mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Nice old school West Coast (D)IPA. Strong hop aroma with deep copper pour. Good mouthfeel, but the name of the game here is hops. Strong grapefruit taste, with perhaps some pine -- and bitterness bitterness bitterness! This is a hophead's delight of a beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Mattrad (3) - - APR 5, 2013 does not count
The Imperial by Old School House is a really good beer. I have found that the taste does change throughout the year which is expected but when its good its really good. This beer is best when you drink it in Winthrop.
For a 9%er it is really well balance. It does lean toward your Washington style Imperials with its earthy finish. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark orange with a short head. Decent retetion and lace. Aroma of oranges, malt and earthy hops. Light sweet, medium bittter flavor. Medium-plus body, soft carbonation, slick texture and an astringent, bitter finish. Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Really fruity nose and well hidden alcohol, this skews toward some tropical and citrus with a little pine back. Clean and big, it goes to the head. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle shared with Yanick for first dinner of 2013. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose of citrus, peach, caramel malt and light resin/pine. Taste is caramel malt forward with citrus rind and resin/pine. Finishes dry resin. Medium body.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Ferris (15336) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Name: Imperial India Pale Ale
Date: November 19, 2012
Source: Mail Order, Let’s Pour
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, touch of pine, peppery, sweet citrus, grapefruit
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, crystal sweetness, fruity, bitter citrus rind, touch of peppery pine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Bottle - Earthy hops, pine, grapefruit and nice malts to balance. Clear dark amber with thick white head. Rich pine, orange peel, resin and a smooth bitterness that lasts well pas the finish. Lives up to the "imperial’ standard, and definitely a beer to wreck your palate. Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
As if three different beers. The first and third a hop forward attack on the palate, with the middle drinking (immediately after some food relief) a wonderful orange and grapefruit citrus combo. Very good orange and grapefruit aromas. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability. Light orange with s ome lasting head. Recent NJ trip. unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours amurky orange color with a fizzy/creamy off white head. Aroma of pine, American hops, light alcohol, herbal, orange and caramel. Flavor of a load of American hops, caramel, pine, toffee, orange and a lot of hop bitterness bigguns22 (798) - Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Sweet pink grapefruit that is the best thing I can think of to tell the story of this beer. Aroma is citrus and hops. Body is great silky and soft with a everlasting bitter and peppery finsh. A very good beer and a must try for the hop heads.