GSH1976 (291) - Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber/color with about an inch of head. Aroma is caramel malt and bread. Taste follows the nose and is sweet with just a hint of bitterness. Body is medium and somewhat chewy. This is not what I expected from the style and is definitely more slanted towards the east coast/English style. If I didn’t know any better I would think this was a barleywine. This is a below average DIPA.
tfontana (500) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Cigarette City. Aroma is malty backbone with tropical fruity hops, light resin and slightly metallic smell. Appearance is light hazy orange-yellow with nice sparkle, 3 finger-width frothy head with good retention and soapy lacing. Taste is sweet malty base with tropical fruits and bitter ending. Palate is medium to full bodied with creamy texture, soft carbonation and dry, lightly bitter finish. Overall, all those malts and hops may just serve to cancel each other out as this is pretty nondescript in terms of aroma and taste. Appearance and palate are nice.
N3lson1 (862) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange color with a tiny bit of white head. Aromas are mostly hops and mostly citrus hops. Initial taste is nice and smooth but leaves an odd hop profile.
matty (325) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white film of carbonation. Aroma is caramel with a strong presence of pine hops. Medium-full body, there is a bit of thickness with it. Taste leans heavily to the hop side with the caramel as a backbone. Finish is bitter and slightly dry.
Panzuriel (1711) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 pack on clearance from Jungle Jim’s eastgate. Saranac High Peaks Imperial IPA is a hazy honey golden beer with a thin persistent head of tiny white bubbles. Nose is a mild musty hop with a hint of sweet malts. Taste is initally a bit underwhelming. A little sharp hops, malty earthiness and a bit of subtle sweet malt. Body somewhat flat and fluid. Finish is just a bit bitter. a bit of a disappointing beer.
Leafs93 (2041) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber orange with a small slightly off white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and earthy. Taste is bitter with some acidic tartness. Medium bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Overall this decent imperial IPA but it is more malt heavy then expected.
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lightly funky orange malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Sweet over-ripe orange malt and moderately bitter herbal orange peel flavor. Good body.
italianjohn (2778) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden copper pour with an off white soapy head and decent lacing .... Aroma of rich caramel malts, floral, dank hops and light citrusy pine ..... Taste is of rich caramel malts, bitter dank and floral hops, light citrusy pine with the ibu’s biting on the backend .... Finish is dry and bitter with a bit of warming .... Body is medium to full ... Mouthfeel is a little slick .... Feels like there should be way more abv to this one
Luvystypotables (1461) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of malt, dried fruit, caramel and hops. Pours a caramel color with a short lasting white well laced head. Dry feel medium body. Taste of malt, hops and caramel. Bitter finish.
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of Malt and some citrus. Bitter finish.
actionman7 (2) - - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a well balanced imperial ipa. It has a sweet finish that helps t o round out the hops. I recommend that you try this.