Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Rogue bar, PDX Flughafen, 12/11/14.
Clear golden amber with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is caramel malt forward, candied orange peel, bitter hops, light booze tunes.
Taste comprises orange pith, bitter hoppy wash, grapefruit, mandarina, pine, caramel malt - less so than the aroma dictated.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
allmyvinyl (7733) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the drygate. Pours clear golden amber, merest white head that appears to be forming into a map of Scotland. I know where I am now at least. Aromas are lemon verbena, floral, light syrup. Taste is light bitter, floral notes, almost perfumed and quite intense. Sweet, syrupy finish. Ok.
Luvystypotables (1294) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A complex aroma of cucumber, melon, hops and citrus with a cloudy amber color and an off white head. Interesting taste of hips and melon with a hint o cucumber. Dry feel with a slightly bitter floral citrus finish.0
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is not in front of me right now but I have had this several times, the first being back in 1999 long before I would ever see another imperial IPA. A very unique hop profile with the refreshing quench of the saaz and the cascade pine and earthy EKG, well balanced malt backbone. The recipe may have changed since the commercial listing but I remember that formula well as it was the first beer I tried to copy in a homebrew recipe to achieve those hop flavors. Very unique from what west coast IPA hop profiles are like.
ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a goblet. Aromas of resin, grass, and citrus greet the nose, along with a touch of bread crust and honey. It’s a clear, effervescent, oily orange yellow beer topped by a soapy, medium thin ring and wispy surface. A light lace is left aling the glass. The taste is a rather well balanced medium high bitter and sweet. It’s full bodied with fizzy carbonation. The texture is viscous and contains flavors of citrus (in abundance), moderate pine, bread crust, honey, with mild spicy pine finish. The spice is a bit stronger in the aftertaste and has a somewhat burnt note to it.
slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this is a big and chewy imperial ipa...wish they didn’t switch to ceramic bottles at $12 a pop. oh well. a little bitter, and less floral/aromatic than i like, but still a good beer. nice biscuity malty backbone. just not a good value."
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours to a cloudy copper color with very little head. The aroma has a floral resin scent to it with a background alcohol flavor. The taste is medium body with a good amount of bitterness on the finish. Overall a good DIPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a hazy golden/brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of resinous citrus and piney hops, with a boozy caramel malt backbone. The taste was similar with lots of booze and malts, and still plenty of hops. Nice.
bpreo (2266) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
AKA Rogue I2(squared)PA. Imperial India (double I) Pale Ale.
First rated January 24th, 2014.
Earlier Rating: 1/26/2014 Total Score: 4.7
An I2PA (aka, Imperial India Pale Ale). This one is packed full of delicious hop flavor, and a ton of alcohol by volume. Definitely one of Rogue’s best. Highly recommended.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from the 750ml XS bottle. Seems golden amber in colour that starts clear and gets progressively cloudier as you get further through the bottle.There is a temporary white head and some evident carbonation. Aromas of rich fruitiness are apparent and some resinous Pacific NW hops. There is gentle carbonation in the mouth and then a blast of tart resinous bitterness that showcases the nectarine, peach and apricot of the hopping and malt combination. This carries on and gets more and more bitter, making the finish a lengthy affair that is still bringing me those sour orchard flavours more than half an hour after consumption...
...which I like.