bgbeer (4) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
GREAT BEER!!! Travel as far as necessary to get one. Big IPA with a great Finnish..
polomagnifico (1157) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel, citrus hops, infection, and herbs. Very dark ruby amber hue with an average off-white head that left good lace. Flavor is very sweet and heavy bitterness. Palate is very full bodied and heavy bitterness. Overall a disappointment.
demitriustown (1011) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Very resin laden, but an awesome hop aroma all around almost candy-like but in a good way. Appearance is a amber with a medium to low head that diminishes to a soapy film. Taste is weird...almost yeasty. Yes, yeasty. but big on the hops is a good thing. Palate has got a nice hop characteristic. Overall, for an Impy IPA decent. Cheers!
Onslow (1018) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2011 Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Darker brown brew - color like a cola - with frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma - hmmm... we have fruit - peaches a day or two too ripe, a little apricot; we have lightly roasted malt, a bit of brown sugar, a little dark fruit and aromatic hops. Ethanol is not present as a unique aroma but it certianly adds a lot of life to the bouquet. Taste is sweet lightly roasted malts at the start, peachy fruit throughout, with a modest hoppiness in the finsih and a lingering caramel malt taste. Strong stuff but not a hint of booziness in this. This is really good! But Iím scratching my head wondering - I canít imagine that this is 130 IBU, it is slightly sweet and not too hoppy IMO. It does not look like an IPA (imperial or otherwise) and does not smell or taste like one. If I hadnít read the label I would peg it as an American Strong Ale and a damn fine one at that. Well, whatever... Iíll buy it again, it is great.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown, small off white head, lacy. nose of malt and nail polish. flavor has some bitter hops and lots of smooth malt. medium bodied, light bitter finish. not very enjoyable. mostly a disappointment.
wmubronco1992 (562) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber. Large frothy off white head. Sweet aroma of citrus and caramel. Sweetmess takes away from the hoppiness. Very satisfying heavy medium palate. My Favorite beer from this brewery so far.
Kunt (6) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didnít realize that this brewery was right down the street until I passed it the other day. I grabbed myself a six-pack of Hopknocker and BAM! I was impressed. It has a smoothness about it, yet its thicker than expected. Iím sure this is a beer that could be drank cold, or warm.
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with a tan head. Thick and creamy but not nearly as bitter as I was expecting. There is a lot of dried fruit and some esters in there. Almost tastes more like a barley wine than a DIPA.
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is earthy and nutty. Flavor leads with a peanut nuttiness, Belgian yeast flavor, and earthiness with some toasted malts and black pepper flavors and a touch of alcohol. I have absolutely no idea what this has to do with an imperial IPA, but as a Belgian ale or something itís pretty good.
dmkirkwood (5) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
floral, thick feel, medium body,
I like this beer, however it needs to be ingested lightly. it is awfully sweet, and seems a bit heavy at times. A single pint will do me for this, compared to the traditional IPA.