mikel415 (16) - - JUN 1, 2017
Good IPA. Tastes like an IPA. If you want an IPA, this is a good IPA. IPAs are good beers
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle shared by Sprayalot, thanks - Color: clear dark amber beer with small carbonation and small heavy ivory foam. Smell: resin hops and toffee with pine notes. Caramel malt. Taste: full body with caramel malt, toffee and resin with pine notes. Very intensive taste. Aftertaste: dry bitterness, strong resin notes. User134089 (1644) - - MAY 26, 2017
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout tulip
From: Costco in Grossmont Center (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $6.89 (I think)
Purchased: May 15, 2017
Consumed: May 21, 2017
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: Bottled on Jan. 31, 2017; Collab with Hardywood Park and Ardent Craft Ales
My wife called on a recent trip to Costco and I decided to have her pick this one up. Was not a huge fan of their stout version and not expecting too much from this either. Throw in the Jan. 31, 2017 bottled on date and who knows how good/bad this can be.
Poured a dark garnet-to-light brown murky color with 2-to-4 fingers of khaki-white rocky head. Could not see any bubbles underneath. Excellent foamy lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.25)
Smelled herbal, menthol, lemon cough drops, honey, blackberries, raspberries and hints of chocolate. (Smell - 3.50)
Taste followed the nose for the most part. Herbal, menthol, lemon cough drop, honey, green vegetables, leafy hops, raspberries, blackberries, chocolate, toasted toffee, grain and lingering bitter pine on the tongue. Almost more like an Amber (imperial amber maybe) or even a strong ale. (Taste - 3.50)
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long roasty finish. (Feel - 3.50)
This was OK. Would like to try it fresh, but not sure how much my opinion would change. Still more like an Amber or an American Strong Ale to me. This would’ve been great in 2007. (Overall - 3.50)
3.55 81 B dwyerpg (6378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2017
This didn’t taste that heavy on the fruit to me. It was there, but it gave the beer a creamy nitro feel. Pretty good stuff. tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2017
The aroma is caramel, berries. The appearance is a dark amber, light purple. The flavor is is berries, pine, citrus, caramel. The finish is citrus, pine. Medium, slightly thick in body. Good overall.
drpimento (3734) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Yummm! Super good and very drinkable Imperial IPA. Aroma is very juicy and balance between fragrant Hops and caramel malt. Flavor is like knows, sweet up front with a bitter finish. Great body. b3shine (9079) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Draft to pint at The Pint Room. Looks solid; malty though. A transparent copper with foamy off-white head. Smells of berries and piney hops with a moderately bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with some caramel as well. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied, fairly bitter, and on the stickier side. Decent, but smells better than it tastes. PugUglyBrewer (765) - - APR 28, 2017
Dark amber to ruby color with a cream colored blanketing head of creamy foam. Very malt forward with rich caramel and toffee. Reserved notes of the juicy blackberries and tart raspberries. Underlying sweet citrus like ruby grapefruit and a semi dry pine finish. obguthr (6593) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2017
Pencil shavings and marigold bouquet. Cloudy brown, thick yellow head, good retention and lacing. Wood, marigold, grapefruit peel. Medium body, warm, resinous, soft carbonation. Rustic and bitter. nimbleprop (8723) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2017
On tap at CBC 2017, pours a muddy amber with some fluffy, white head. Nose is OK, blood orange, grapefruit, soap, pine, stale malts, hints of booze. Flavor is harsh though, astringent and grating with soap, dried citrus peel, stale malts. Finishes full bodied, grating. Not my thing. Didn’t get any of the promised berry.