p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Mr. Bishop in a trade from tenn. Poured amber orange and clear. 3 finger dissipating off white head. Smells like amber with spices. Tastes like a clean amber probably cause of the the extra pale malts. A great hop round background to make it a great big epic pale ale. Overall 7.5 of 10.
freekyp (1473) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy light brown with a small shy white head. No lacing. Resiny tree sap and butterscotch are the most prevalent characters in the aroma. Flavor is butterscotch sweet but juicy as well with a full mouthfeel. Finishes with a refreshing fruity burst followed by alcohol burn.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poor is a dirty gold. Smell is lightly floral. Taste is very hoppy not extremely bitter more on the grapefruit citrus side.
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 I really want to get laid tonight so I’m gonna run to the bar. the bar is far, I love vag.
EDIT: Heavy rye flavors here, unfortunately I was "slightly" drunk, fortunately the evening was a success, the only failure really is the improper rating of this beer. Will have to retry to be fair.
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Aroma:rye and bready malts, pine, resin, touch of citrus
Taste: spicy, bready malts, resin, pine
This is a nice big spicy rye hop monster of a beer,yum!
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty rye aroma with bitter hoppy grpafruit hints. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor wit hhints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fabulous beer. The aroma is amazing with overwhelming compliments of sweet Yeats and bitterness.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from smith4498. Pours a clear bronze with a thin white head. Aroma is loads of rye and caramel. Very sweet smelling, somewhat earthy with a note of floral hops and honey. Taste is sweet at first, but has a pronounced hop kick. Sweet honey, rye, caramel, toffee, bread, followed by floral and slightly citrusy hops. The rye leaves an almost spicy aftertaste. Alcohol is not at all noticeable. Mouthfeel is sturdy, and perfectly carbonated. Fantastic. I love rye beers. Not quite as hoppy as Hop Rod Rye, but definitely in the same league as far has imperial rye ales go. Thanks Jason.
bubbleflubber (1743) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber into the glass, with a spotty head that leaves webbed lacing. The nose is of floral notes and candied citrus. The flavors are lots of candied oranges, huge caramel malts, some rind/peel notes and citrus. The finish is a tad alcoholic, with peppering bitters, dry rye notes, citrus zest and some alcohol burn. Good Impy IPA, but a bit less rye and bitters than I was expecting, based on "double" the feel of the original. Still, not a bad IIPA at all. Complex, with a slick, oily mouthfeel that contains a substantial palate. Nice offering for a nightcap here.