Grima (2108) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, - JAN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice bottle design. Pours hazy pale yellow with small fine head. Citrus and lots of tropical fruit in the nose. Starts with lots of aroma hops, aroma of tropical fruit, really lots of tropical fruit, hehe. Middle part has citrus and grapefruit as well as some herbs. Goes into a hoppy bitter finish with lots of tropical fruits and some pine wood. Awesome stuff, maaaan!
mtu71 (103) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Medium long lasting white head, big layered lace. Clear, slightly cloudy pale orange. Grape fruit and other citrus on aroma with camembert. Taste has grape fruit, strong pine apple, tight hops and bitterness. Very dry palate with medium carbons. Nice balance, complex, tasty and refreshing. Developes big variety of aroma and taste notes in warming glass. Very interesting.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
cyrenaica (1053) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
Best Before: March 20, 2015
May 3, 2014
The beer pours a slightly hazed honey gold colour with a generous rocky snow white head. Aroma is mild grapefruit, orange, and grass. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is weak grapefruit, pea pods, citrus peel, and grass. My least favourite Thornbridge beer so far.
BobyFischer (78) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jaune pâle, à peine trouble.Mousse moyenne, se dissipant moyennement et laissant un petit col blanc.Nez superbe : très frais et fruité : ananas, fruit de la passion (passiflore).
En bouche goûts et palette moins étonnants, fraîcheur et amertume, finale très sèche.Corps assez fluide et léger, alcool très discret, le malt aussi se cache autant que possible.Une impériale ? Une bonne IPA anglaise en tout cas, fraîche et un peu forte c’est vrai.Amère, à mer.
Cuso (4965) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Craft bier fest, Vienna. Pale golden color with medium head. Biscuit malt, citrus hops in aroma. Strong dry citrus hoppy taste with solid malty backbone. Long hoppy bitter finish. Good.
obe83 (48) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottiglia comprata alla Torre del Luppolo (Pisa, Italy), Imperial IPA in pieno stile, al naso molto erbacea e resinosa, in bocca un corpo importante e ben equilibrato, maltoso che chiude con una importante amaro dato dall’abbondanz adel luppolo. Nonostante la gradazione si beve benissimo!!!
VereTipsu (18) - ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head: white and thick, as all as clouds if the temperature is right.
Aroma: vresh pine, fresh grass, fresh hops,
Colour: pale golden, slightly hazy
Taste: sweet at first, then slowly creeping towards bitter pine...very good balance
Palate: medium body, medium carbonation, nice slowly developing bitterness, a bit silky texture and a spectacular bitter finish.
Randy4Beer (235) - - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky, yellow amber, with noticeable tiny bits floating in the glass. Very thin, rapidly dissipating white head.
Aromas are explosive, featuring sour grapefruit, lemon drops, and grass.
Palate is fairly crisp and clean and yet still leaning towards a medium body.
Tastes are in a word, delicious. Citrus, lemon, grapefruit, and a slight sweetness.
Overall, don’t let the light colouring fool you. This is a beer full of powerful aromas, and powerful tastes. And at 7.4% abv it’s just plain powerful. A highly quaffable beer that you will have to force yourself to sip. Would not hesitate to purchase this one again.
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a pale yellow color, forming a big and bubbled white head. Great retention and tons of lingering and soapy lacings left in the glass
S: Great notes of tropical fruits and pine. Watermelon, grapefruit, pine, sweet pale grains and earthy yeasts
T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of watermelon, grapefruits, pine. Quite smooth with a medium but very pleasant bitterness in the end. A bit earthy and bready. Pale Ale style yeasts. Very light to a 7.4% ABV, no sign of alcohol
M: Medium and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Sweet pale malts + pine and citrus fruits in the aftertaste. However, its bitterness is not persistent
O: Excellent drinkability. Great British IPA with some American character
[ BA Review @ 7/16/2014 ]
TheCametron (1863) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours Hazy Golden Yellow with a White head. Tropical fruit, Citrus and Pine on the nose. Bursting with juicy hops. Nice Malty base with loads of hop character. This was a real gem.
MadizTyyr (5) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light orange a bit cloudy with a minimal head. Fruity aroma. Bitter ending. Surprisingly full body for the light colour. Tilted towards caramel. Fresh for an imperial IPA. Decent Imperial.