bugger (1) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2014 does not count MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - MAY 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (640ml). Poured copper with a good sized, dense, foamy, off-white head which lasted well. Aroma was of sweet tropical hops with pineapple, grapefruit, mango, caramel malts and some earthy notes. Flavor was a good yet shortly lived spicy hop bitterness with caramel malts, ripe peaches, ripe nectarines, pineapple rings, grapefruit, pepper, hints of toffee, light woody notes and some hop resin in the finish. Well hidden alcohol content. Medium bodied with a dry hoppy mouthfeel, syrupy texture and a short lived finish. Reminds me a lot of Flying Dog’s “Double Dog Double Pale Ale” only with half the hops and ABV, although still very good value at $10 for 640ml. I had a second bottle which I paired with spicy beef rissoles – a true match made in haven. I think Imperial IPA is being a little generous, seemed more along the lines of an “American Strong Ale” or a “Barley Wine” IMO.
I bought a 6 pack (640 mL bottles) back when this was released in late 2009 and drank my last bottle today. I’m surprised that it is described as a ’double/imperial IPA’. It’s always been a barley wine style ale...
Caramel notes. The hops have vanished in some hazy memory. It’s a good drop but unfortunately unobtainable... jdpeebs (698) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2012
640ml Bottle. A rich and malty ale with a little hit of alcohol. The beer ends with a lingering hop bitterness. A very nice beer. fletchfighters (1573) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2012
Lighter style US barleywine
Classic DIPA nose as lots of tropical fruits on the nose, as well as quite hoppy. Taste follows nose but the barleywine body follows the hops as get a big carmel malt body. Not as thick or chewy as the US style but captures the idea well. Lighter body, low carbonation but quite good Liquidsunshine (109) - Kobe, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2011
Just tasted the last bottle in the case. The extra time in the bottle has done wonders for this beer. Resin and toffee on the nose. Tropical fruit with warming alcohol and banana lollies. Nice long finish. Wish I had cellared another case. anders37 (26999) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, sweet sweet malt, toffee, sweet alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity hop bitter, sweet sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle at Papsø’s -- Thanks. Cloudy red/amber - red berries, nutty, soapy, fruity, zesty, bitterness, dryness, hoppy bitterness, herbal. Ok joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy orange red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel with notes of burnt sugar and hops.
Sweet flavour of caramel, burnt sugar, hops and grass.
Sweet finish. Ungstrup (38383) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottled. An unclear dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light. Pinball (12310) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
cloudy brown, small white head.
sweet malty aroma.
flavor is strong, caramelly, malty, faint spices.