mrhopsbeertalk (306) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Troegs is big on making Imperial in addition to India style ales. This Imperial Amber is hopped like an IPA with a big focus in both the aroma and flavor on Nugget hops. The CTZ is undetectable... as is most of the Warrior, but it’s there to add just a bit of contrast to the dank Nugget. The malts are more color and ABV than flavor, a little bit surprising considering the SRM... but you never can trust SRM. Very enjoyable, aromatic and flavorful... but definitely an Imperial not and India.
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange color with a moderate white head. Big hops, sweet, fruity and citric. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, with the hops being the prevalent flavor. Great brew.
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s. Amber orange in color. This beer is all about the hops. Aroma hits you in the face with citrus floral tones. The hops are done right here, its not just an over hoppy beer to be hoppy. Blend of hops works on this one. Good beer!
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Full bodied. This IPA has an excellent aroma, extremely aromatic and floral. Sweet, very sweet on the palate. I have to say that the hops while strong are also very sweet. I think the three different hops that they use really come together to give you the best of both worlds with intense hoppiness but also giving you almost an amber ale taste at the same time. Leaves a nice sweet hop flavor lingering around on the palate. This IPA is not really east or west coast but i’s own beautiful little creation. Highly recommended!!!
Newk (299) - - APR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 poured into a pint glass from bottle. Pours a really nice gold/amber color with a small head.
very balanced aromas of caramel, hops, florals and a good amount of citrus as well.
medium/full bodied with a really nice smooth feel. Balanced with good depth and flavors of caramel, bits of pine resin, florals, hops and citrus flavors too.
So, this is nugget nectar. Count me a fan and very glad to have gotten some from a friend.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb brew. Clear light copper with a decent, smooth off white sticky head. Smells of orange peels and fresh cut grass. Sticky hop bitterness all over the palate, tastes of oranges, grapefruit, and other sweet fruit. Big smooth toasted caramel malt flavors. Drinks great, nice crisp hoppy finish. Great beer.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hallelujah! The body literally looks like a piece of effulgent amber. The aroma is unforgettable; hops, hops, hops, and then some hops. Yet somehow its balanced; it’s an Imperial Amber not an IPA. So the flavor won’t floor you. It’s smooth hoppy crisp, pine and grapefruit, amber malt, maybe even a little chocolate in there. Don’t expect a huge amount of bitterness here. Palate is medium bodied. You can drink this stuff forever. Just amazing.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks fly swatter! 22 oz bottle. What a hop aroma. Golden/amber color and very clear. Nicely balanced bitterness, flavor and aroma hops. Nice amount of malt to balance the hops. Pretty dry. Darn good hoppy beer. Try some. :)
Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/orange in color, semi-cloudy. Bright citrus/piney nose. Decent off0white head that doesn’t last too long, but doesn’t disappear either. Smooth palate, silky. Nice, well rounded flavor, there’s sweet malt there but the hops are the star here. Good, good stuff. Troeg’s ales outshine their lagers, IMHO.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a smallish, sparse white head. Lacing is moderate. Aromas of grapefruit, spruce, and hints of peach. Palate is lively throughout with a creamy then sticky finish. Wonderful aftertaste that lingers for several seconds. Flavors of hops (grapefruit and spruce) dominate, but then a nice malty finish surprises. A wonderful IPA that balances very well.