ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Potent noble hop aroma and bitterness on the palate, with some malt sweetness to back things up. Balance could be a little bit better.
bubblehouse (923) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Usually not a fan of imperial pils I have had in the past but this one was pretty good.
ttoadee (1076) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Tan pour, small white head. Nose is soft fruit and grain, hint hops. Middle is medium roasted grain. Finish is alcohol and light caramel.
gripweed57 (1111) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Deep amber orange color. Nice creamy beige head. Note able grapefruit hop nose. Some burnt sugar malt as well. Tangy toasted malt flavor with a big resiny hop punch. Bitter citrus peel and brown sugar notes upfront. Crisp, bitter and boozy. Long bitter aftertaste seems to go on forever.
Shot (313) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy white head. Aromas are sweet caramel malt and floral hops. Flavors are bitter citrus, pine and caramel. Creamy mouthfell; slightly oily, but also a bit peppery. This is like an IPA, but with a smooth, malty backbone. Very nice. Delicious.
sjohnny (440) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Being a fan of the Krampus I couldn't pass this up when I saw it at the store. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Cloudy light orange amber with a thin white head which fades relatively quickly leaving a good coating on the glass. Medium bodied. Initially soft mouthfeel with a crispness. Velvety warm ester finish. Lots of citrus. Some resin. Well balanced with sweet maltiness. If this is what visits naughty children at Christmas, put me on the naughty list.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Julie called a pale ale. She gave a 2.5.
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generallee08 (764) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body had a good dark golden amber color with very good clarity. It also had some slow moving, small carbonation bubbles that make there way up the glass to the lovely creamy colored head. The head was of average size, had very good retention and made lots of cool lacing on the glass. Its aroma had an assertive heavy and sweet character along with a strong hit of floral hops and just a touch of lemony citrus as well. The flavor like its aroma is big, bold and full bodied. Big floral and slightly citrusy hops mix with an equally big malty body that shows its 9% alcohol. The finish is slow with hop bitterness hanging on to the tongue. Its texture is slick, smooth, a bit thick, well rounded and slow sipping.
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-25-12 -
Poured from bomber into snifter
Appearance – Poured a lightly hazy orange/amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather quickly to leave a fair amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is largely of citrus as well as a nice floral/herbal aroma. Mixed with this is a light funky aroma as well as some hints of alcohol.
Taste- The taste begins bready and malty with some citrus and yeast flavors. The citrus develops more toward the middle with it being largely of a more bitter grapefruit At the end an alcohol taste as well as a strong presence of some earthy and grassy flavors come to the tongue leaving a rather interesting slightly off flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The beer had a nice creamy body with a low level of carbonation. Good for the malty and floral hop flavors.
Overall – It was a tasty brew, but nothing that was really worth going out of the way for.
stevoj (3108) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best of this style (that I’ve tried). Dark golden body with adequate but thin head. Wonderful malty aroma, and robust taste. perfect all around.