cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at OíBriens - Deep golden color with a light head that last. Big citrus aroma. Lots of hop flavor with just tad caramel malt sweetness. Medium body. Pliny is the grandaddy of Imperial IPAís, so itís a must try when in So. Cal.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle hand bottled via trade with awaisanen! - Thanks Andy - Pours deep amber with a short offwhite head that settled back to a ring and laced a little from then on down. Aroma is oranges, pine, grapefruit, and a bit of grass. Flavor is very citrus dominated too. Oranges, grapefruits, pine over caramel malts. Pleasant spicy bitter finish. A nice agressive IIPA. Full bodied and warming with nice balance. Enjoyable!
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - MAR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 second time...a year later that I had this at pizza port sanni. Still not sure what the hype is about.
on tap pizza port sanni...this beer is a clear golden lager color with no head. Aroma is strong bitterness and its friends citrus and grass.
Flavor isnít what I was expecting...or rather...as good as I expected. Itís hoppy yeah...but not that hoppy. Tasted pretty much like a finely crafted IPA...nothing imperial about this one...besides the alcohol which isnít noticeable. Oh well...flavor also has some creamy sweetness and lots of cirtus and pine...a bit of malt too.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Liarís Club. The beer pours to a clean golden body with a thin white head and excellent lacing. The flavor is a lot like Dreadnaught and Oggiís Hop Juice. Caramel malts topped by tons of oranges, pine, sweet hoppy juiciness. The aroma just insnít there. The palate has some spicy kick to it that Dreadnaught doesnít have. Perhaps itís the yeast that they used? A good beer to be had with this one.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 Light copper color, fragrant hop nose, plenty of citrus and caramel malt evident. Sweet malt at the front of the palate, a little caramel and sugarry, but plenty of citrussy hops in the finish. Like Stone IPA but with a sweeter caramel body. ABV bearly noticeable.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent example of the style. What else can you say? Huge hop aroma noticable from at least a block away.
auerbrau (3148) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Handbottle Serene Bavarian wheat fields on a dusky half clouded morning, brimming with Aegean sea foam, oh-so-white. The olfactories are punched with a Holyfield-esque assault of Great Smoky Mountain pines. It takes me to a campfire on the Mexican border, searing hickory, blue spruce and australian pine into the humours. A small Asian man is cutting lemons, limes and oranges for vodka tonics, rum & cokes, and wheat beers on a sandy Texan barrier island. On the tounge, a paltry ascension of crisp clean linens wafts in a flow of citrus splendor, yet drenched in the syrupy density of turbid malts. Here, Iím stubbled with Mayflies, calling to the low lying blueberry shrubs for a another round. Give me your sweet juices and another afternoon of pescatory adventures. Someone on another boat yells, "Layoff the coriander!" Resins capitulate my taste buds to rise once again. Is there are green fringe to this beer? Delicate. Nicely malted. Fantastic example. Original rating 838417=4.0 on March 8, 2006.
500mL Bottle. After having the Blind Pig, this comes across as so much juicier and crisper. Aroma is a piquant citrus wafter. Pour follows in bronzed gold and a rim in white, clear. Flavor is tight and succinct. Rich citrus-heavy hop character, bright fruits and a delicate, richly nuanced fruity and estery malt profile that beautifully compliments the hops. Stunning, even in bottle form. Thanks Andy! Re-rate: 848417 on September 13, 2008.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mugís Ale House. Clear golden color with a small white head. Strong grapefruit hop aroma with a bit of pine and just a touch of toasted malts. Flavor was almost all hops. Lots of citrus and pine with a bit of caramel malt. Somewhat one dimensional to me, but it is one hell of a good dimension. Very rich, full palate.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was happy to find this on tap at capital ale house. Got the large beer, so this one started my night off well. Very full flavored beer with obviously lots of grapefruit bitter hops. If you are a hop head, dont pass it up.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - Brilliant golden body with a very clean white head that diminishes very slowly. Much more pronounced hops in this beer than the regular Russian River IPA. Heavy citrus is also present. Extremely heavy pines and hop character in the taste, so much bitterness that it almost burns, outstanding! This beer is very similar to the Stone Ruiniation IPA, though a bit more watery.