cbfobes (1674) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bomber, appearance is one of the best parts of this brew, pours a nice dark orange/golden with a decent white head, aroma was decent as well with some citrus and pine coming through, the flavor is messy and all over the place, thereís a sweetness on the front end with a very bitter finish that does not go together at all, if you just look at it and smell it you might actually enjoy this one.
HonkeyBra (2483) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright orange pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, mild grass. Some residual sweetness, mild fruit. Flavor features is a fairly strong bitterness, focusing on resin and pine hop notes. The sweetness in the flavor is nondescript fruit and is somewhat distracting. Full bodied, light carbonation. Finishes somewhat sweet. If they could dry this out it would have a lot more potential.
burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bomber that poured a hazy copper color, with aromas of pine, citrus, mango and tropical fruit. Flavor matches aroma but with a serious bitter aftertaste.
notalush (4174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour, with tiny suspended particles - a little sweet up front, with some mango and citrus flavors, but man does it dry out fast - gets insanely bitter, too - I mean, I know it is an imperial IPA, but man - serious bitterness and woody hop flavor - fairly tasty for the most part, but in the finish, the bitterness becomes a little abrasive and the heat from the alcohol presents far too much - itís decent, and certainly "big," but a little messy in the end - at less than 5 bucks a bomber, the price is right, though.
bluejacket74 (994) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy orange/copper color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) and pine hops, along with some caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but the bitter flavors are much stronger compared to the others. Itís an herbal/floral bitterness that I notice in the taste, and I think it overpowers the other flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and is well carbonated. I think itís an OK brew, but not one I would buy very often. There are just too many other Imperial IPAís that I would rather have instead.
Barrios (1241) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lacing beige head with a pale amber body. Aromas of spicy hops, a little tropical hop note, some butter and alcohol Flavor is spicy hops, a hint of tropical hops, some toffee. FInish is spicy, bitter and dry. Unbalanced, yet tasty.
50belair (1335) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to dosbeeregos. Amber in color with a small white head. Florally/tropical hop aromas. A little sweet with tropical fruit and caramel flavors..
lushawn (2648) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle consumed during the tail end of the dark lord day eve festivities. Shared by someone nice. Notes of bready, doughy, caramel with a pine resin hop profile. Some booze. Okay. Too big. Want less booze, less sweetness.
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by someone nice at the DLD eve tasting in our hotel. Thanks again, STLHopper, whichever one it was! Pours a cloudy, pale orange color with a small bone white head. Aroma of sweet and caramel malts, honey, tropical fruits, and some citrusy hops. Same goes for the flavor, which leaned more toward the sweet and fruity than the hoppy. This makes for a really smooth palate and medium body, with pretty soft carbonation. Not a bad DIPA, and certainly unusual.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured into a wine glass. Thanks to my father-in-law for grabbing this. Bottled November 2010.
Pours a hazy light copper color. A bit too dark. There is a thin off-white head that sticks around for a bit and leaves behind just a touch of spotty lacing. The nose brings some citrus and a bit of piney hops. Some caramel malt and breadiness there as well. The flavor is slightly hoppy, though most of the hop component comes in the form of bitterness. Even the bitterness isnít reaching the level of a DIPA, however. Slight floral and pine character. No real alcohol presence. An okay beer, but nothing Iíd seek out again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-26-2011