jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz: pours a orange copperish color into a snifter with good two inches of fluffy head and leaves great lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of fruit. grapefruit, mango, with notes of pine and resin. The palate is pretty medium bodied and fairly oily. The hops are also balanced out with a strong malt backbone. Great Impy IPA. Grab one if you can
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Metallic golden-orange body with fine, pale particulate matter and a thick, frothy beige head. Abundant carbonation is noticeably lethargic. Fresh and pleasant aroma of mango, grapefruit and pine with some sweet pale malt syrup notes. Surprisingly strong tropical fruit flavors with obvious sweetness. The hops have to duke it out with the residual sugars well into the finish. Good, but could be better with a little more attenuation. Plus, I prefer my DIPAs with a more lacerative edge that Simcoe can’t achieve. Throw in some Columbus at both ends and we’d really be in business.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Great beer!!! Hazy amber color with floral/ hoppy aroma. Slightly sweet taste with fantastic hop finish. Citrusy but not too much. One of my new favorite IPA’s
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attractive medium amber hue with a large, creamy light tan head. The aroma is explosive with bitter, yet smooth, hop tones of peaches. Malty hints of caramel and dark bread follow behind along with an almost sweaty yeast tone (seems to work in this case, though rather odd…). Significantly sweet for an IIPA with lots of caramel malt and very smooth throughout with low acidity. The finish is clean and very fruity (peaches and apricots) with a not-quite-bracing bitterness. Really, with as much malt presence as is here, it’s difficult for this to be over-the-top bitter. The body was a little thinner than I was expecting, though still creamy and complimented by a soft carbonation.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pretty clear copper-orange color with a larg,e creamy, lasting, light yellowish tan head. Good bit of both hops and malt in the nose: grass, citrus, caramel, alcohol and perhaps a bit of apricot. The flavor is pretty well balanced between bitter grapefruit and sweet caramel malt along with some subtle spicy orange/lemon zest and pepper...subtle but noticeable. This one is super sweet in the very beginning and before it finishes in the front...a bitter hop punch. Sweet and sticky through the rest of the tounge until it comes to the long bitter finish. Once this one warms a bit, it becomes the most floral beer I’ve ever smelled, tomato plants everywhere. Full body with a good amount of carbonation...nothings too heavy or clumpy which is nice. Overall a pretty damn nice iipa, even though it becomes a bit unbalanced when it really warms up.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Immy. From bomber pours a clear orange with thick off white head. Nose is piney with some citrus. Body is syrupy with a medium bitter finish. Flavor is a resiny pine. Pretty good, but somehow lets you down.
lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, deep copper/amber with a HUGE khaki head. An incredibly piney, resiny aroma. Lots of grapefruits and orange rinds. Peaches and cream become apparent as it warms. Very one-sided towards the hops, but SO mouth-watering. Full enough to go down creamy and smooth, but there’s still plenty of tingle for the tongue. Pretty grainy and earthy actually. Starts with some cream and caramel. A super-dry, bitter finish that lingers. Alcohol is hidden well. The best yet from Weyerbacher.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle via trade with The_Epeeist. Golden orange with an off white head. Resiny pine and citrus nose. Flavor is an oddly fruity bitter, with orange and pepper in the fore. I am starting to think I simply don’t like Weyerbachers...
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfectly clear, golden orange in color, with nicely retained head - resinous hop aroma, with an aromatic, almost wildflower-like character - cloyingly sweet at first, but those simcoe hops come in to promptly destroy that sensation - the malt sweetness sticks around underneath to keep the bitterness from getting out of hand, though - on par with 90 minute, but not quite as good as Dreadnaught.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colored pour, thick tan head. Smells of hops and grapefruits. I just couldnt get into this one the same way everyone else has so far. There is such a thing as TOO hoppy, and this one qualifies. It hurts my heart to say it, but I think I have found an imperial IPA that is too bitter for me to enjoy. Almost had to choke it down at the end. I have 3 more 22 oz bottles, trade anyone?