dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
Aroma- malts, caramel, floral hops, bread
Appearance- dark, hazy, blood red, with some lacing and an off-white head
Taste- hops, malts, caramel, more malts, slight hop finish
Palate- decent body, mouthfeel is best part of the beer
Overall- Two-toned beer with opposites as main parts. The dichotomy of these two characters make the beer jive too much for my liking. jkwalking05 (4740) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Brown in color and hazy with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of caramel, nuts, bread, hops and light grass. Taste is of spicey hops and caramel. A very well balanced Imp IPA. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
355 mL bottle. Pretty much a by-the-numbers American Strong Ale. Not sure why it’s called an IIPA here; way too malty. Not that malty is a bad thing. Lots of caramel (debittered black patent malt?) and lots of hops - mostly citrus. Bitter finish and good body. fr5ed (62) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Hazy, dark red/amber. Sweet malty, yet hoppy aroma. Caramel, molasses, bitter fruit flavor. Very nice!! cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
dark amber color, aroma of toffee, caramel, chocolate, pine/citrus hops, taste is pretty much the same, good lingering bitterness, full boded and highly drinkable, wish it was available yeah round
duaneh (100) - - MAR 20, 2012
Pours a dark amber color, nice carbonation, nice small foamy tan head which lasts awhile. Deep caramel malt aromas. T astes like there might be some rye in there too. The hops aren’t too big, but still have a pleasant lingering quality. A smooth beer. kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Reddish-brown color with a thick, light-brown head. Aroma is almost like a Sweet Tart, as it is fruity yet has a nice bitter presence to it. Nice full mouthfeel. Flavor is very malty, with a rich caramel presence and hoppy finish. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2012
From Beerilicious iphone app: detect a herb aroma in the hops. Red and clear in appearance with a frothy tan head. Light bitterness when it first hits your tongue only to finish very sour and bitter. Average duration. Body is medium/full with a thick and creamy texture. Containing lively carbonation and a bitter alcoholic finish. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, trade. Pours clear red dark amber with a small tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet fruity berry caramel fudge malty hoppy. Flavor is very nice; well malty bitter fruity pungent phenolic sweet. Finishes bitter fruity. Solid balanced well brewed beer. kzoobrew (13) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Rusted brown colored body. The beer is fairly clear, this is a slight haze noted. Two finger frothy cinnamon colored head floats atop. The head recedes back slowly leaving a healthy dose of lacing.
The aroma balances the warm malt and sticky hops rather well. Toasted malt base followed by a substantial amount of caramel. The aroma gets a bit deeper with the addition of some cocoa scents. Resinous pine and sweet citrus hop aromas provide a counterpoint to the sizable malt bill.
The flavor begins rather malt forward. Heavy on the caramel malt, warm bread and a soft dark chocolate flavor develop moving back. Piny hop flavor melds with the dark malt to display a somewhat earthy flavor. Citrus flavor emerge from beneath lightening the flavor a bit. Very smooth bitterness
Medium bodied Imperial Red. The carbonation is moderate and appropriate. Very soft gentle feel on the tongue. The finish comes up just short of being long.
Very enjoyable beer. The flavors layer rather well creating a beer that is not only tasty but interesting. Very well balanced, drinkability is rather high.