XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Had at Autumn Brew Review 2013, nice citrus pine hops aroma and taste, has a nice lasting bitter finish. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
12 fl. oz. bottle from my bro (thanks!), served cool in a tulip glass. Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
App.: Clear deep golden with a thin white head.
Aroma: Huge pine/resin, dank, peppery, burnt sugar is the main malt aroma, very deep rye bread crust, sweet and lightly fruity as well.
Palate: Medium+ body, slick, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: A lot maltier than the nose, lots of deep brown sugar, burnt sugar and dark rye bread crust, quite peppery, still plenty of pine/resin/dank, lightly sweet; light sweetness with good bitterness and a long, deeply malty and pine/resin finish.
Pours copper with medium off white head and thick lacing. Aroma is bright with spicy lemon zest, pine, toffee, and alcohol. Taste is malty sweet up front with a sharp biting bitterness. It has a solventy astringency thats a little hard to overlook, but still not a bad brew. radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Various size bottles over the last few weeks. Poured a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is a heavy dose of citrus, grapefruit notes, pine resin is there. Flavor is resin, plenty of "cone" notes in this. Despite the amount of hops, this is pretty well balanced, with a nice amount of hops and malt backing to keep this beer in check. Booze comes forward on the finish. Reid (2605) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12 oz part of a sixer from Fred Meyer in N.Salem
$7.99 a six.
Clear bright orange colour in appearance, with a nice sized thick bubbly white head,
Aroma..fruity really almost like pink lady apples, floral hop, cherry, strange no malt for an imperial.
Taste is also very balanced but this time the chewy,caramel malts are visible to restrain the floral ,fruity hop.
MOuth feel is fine enough actually good for style.
An unusual beer not really an Imperial IPA though, not to say I didn’t enjoy
Harley_Biker (15) - Sheldon, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
An Imperial IPA from the New Belgium Brewing Co. Cooper colored appearance with a floral hop fragrance and dry finish. cards04 (2844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
Not bad. Pours a dark golden with great lacing. Aromas of citrus and pine. Lots of bitter notes. It seems a little like makinga DIPA for the sake of making one. Still Ok though. Jpzila (11) - - SEP 13, 2013
Citrus, spruce, floral very sweet over the top ipa, but not over the top bitterness. Sweet syrup comes across more than anything else here for me. Arayaga2 (2218) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Honey colored with a white head.Aroma is apricot and citrus, and taste is the same with sweet malt and and extra bit of red grapefruit. patrick767 (4095) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2013
bottle - Pours clear copper with a small off-white head. It has a rich citrus hop aroma, big on the grapefruit, with a hint of herbal smell. The flavor is, as expected, high on bitterness. There’s plenty of citrus and a solid malt backbone to balance it. Medium to full bodied, it’s not as bitter as some IIPAs, a fact that will please some people and disappoint others. Either way it’s a good beer.