KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden yellow color with one finger of white head. the aroma is fruity, spicy, and a slight yeast note that I’m picking up. light alcohol presence. the taste has grapefruit, a sweet and spicy yeast character. light malt backbone, slight presence of alcohol and a nice bitter finish. overall, this is a fresh and crisp IPA, if it was a blind taste test for me, i would have said it just an IPA, not an imperial. it needed more hop character.
koleminer20 (2113) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flight shared with ebone1988 at the brewery. The pour is a bright golden yellow with a thin ring of head and no lace as it falls. The aroma is full of urea. Nice cat piss (sarcasm). There is a light hoppiness and a hint of malt on the back end. The flavor is malty more than hoppy. There is a light bitterness to it, but it’s a lot sweeter than it should be. The mouth feel is wrong. It’s syrupy and watery with a lack of carbonation and a lingeringly sweet maltiness. This baby is a sum of this visit in the trip. Amazingly disappointing.
ebone1988 (1182) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight shared with koleminer20 at Tröegs. Aroma is pine, citrus, grass, floral. Appearance is golden amber, clear, off white head. Taste is malt, pine, citrus, grass, meh. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, crisp, pine aftertaste. Overall, meh. Ok but not great.
beern (21) - Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance is deep amber-golden with a slight aroma of hops. Taste is mild orange & pine. Finish is smooth & refined. Moderate carbonation.
Frank (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This stuff is pretty solid. It’s golden w/ a nice looking white head and creamy patches of lace. It’s smell is kinda floral and citrusy, not really as vibrant as I prefer but decent. This stuff is maybe a touch on the heavy side for me but still somewhat drinkable with its creamy carbonation. It finishes w/ some lingering fruity sweetness and rather firm bitterness. This is a good beer, not out of this world in any respect, but solid w/ no real off flavors or problems. I wouldn’t turn one down if offered.
OnTheTrail (300) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours crystal clear copper gold, small off white head. Aroma is rich citrus and pine. Moderately bitter, piney flavor, some grapefruit rind notes. Mouthfeel is crisp and well carbonated.
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in a bumped pint glass at Blue 5 in Roanoke, VA. ECBT continues with crew intact. Golden orange color with really solid lacing and quarter finger white head. Pine and floral qualities work well in the aroma along with grassy notes. Taste is pine and resin first, then a little bit of bitter citrus rind. Feels pretty standard imperial IPA fare with a bigger bitter quotient than some. Nice clean finish after a pretty slick, piney mouthfeel. I’ll continue to like this for a long time...or until I taste my next imperial IPA.
kidobutai (621) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle into a frosty mug . Clear copper color, head lasts 5 minutes and leaves a nice lacing. Pine aroma, citrus taste, smoothe and creamy texture.
Hiledd (68) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral and grassy aroma, clear copper color, head dissipates quickly, medium body thin for imperial but in style for IPA, malt, syrup, banana, lemon flavor.
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tristanlaugher (129) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden, pretty heavy carbonation. Tasty beer. from a bottle. filling space.
NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice coppee color with a light off white head. Aroma of pine/citrus. Finishes pretty easily. Not overwhelming on the bitterness of the hops. Medium bodied.