Dorwart (2522) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent sized sloppy white head of varying sized bubbles. Reduces to a rocky sloppy mess. Light malt aroma with some cinnamon, ritz crackers and a bit of floral hops. No where near enough hops for a IIPA. Color is a dark amber. Roasty and bitter. Bit of harsh bitterness and some caramel. Some orange and spices. Noticable alcohol presence. Finishes bitter and dry and a chalky. I have learned not to expect too much from this brewery. This is another reason why.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber from Canal’s in Princeton, NJ. Very hazy copper pour inder a 2 finger medium tan head. Average lacing. Very little citrus/pine in a weak aroma of malt and a little hay. Tastes more like a slighly hoppy APA/Amber blend. This is an Imperial Marketing Ale - not an IIPA. Yes, it has a hoppy profile but not an aggressive one. No grapefruit notes. Malty, bready and too much alcohol/phenol stuff going on. Unremarkable finish. OK texture. My first from this brewery and I won’t be running out to grab another terribly soon.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma: moderate citrus, earthy, and floral hops, molasses,and a touch of alcohol. Taste is malty with molasses, earth, and a moderate hop profile. Gets muddled, and doesn’t seem to have much direction. Alcohol gets moderate in the finish. Moderate bitterness. Wasn’t crazy about this.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ugly orange brown, very cloudy. Aroma hoppy but not very pungent. Flavor is like hops, grass, and gasoline, not great.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good Double IPA. Great Aroma. Nice color and lacing. The hop taste is somewhat balanced by the high ABV. A little sticky feeling. The bitter is not harsh and not overly hoppy.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper red pour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, pine and malty. Flavor is resiny, citrusy, piney even floral basically the 4 food groups of hops. Caramel lies in the background giving a hint of sweetness. Big on the resin this has a good amount of bitterness that really lingers killing the other flavors. Very dry also which is making the harshness come out more. Not bad but the bitterness becomes too much.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Hoppy aroma. Smells of hops, pine, citrus, pineapple, and a little resin. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small floating particles. Medium bitter flavor. Tastes of hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus, and butter. Medium body. Dryish texture. Soft to average carbonation. Bitter, lightly dry finish.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy orange color with a thick white head. Nice lacing. Decent aroma, although not as pungent as I would have expected. Mouthfeel is nice. Flavor is a nice bitter hoppiness with some citrus and pine to it. Hoppy finish. A pretty good Impy IPA.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy thick orange color with medium sized head. Aroma is citrus hops with some weed and tea notes. It really smells good but the flavor did not stand up and represent. Bitter hoppy flavors bominate this beer. Some sweetness and little caramel notes can also be detected. This could be better with a little tweeking.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a hazy shiny straw colored body with a creamy white head. The aroma is grassy weedy hops with a nice simple pale malt. The flavor is bitter hops with lots of weedy grassy hops. The palate is bitter. Overly bitter.