kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours cloudy orange. 1 inch white head. Not much hop smell or taste for a double IPA. I notice a lot of the malt character coming through. This is not necessarily a bad thing. This is a decent beer. Not what I expected though. AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle from Brook Falls Discount. Pours an unclear orangey-brown with a white head leaving some lacing. Aroma has pine & citrus & caramel. Taste is of sweet toffee, some citrus and pine. Quite resinous. Flavor slightly off somehow; malt forward but also a strange flavor palate. Medium bodied. Finishes sweet with a slight citrus presence. And some alcohol. Shrug? Fair but not better than that. Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
An average ipa at best. Smells hoppy and hoppy flavored. Has a soapy flavored finish not fruit at all.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Reddish orange pour from draft at Murphy n son. White head. Super bitter and hoppy. Fruity and cherry flavors esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Golden amber with a creamy nitroesque white crown. Aroma of bready malts, caramel, floral hops and a hint of honey. Floral hoppy with mild citrus, caramel, mild woodsy hops and strong bitterness.
Ericular (1020) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a clear gold with lasting head and good lacing. Aroma is woody and malty, with alcohol and a spicy heat. Taste is malty, with some piney bitterness in the middle and then more lightly roasted malts in the aftertaste. Not my idea of an Imperial IPA. This is rough around the edges, but it’s drinkable. Don’t think I’d seek out another. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Despite the high overall score this is a middling IPA at best. Somehow better than the sum of its parts I would still not go out of my way to pick up a six pack. Even in the Madison area I can think of six to ten better alternatives from local breweries. Don’t buy it unless you want to try every Furthermore release possible.
Aroma / Appearance - The caramel bronze base shimmers with a thin offwhite head. Deep and murky, it contains a blend of caramel, grapefruit, and sweet malty tea. The result feels like an English style IPA left a bit too long in the cask. This is less imperial IPA and more old ale.
Flavor / Palate - A malty imperial IPA is more bitter and dry than anything else. Rather than the strong hop profile I expected it is more like a steeped tea. While drinkable the outcome is not overly remarkable. Save your money and buy something from Ale Asylum, Lake Louie, or New Glarus instead.
Not a huge aroma, but it is in the ballpark. The tasting reveals a few malts and very mild hops, again not really what the better Double IPAs offer. O.k. as a beer goes, but blah if they were setting out to brew a good DIPA. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN) ChiGuy68 (599) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured a clear amber with a frothy off-white head and spotty lacing. Moderate hop aroma with a bitter hop taste and finish. It’s also a bit sour. A double IPA, with about half the enjoyability. Take a pass on this one. pablo951 (672) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Had it from a bottle. Poured a amber clear hue with swirling tornado of sediment. Stanky hop aroma and a hop sour flavor.