beerstars (10) - USA - MAR 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I found this beer milky very still very fruity. Not my favorite beer by SKA.
Minimal head, a heavy bitter start and finish- it is an IPA
ReadySetToke (12) - - JUL 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very solid Imperial IPA right here, strong hoppy flavor, acceptingly bitter, and hits the spot when craving a delicious IPA. Would definitely buy this stuff again, and was decently priced compared to other 22oz IPA’s at 10% ABV
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split between five on 27th June 2015 at the 2nd Annual Midlands tasting. I picked this Bomber up on a recent trip to the US for such a tasting session. Poured a clear golden amber, with a white topping. Aroma had hints of orange within a mixed bowl of stewed fruits and malty esters. Taste also leaning towards an orange like flavour and fruity and semi-sweet from the malts: alcohol boost throughout: Decent.
SarkyNorthener (3031) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd annual Midlands tasting group. Bottle thanks to Blackhaddock, cheers Jeremy. Golden Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of stewed fruits and sweet malts. Taste is marmalade, stewed fruits, some sweetness, pine resin and un hidden alcohol. Some stickyness on the palate. Good.
RichTheVillan (4496) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; clear amber pour with a frothy white head, aroma has pineapple and mango, taste has sweet caramel, some tangerine, tropical, decent IBUs.
s_hartshorne (2295) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle midlands tasting group. Golden thin head. Aroma is lots of sweet orange pine taste marmalade pine resin lots of sweet malts nice hoppy bitters. Good full mouthfeel. Good stuff
jesperhammer (3496) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
26-JUN-2015, bottle @home, from Kihoskh.
Hazy orange with lasting, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma is hoppy off course but also very heavy malty with fruit and pine.
Taste is peach, grape fruit, orange peel, caramel, dried fruit.
Heavy and bordering a Barley Wine but never alcoholic. Sweet and bitter with full body. I love this heavy and sweet type of IIPA.
sthlm (1252) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[On-tap at SKA] Dark gold with a small white head. Taste is very sweet with a good amount of alcohol present. Honey, grapefruit, and some lemon in the background. Hard to finish even a sampler, so I can’t imagine trying to drink a whole glass or bottle.
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear amber. Film, and halo, of sticky, lasting, white head. Dank, jammy, spicy hop. Fruity, and boozy. Taste is unctuous sweet. Turns chewy, rich, bitter. Rich, smooth, nicely boozy palate. Finishes long, full, fruity bitter. Never loses the sweetness. Big beer. Liked this a lot.
GreatDane1632 (1058) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated based on notes taken 24 Apr 2012 -- Poured from a waxed bomber while at IFS. I really liked this as an imperial beer. Didn’t quite get the great hop character out of it. Still, an overall delish beer.
Slipstream (2229) - USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cool Grateful Dead like label. Dark gold pour with a fluffy head. Plenty of hop bitterness - some iron, capsicum nip, resin. Aroma is pleasant and floral, and it is warm and tingly on the palate. Very good, but not a top shelf IIPA.