SDalkoholic (2002) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Liquid appeared as a crystal clear golden elixir that had slowly rising carbonation bubbles while a fluffy layer of foam rested on top. Aroma is full of oily green hops that are noticeable as soon as I broke the cap off the bottle. Some of the aromas I pick up are lemon zest, orange peel, honey, red onion all while a sturdy backing of semi sweet malts play out in the background. As for the drink, an intense amount of bitter hops that suggest a squeeze of citrus along with a slight metallic taste, but what is different about this Imperial IPA is that the carbonation is minimal. Extremely smooth palate that allows the drinker to fully enjoy the strong punch of hops and high alcohol content while not suffering from over carbonation.
merc7186 (1479) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Mild Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Good Lacing
S: Malty, Piney
T: Piney, Resin, Malty
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Dry, Piney
Overall, a really decent DIPA with a great malty/piney backbone, solid beer.
Vcoggins (26) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a lite amber/copper color with a big off white head. Hops, light citrus, sweet malts on the nose. I love the sweet beers and this one hits the spot with malt sugary sweetened to balance the wonderful hops. The 9.5% ABV is there but not overpowering but is warming as it goes down. I really like this beer.
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slakemythirst (184) - - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruktig stor humleberikad doft. Apelsinskal, enbär, tallbarr. Smaken uppfattar jag som välsmakande och fiffigt pepprig. Trevlig speciellt efter ett hårt arbetspass.
PhilJackson80 (176) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a light copper color with a small white head. The aroma has a strong citrus, pine & bread to it. The taste is medium in body with a nice medium bitter finish. The ABV is not very noticeable in the taste or aroma for an imperial. Overall an excellent DIPA!
ljstephenson (233) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange pour with dissipating white head. Aroma is strong malt and orange. Flavor is very strong malt, citrus and hints of brown sugar. Finish is slightly bitter, sweet from malt and slightly oily feel. Strong malt character makes this a personal favorite IPA.
RogertheKid (88) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice DIPA. Citrus, grass, spruce, caramel, earthy and alcohol (not to strong, and goes down easy). Not the best Imperial I have tasted, but it is up there with some of the best. Enjoyed it.
BRW (445) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at fira de la cervesa artesana de Sabadell. Amber colour with white head. Malty, herbal hops aroma. Malty, herbal hops and sweet tase, with some caramel. Medium to full body.
KansaiBeerLvrs (884) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
9.5% at the Hanshin seemed event. A golden orange pour with a citrusy aroma. Medium bodied, spicy but tasty with a nice bitting hop flavor balanced by caramel malts.
haukur (1127) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber with a decent head. Very piney aroma, some slight citrus. Very west-coast-y. Fruity with a very bitter finish. Very well done dipa.