Dorkwad (3) - - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
Phenomenal beer. Had it at my 40th birthday in Las Vegas!! Recommend it to anyone!!!
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Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours crystal clear deep old gold (clearest IPA/Impy IPA I’ve ever seen, I think. No hint of haze whatsoever); lacework sheets the glass. Aroma is catboxy, grapefruity, hint of coconut (wha??). This is how I like my imperial IPAs to smell like--nice and hoppy, limited malt presence, and most importantly, no vegetation! Taste is bittersweet with a lingering bitter finish; flavor is citrusy backed by honeyed bready malt. Carbonation is soft, body full. Nice one, but it doesn’t top Port Brewing’s Hop 15 as far as recent Imperial IPAs I’ve tried. This is one of those beers where you relish a good belch...nice resinous hoppy flavor comes back up onto the palate...disgusting, I know. dudebun (140) - GERMANY - OCT 9, 2012
I like my IPAs a little hoppier in the nose than this was. That said, it was otherwise a very spectacular beer. Kinda creamy mouthfeel, great bitterness, alcohol very well hidden. I would definitely buy this again if it wasn’t so expensive in Germany. (11€ per 650ml bottle) XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Has big bold scents of hops, sweet and malty notes as well. Taste is a nice balance of malt and hops, has a nice bitter hop flavor, smooth finish.
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Had on tap at Palmer Place. Served in a tulip.
A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a nice off-white head. Sticky lace follows me down the glass.
S: Nice notes of citrus and some grassy with a little grapefruit.
T: Citrus smoothness, some grapefruit with a nice fruity sweetness up front. The malt body comes through in the middle and finishes a little bitter hops bite.
M: Medium to light bodied with a coating quality to it. Nicely carbonated.
O: Very solid offering from FW. The flavors blended together nicely. I haven’t been disappointed by any of their offerings yet.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-16-2011
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Aroma - Sweet, a bit of pine and citrus
Appearance - Clear Orange, minimal head
Taste - lightly to medium sweet
Palate - Medium body, thin texture with soft carbination and lightly bitter finish.
Other notes: served in 12oz snifter, ten minutes after in fridge. Very well balanced beer. Great IIPA if you’re not looking to get your tongue kicked in by hops. Another great beer by FSW. Cheers! thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours clear amber with a thick white head and lots of lace. Aromas are wonderful fruity hops. Taste follows suit with the aroma, tons of bitterness, medium body well hidden alcohol. This is a palate wrecker! robforbes (2266) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2012
pours a clear amber-orange with a medium size off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of citrus, hops, a touch floral, and caramel in the back.
taste is clean, citrus, hops, a touch of pine, caramel, and a malt back. ends nicely bitter. TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle at Ben’s. Thanks Craig. Light Amber with a white head. Aroma is tropical with lots of Pines and some caramel. Not wildly bitter. Well balanced and not particularly radge. Safe by IIPA standards. DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
A showcase for hops which are wonderfully aromatic and flavorful without excessive bitterness. The hops are nicely balanced by the malt and perhaps the alcohol content. The grapefruit nose comes through in the taste and is a real plus for me.