thicksuds (448) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely a double IPA living up to the imperial billing, I would say more of an imperial IPA than a double. Real rich, hops are nice, thicker than most double IPAs, if you like them thick and chunky this is for you. Pretty good but not my favorite....probably wouldn’t revisit.
J_man (778) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from the brewery. Nice clear golden amber body with a foamy white head. Vegetal and grass hop aromas with some clean woodiness. Vegetal component follows right into the taste along with a bit of citrus pith bite. A bit of that tongue curling earthy bitterness settles in around the edges. Good caramel sweetness to help balance this bitterness. Ultimately, this bitterness gets a bit heavy but it’s still tasty. The alcohol is definitely in play here and possibly is adding to the bitter bite. Long bitter aftertaste. Nice to try something this strong after a lot of 4% Utah beers and I’m looking forward to my next trip there to try more! And I love the compass settings in the glass bottle!
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Many thanks to Chris! Dark amber colour. Extremely malty sweetish beginning. Nice fresh and intense hops around, sticky pine, hints of caramel. A bit bitter till the end. Too sweet, nice intense hops. Round, nice.
ThirstyBird (1996) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Chris!! Pours a golden brown with a tan head. The smell is green hops, pine, caramel. The taste is dry and bitter with pine, caramel...a bit sweet. Medium in body with nice, fine carbonation. Bit too sweet for my taste.
PhillyBeer2112 (2604) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like the way this one is built. I’m digging the big resinous, dank hops with a touch of grapefruit juice behind. Malts are full and rounded with a caramel sweetness but not over-stepping the hops at all - rather it stays at most semi-sweet to balanced, with plenty of hop resin coating the mouth leading to a long piney finish. Clean.
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This double IPA brings the pain. Its wonderful and the aroma has hops waffing out for weeks.
mrohia (184) - - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Archer's, Dayton, OH, draft. Aroma of hops and orange. Copper orange colors. Tastes of hops and grapefruit. Sticky lacing. Foamy off white head.
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johnnymusky (471) - Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very solid double ipa...bottle from dusty...pours cloudy dark yellow...really solid stuff...(#453)
arkurzynski (1693) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper. Dank nose of citrus and grapefruit with sweet caramel malt. Flavor is citrus rind bitterNess and more caramel sweetness. Big mouthfeel. Plenty of malt presence. A good, balanced IIPA.
rubbishystuff (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Yard house. Decent stuff. Hides strength well. A little malty sweet with piney hops. Serving: Tap
bookman10 (717) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good DIPA. Pours a slightly cloudy, copper-gold, with medium-sized head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor is a bit boozy, with lots of sweetness, some pine and citrus from the hops, smooth, sweet finish. Not a bad example at all...