jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2017 hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This does not have much smell. I was a smoker for a decade and it killed my taste and smell buds (most of taste is actually olfactory). This smells of molasses a tad. Tastes of weird grape/fruityness whose scope of flavor is beyond that of my descriptors. looks good, typical IPA, but a little darker golden than some. Had no head but a slight effervescent retainer on top of white. Not my fav beer. Might even turn it down if offered at a social gathering.
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017 Pours a hazy gold-orange with light white head. A strong fruit malt and alcohol aroma. A strong alcohol taste with citrus hop and fruity malts. A lingering alcohol flavor with sweet malts. PhillyCraft (8200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Backlog, bottle on a few occasions. This was drank in 13 or 14. Pours a reddish orange color with medium head. Aroma and flavor of stale hop, cardboard, pine, ash, and bitter citrus. Light to medium bodied. ipa4me4u (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2017
One of my al time favorites. Golden color with a golden taste. Not too sweet on the malt side considering the very high abv. Tropical, piney, citrusy, some mango and a light butterscotch finish. So good so smooth a person forgets about the 11.5% until it's too late. How awesome is that!?! ElCapitan22 (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Pours a nice solid gold color and has some nice lacing, which is rare due to the high abv. Smells very boozy and piney. Tastes boozy as well and also slightly citrusy.
Braudog (6906) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Bright and golden, moderately active, with a thin but boiling head. The aroma hints at a behemoth in this otherwise innocent-looking glass. Onto the tongue, the beer belies its high ABV, thick and viscous, with almost a burn on the palate. Firm bock-like malt with a decent flourish on top. Good one. (#6414, 11/23/2016)
TattooJack (534) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Poured from 3 bottles of a mixed six, smells delightful. Taste is sticky resin, lots of hops, spicy, dry ending, not boozy for being 11.5%. I would be a regular consumer of this beer if it were available anywhere close to me. If anyone wants to trade for something in Chicago message me. djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2016
On tap at Caliente. Pours a clear orange gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong floral and earth. Medium body, pine, dank, resin finish, very good. fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Not much head, good amount of lacing. Pretty hefty mouthfeel that comes across as super sweet with heavy balanced hops within. More booze bomb than hop bomb. I washed it down with an all day IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Voodoo (716) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
Poured a caramel gold with near zero head.....aroma of melon, candied fruit, syrupy malt.......taste is booze, dried fruits, heavy malt, bitter, more booze on the backend. Dacrza (1071) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2016
DATE TASTED: March 20, 2016... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: a Sunday spent at Lenape Valley’s The World Goes Round... APPEARANCE: pours a strong orange/yellow amber body with ample effervescence... the head is a thick, creamy half-finger that coats intermittently... not demonstrative as it drains, with little to trace due to its high alcohol... AROMA: strong grapefruit and resin, with dank basement and orange peel as secondary aromas--not as big as anticipated... tough to ferret out the malts ... PALATE: here is the warmth, with a stoker-sized presence in the throat... a slight buzz about the teeth suggests n IPA,, but again, not the collision expected when in the presence of royalty...TASTE: the grapefruit is pronounced, while the resin and pine makes for a classic forest-and-field wedding.... some late malt akin to whiskey, but overall the profile is decidedly one-sided... OVERALL: the unmistakable Summit and Citrus hops have this beer smiling sunshine, while the Chinook represent enough to divide the hop character... still, as solid as this is, it does not approach the power or profile of other Imperials... but a tasty, solid beer nonetheless....