McNeill's Warlord Imperial IPA - McNeill's Brewery
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3.05/5 rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
don't turn your back on this beer, it will be overflowing all over your desk/table etc.
slightly hazy orange fading toward brown, lots of carbonation gurgling up this one, the head started up at 3 fingers but really retreats at a crazy rate down to almost nothing more than a hefty o-ring. lacing is sub par, legs are apparent but not defined to well, this is pretty average looking for a DIPA.
caramel citrus with hints of dark fruit (raisins specifically), smells duller and not 'bright' like most DIPAs, some dark honey notes, pretty interesting mix, definitely not the DIPA standard.
tastes like the smell... rasiny hops with a strange almost licorice bitter note, for all that carbonation it feels pretty syrupy in the mouth, some warming from the alcohol is noted, the finish is almost sort of unpleasant, it lacks crispness and bite, it is a strange flavor that just lingers and lingers, it feels out of place, somehow it tastes 'old' for lack of a better term (I have only had this bottle for 2 weeks in the cellar)
eh, nothing terrible but not a grail to be sought by those who love the style, worth trying just because it is different than most DIPAs.. and the bottle graphics remind me of Ironsword on the NES...
music: Alex Skolnick Trio - Goodbye to Romance
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2012 04:32:28 | More by Ego
McNeill's Warlord Imperial IPA from McNeill's Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.