JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
A little thin for an IIPA, but good none the less. pours an oragish golden brown with a thin white head. Nose and taste is a bit muted, and a touch boozy. I would have liked to see a stronger hop profile. I also prefer my IIPA’s more oily. This was a good beer especially considering the 22oz was all of about $6. Worth a try but I would look hard for it. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
draft... murky dark gold with a peach accent, really nice head though...the nose is all malt, double sugar cookie with a bit of pineapple, no hops... the taste is tolerable, medium pine resin from start to finish, nice feel... aight, best of the regular line up but doesn’t make it hard try ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Date: August 19, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery, Burnsville, MN Appearance: Orange, decent amount of head and large amount of sediment. Aroma: Citrus and pine. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, medium bodied and bitter finish. Other: I typically don’t like doubles, but this was good as I didn’t get an overly alcohol taste. It tasted more like an IPA to me.
BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. Orange pour with tons of sediment. Citrus and floral hop nose. Creamy texture with plenty of citrus hop kick and some pine resin. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Sampled on draft at GTMW 2011. Pours a hazy yellow with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of leafy, herbal and peppery hops. The taste is pepper, herbal hops and caramel malts. Medium-full bodied. Not well balanced.
cbfobes (2891) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Poured from bomber, appearance is one of the best parts of this brew, pours a nice dark orange/golden with a decent white head, aroma was decent as well with some citrus and pine coming through, the flavor is messy and all over the place, there’s a sweetness on the front end with a very bitter finish that does not go together at all, if you just look at it and smell it you might actually enjoy this one. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bright orange pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, mild grass. Some residual sweetness, mild fruit. Flavor features is a fairly strong bitterness, focusing on resin and pine hop notes. The sweetness in the flavor is nondescript fruit and is somewhat distracting. Full bodied, light carbonation. Finishes somewhat sweet. If they could dry this out it would have a lot more potential. burg326 (5607) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2011
22 ounce bomber that poured a hazy copper color, with aromas of pine, citrus, mango and tropical fruit. Flavor matches aroma but with a serious bitter aftertaste. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Copper pour, with tiny suspended particles - a little sweet up front, with some mango and citrus flavors, but man does it dry out fast - gets insanely bitter, too - I mean, I know it is an imperial IPA, but man - serious bitterness and woody hop flavor - fairly tasty for the most part, but in the finish, the bitterness becomes a little abrasive and the heat from the alcohol presents far too much - it’s decent, and certainly "big," but a little messy in the end - at less than 5 bucks a bomber, the price is right, though. bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2011
22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy orange/copper color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) and pine hops, along with some caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but the bitter flavors are much stronger compared to the others. It’s an herbal/floral bitterness that I notice in the taste, and I think it overpowers the other flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and is well carbonated. I think it’s an OK brew, but not one I would buy very often. There are just too many other Imperial IPA’s that I would rather have instead.