jgb9348 (6476) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Amber coloured body with copper highlights and a thinnish tan head. Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, citrus, caramel and a touch of nuttiness. Full-bodied; Very chewy flavours with alcohol, hops and sweetness coming through most. Aftertaste is very strong, with a lot of alcohol warmth around, a touch of caramel sweetness and some hops too. Overall, a decent Imperial IPA, perhaps a bit too strong for me though, and nothing special. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased earlier in the day from Mondo Vino in Denver, Colorado on 12-February-2010, sampled in Breckenridge, Colorado. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Do I have to say I got it from bu11zeye, ’cuz I didn’t! I think I got it in a trade, but maybe this was a find at Whole Foods. Who knows! What I do know is this is a yummy brew. Copper with a bit of cloudiness and a strong off white head. Nice light maltiness and fruitiness. Lil hop punch, and a bit of alcohol. All around yummy brew. One of those where the total sum is greater than the parts. cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Back in the day I might have been totally into this, but this really does have an emphasis on a kind of hop pungency that you have to really be in the mood for. This actually might compare closely to Rogue’s American Amber ale - in other words, a strong amber. (Turns out that I rate this exactly as I rated that one, down to each sub-score. Read the user descriptions for that one and compare to the descriptions here.)
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2010
( 22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) Pours clear orange-red with oily bubbles. Nose of honey, chlorine. Taste of citrus bitter hops, toasty grains with an oily bitter, toasty finish. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle: Reddish amber, slight haze, large frothy off-white head, clingy lacing. Soft malty nose, slightly citrusy with some caramel notes. Hoppy, but not all that strong. Starts off like it might be a Barley Wine, but it lightens up on the backside rather quickly. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Lingering candyish caramel malts, soft citrusy hop presense. Straight forward, decent malt base with a good bit of sweetness without being bitter. Its like a light Barley Wine. Good, like a sessionable Barley Wine. Happy to have tried this one.   Thanks Bob!
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a nice looking amber with beige head. Aroma of sweet malt and pine. Flavor is malty, pine, nice bitterness, pretty simple. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, pretty tasty stuff....simple but very tasty! travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. The smell is fruits, caramel, but not a whole lot going on in the aroma. The look is clear, has an off white head, and is copper colored. The taste is fruits, caramel, and some light bitterness. mar (5440) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Amber pour with a cream head. Caramelized hops and some grapefruit aromas. Nice thickness and a good flavor of caramel and grapefruit hops. Thick caramel finish too. Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a clear red copper pour. Big smell of red malts and hops to match. Heavier smell though. Tastes of gentle hops and a bitter kiss that stays with you through the finish. Not bad, some sweetness as well. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazy brown body and a fading off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with pine, grapefruit, chewy caramel, pineapple and light green apple. Taste is caramel with a lot of citrus hop flavors. Light carbonation.