Maduro54 (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best IPA in a bottle or tap I have had..my count of just bottles is 343 lest I be a said novest plus I brew my own IPA. House 1000 Beers, New Kensington,PA(near the Pgh)which has 43 taps and more than 1000...ran out of bottle and kegs of it....Oregon a long ways away.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The Hype is for real!! This one is great. This is a classic true double IPA. Tastes very fresh. Very floral and pungent. Soft on the palate. Aftertaste is awesome. Sweetness is right on. Incredible enticing aroma.
ckwun (1) - Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Itís THE best beer Iíve ever had. I get a pack of 4 from the local liquor store ever week. Iíve microbrewed myself, tasted thousands of microbrew companies, and travelled to europe frequenting foreign beer, but the Nelson Imperial 924 series is THE best tasting beer Iíve had. I love it. Itís not too hoppy which I hate. Itís very malty and frothy. Itís got a good fullness flavor too. I love it, love it, love it!!!
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light, citrus aroma. Clear copper pour, thin white head. Average lacing. Absolutely delicious, grapefuity, citrus, hoppy flavor. Good malt backbone. 70% hops, 30% malt. Smooth taste. Lively taste. Delicious all around. Just the right fizz and warmth. Best drank when its 70 degress outside.
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lucent amber, thin white head, sticky medium body, medium carbonation.
Aroma: very citrusy fruity hops, some caramel malt sweetness.
Taste: intense fresh citrus fruity hops, some caramel malt sweetness.
All about fresh hop aroma and flavor. The citrus element is very pacific northwest, and by that i mean grapefruit, but less bitter, and more like fresh palmelo, or grapefruit and tangerine, juice. My first experience with these hops (unless theyíre in the SN southern harvest), and they are very nice.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite smelling IPAs. This has huge citrus tones mainly grapefruit and some pineapple. I definitely get the hop aroma that the description claims. The palate is lighter but I think that actually compliments this beer. This IPA is delicate and artistic. Not a hulking goliath of an IPA, more like a beautiul assasin that kills you with finesse.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am really starting to believe that there is no such thing as a bad imperial IPA! This one is absolutely fantastic - excellent hop/malt ratio with lots of great floral/citrusy hop aroma.
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. What makes this IIPA so amazing and memorable is the fact that they jumped up and decided to use the Nelson Sauvin hop. I swear it gives this beer a fairly strong blackberry seed-like flavor and aroma. Fortunately this beer is not just a one-trick pony, the malt is complex and has a touch of biscuit and medium caramel. The alcohol is smooth and hits you like a ton of bricks. Once in a while itís really nice to drink an IIPA without feeling like I ran straight into a pine tree planted in an orange grove.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Paul U. Dark golden colored pour with a decent head, nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, piney, hoppy bliss. Flavor is more of the same with a good snappy bite in the finish. Amazingly good beer for the price.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2010 22 oz Sample @ Portland, Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 2nd, 2010. 8.6% ABV. 70 IBUís.? Floral fruit citrus hop front. Crisp light bodied balanced mild sweet citrus caramel malty body. Clean tangy easy hop spice end. (4.75 / 5.0)
Deadlift Imperial IPA--Generously Hopped Ale--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 8.60% ABV--70 IBUís. (4.75 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial. Thin mild lace white head. Clear bright pretty rich gold color. Huge floral NZ Nelson Sauvin hop pine grapefruit hop front. Crisp mild sweet balanced fully fermented zesty pine citrus caramel body. Mild bitter dry clean citrus hop spice end. WOW AROMATIC! Sampled 4/20/2010. $2.29 Each Or 4- Pack For $8.99.