent lace. Aroma of woodsy and grapefruity hops. Fluffy full feel. Woodsy and citrussy hops, a little hops flower. Big caramel malt base. Finoshes with nice malt bite. Really nice IPA. Not my fovorite in the world, but real good.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-pours a rich to rocky light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus/pine hops, some malt. Taste is sweet orange/lemon-citrus/pine hops, secondary medium malt, some alcohol. Soft carbonation. When it warms some detracting/phynols show, so review is based on cool/chilled which occurred with the Double Smoked Porter too.
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
22 oz bomber purchased from Spirits Unlimited on the Lakewood/Howell border. Poured a good looking deep burnt orange with ana verage sized frothy off white head that leaves some nice lace on my newly acquired Sam Adams snifter, nice glass by the way. Aroma was lousy for an Impy IPA with no noticeable hops at all. What was there was some soggy raisin bread notes, caramel and toffee. The palate was nice enough with a fuller slightly creamy mouthfeel, light tingly carbonation and a bitter kick on the end. The flavor was mostly malts with an emphasis on bread and a slight touch of dark fruit as well. IIPA....well if this was several years old maybe.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a orangish copper color with a small off white head. very nice lacing. nose is dry, piney hop notes. Palate is filmy with a bitter, dry finish. Flavors of piney hops, light malty bniscuit notes, and a dry bitter finish.
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle in pint glass. Hazy copper orange with lasting head and lace. Medium aromatic hop slightly citrusy slightly biscuity aroma. Toasted toffee biscuits subdued and fruit and very dry assertive bitter grapefruit finish. Medium body. Fairly assertive flavor for a lower abv DIPA. Pretty good.
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper coloured body with ruby tints, a dense tan head and a bit of orange highlights too - looks nice! Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, metal, malt, caramel and a bit of pit fruits. Full-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour with alcohol and metal behind along with a good dose of malts and yeast. Aftertaste rough around the edges with a metallic twang and a hoppy finish along with plenty of noticeable alcohol. Overall, a good beer, definitely respectable for the style, which I donít like too much, but can find the good aspects of this beer - a ton of hops and bitterness, which differentiate this to most other Imperial IPAs. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 03-October-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 18-October-2009.