ciaranc (676) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Redmonds. Amber-copper, big bubbly off-white head, nice lacing in the glass. Flowers, pineapple, mango, bread, butterscotch and pine in the aroma. Nice. Flavour is sweet malts - summer tropical fruits, hints of strawberry there, doughy bread and caramel. Theres a little grapefruit bitterness in with all that sweetness, though the bottle is 4 months old and its a bit mellow. Decent body and low carbonation with a lush, smooth mouthfeel combine to make this a pleasure to drink. Finish is bittersweet with the caramel and bitter Nelson Sauvin vying for attention. Must try to get a fresher one.
VsXsV (1829) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of gooseberries, citrus, pine, tangerine, grapes, toffee and grapefruit. Taste is dry to light sweet and medium bitter with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, gooseberries and toffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It seems I keep forgetting to rate these wider beers. I remember this beer as having a strong bitter hop taste to the point that the imbalance gave it a poor finish. Good but not great.
philipmeese (81) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the local alehouse. Lovely full hops aroma. Flavor to match carried by a full body. Hard to complement this beer too much. A delicious IPA and at the top of it?s class.
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home as Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA... It pours clear dark golden with a small light tan head.. the aroma is fruity, caramel and malt... the falvor is
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (as Nelson Imperial IPA, 8.6%) at Monk’s American Bar, Stockholm. Clear amber, small head. Aroma of blue cheese and grapefruit. Sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with grapefruity hops. A bit syrupy with mild resiny bitterness. Unfirm.
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled as Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA. Pours amber with a rocky uneven head. Aroma from the hops that I get as a cross between peach and grapefruit. Fruit bomb of an IPA, yes the berry notes are really prominent. Reads a bit sweet and finishes long.
glennmastrange (2125) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light grain and caramel for the malt, moderate perfume and orange for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with hints of butterscotch, honey and light dried fruit. Head is average size, frothy, light beige with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation. A tasty beer, but to me it’s distant from a true DIPA.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Valhalla.. Pour is a dark gold with fluffy white head. Pour is a bit cloudy. Smell is sweet with some nice citrus. Taste is both sweet and bitter. Sticky and oily mouthfeel. Overall imbalanced and pretty much a mess.
DMLINAZ (261) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good. Pours orange with a thin white head in a frosted pint glass. Aroma is strong with hops from start to finish, almost a barley wine; citrus. Flavor also is strong start to finish with hops of course, with the flavor is associate with barley wine. Citrus, grapefruit, slightly syrupy.