UDBeernut (1781) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from half time. Pours amber capped by a slight off white head with great retention. Strong pine and citrus nose. Amazing full body caramel and malt bulging at the seams of pine and citrus hop and bitterness. What a dream.
TattooJack (117) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle of a 4-pack to a pint glass, the first drink i took knocked me back a bit, wow! I get confused reading the wine taster like reviews of beers, I never taste the apricots or the sandalwood highlights people claim. I do on the other hand know good beer when i drink it and we have a good one here. I’m not sure how the hops and bitter balance works but if I can drink a 4 pack of a 10.4% beer in an hour I think it qualifies as balanced. Sierra Nevada strikes again with another winner!
Hockert (86) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours medium dark orange with a frothy head. Aroma is hoppy but have probably lost some over that Atlantic. Bitter! Not that balanced.
phikus (59) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I loved this beer when it first came out. This is by far my favorite style of beer. I do not know what happened to sierra Nevada. This as with all their IPA styles offers no flavor from the hops just the bitterness. The malt attempts to balance this but it just does not happen.
TourDeBeer (118) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
resin, orange, caramel, floral aromas. slight off white head, head is maintaining a thin layer. Medium carbonation, very warm alcohol taste. Bitters were medium.
Ingevara (806) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Firm lasting head. Fruity fragrance. Shallow aroma and restrained flavors but very overhopped. Not a balanced beer.
Iznogud (652) - CROATIA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 355 ml at Patrick’s Irish pub, Ljubljana. Pours orange with white head. Hoppy aroma. Incredible amount of hops, hop bomb. Piney and fruity. Long dry bitter finish.
neongolden (477) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(355mL bottle from Systembolaget) Pours clear medium orange with a smallish but long lasting whitish head with lots of lace. Aroma sweetish, resinous dank hops with tropical fruit and sweet citrus, quite floral as well, some fresh pine and a bit of caramel - not a massive aromatic punch but reasonably strong. Flavour is where this beer is at, sweetish pale etc. malts at first with dried tropical fruit, peach, orange, loads of hop oil resin though which really builds through the palate, floral and spicy and what you’d expect loads of whole cone hops to taste like, with some pine needle and a softwood plank sort of note but not really earthy. Quite a malt backbone to it but the sweetness isn’t crippling at any point, and dries out a lot with quite heavy bitterness on the finish - alcohol well hidden but hop resin lingers on the palate for ages (several minutes, actually). Palate medium full and oily, softish carb. The hop flavor in this beer is really big, quite bitter and resinous, and stands out because of it. More bitter than, for example, Ruination. It’s still pretty sweet (maybe that malt core is needed), but the biggest weakness for me was the aroma. Maybe the cost of shipping to Sweden. Still really nice stuff, though suited to a one beer night!
konungen (58) - - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange / bronze färgad öl med beige medium skumkrona. Mycket humle, lite malt och alkohol i doft. Inslag av tropisk frukt och citrus. Detta tillsammans med en kraftig beska och lite sötma utgör ölets smak. Gillas av mig som gillar humlebesk öl. Flaska från Systembolaget.
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radiomgb (2275) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange-Amber, thin but lasting White head, excellent lacing. Aroma is not overly hoppy, light alcohol, malty sweetness. Flavour is quite hoppy, caramel, dry and quite sweet. Warming hoppy mouthfeel, medium body, mod carb. Finishes long, very hoppy, dry. Excellent is pretty much all you can say about this.
David_87 (14) - - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very sweet but slightly toned down on the citrus notes.
Taste is very bitter, more so than other 100+ IBU Imperials that i have had. not bad in it´s own, the problem i find is the alcohol that is less masked than i like.
Good Imperial IPA but nothing amazing.
Bottle from SB, bottled 26 June 2014.