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Slipknot Imperial IPA (Brewmaster Reserve) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Slipknot Imperial IPA (Brewmaster Reserve)Slipknot Imperial IPA (Brewmaster Reserve)

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BA SCORE
82
good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 18.28%


Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Brewmaster Reserve release - Spring 2008

(Beer added by: sinistersteve on 02-25-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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RedBrewer83

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz into pint glass....sharing with brother, father and father-in-law...heres what we think!

A: Crystal clear golden yellow hue with a nice frothy two finger head. Appears somewhat creamy with decent lacing.

S: Grapefruit, lemon rind, orange peel, faint piney aroma as well. Faint malt profile raising its head in the background, but the hops dominate the nose.

T: Follows nose almost exactly. Zero malt super clean...tastes like i'm sucking on a grapefruit, dad thinks it tastes like a lambic, hahaha not so much but definitely one note of citrus. Finishes bitter with no sweet malt to help out....long hop finish but needs malt.

M: Very light for an DIPA, barely a medium body but well carbonated. Needs more weight...but very smooth.

D: Very drinkable as it is so light and so one-note...not so impressed...

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 04:09:04 | More by RedBrewer83
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

2.05/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours an amber orange red golden hazy body with a small head.

The smell is a little strange and off, not sure how to describe it, some hop scent in the nose, but not what you would expect from a DIPA.

The taste is bitter, very bitter and not the good hoppy bitterness. Kind of like a pine cone grapefruit earwax mixture. Really not impressed with this beer. I was looking forward to it as it's my first time trying full sail and I had heard good things, but it is terrible. Worst DIPA to date.

Mouthfeel is acidic and bitter leaving a strange sensation on the tongue.

Not very drinkable, maybe I got a bad batch. Avoid this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 01:51:59 | More by pmccallum86
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:

First installment of their "Brewmaster's Reserve" of 2008 weighing in at 80 IBUs. Hmmm, sounds like someone knows something about bitterness threshold and tastebuds.

Mildly hazed. Orangey honey-colored brew topped with an off-white frothing head with nice lacing and retention. Perfumed nose of orange zest and mint. Fairly light and fluffy in body, and a bit coarse in the mouth. Orange peel and rind hop flavor up front with a distinctly herbal finish. Had enough hops already? Too bad, have some more. Tangy, citric, gland-juicing smack. Green peppercorn. Just a kernel of malt flavor and touch of honey. Resiny, sticky, oily. Herbal bitterness gets rather intense like a strong black tea left to steep too long. Just a breath of alcohol with some apricot and pineapple.
Where's the malt? Dead. The hops killed it, but that's okay because that's what an Imperial IPA is all about. To hell with balance, sometimes.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 19:01:05 | More by BeerAdvocate
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GRG1313

California

3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Imperial IPA-Brewmaster Reserve 2009.

Dark clear orange amber with a nice white head although fades rapidly, comes back thick and puffy with a swirl.

Sweet assertive and pleasant nose of candi sugar and cooked stone fruit.

Mouthfeel is big, thick and creamy.

Flavors of citrus lemon grapefruit that are fresh and clean that go to a pine/pine resin character and then finishes pine and pine resin, as well. Not terribly complex but big hop character, flavors and finish. Nice quality and appears well made, although the more I drink the more the flavors and finish seem a bit "off" and unpleasant.

I might not be able to drink much of this one. I like many beers at room temperature (cool room temperature). This one benfits from a bit of chilling.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2009 05:46:16 | More by GRG1313
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ThickestHead

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chilled pint glass (in intervals).
Mostly clear, medium copper color with a foamy off-white head.
Smells of pine and kind buds, plus something sweet like a bisquit with white frosting.
Tastes of bitter grapefruit and some bready malt.
Medium body with decent carbonation and a bitterness (which must be from the hops) that stays with me but isn't overly oily.
Nice brew, I could sit back and enjoy one of these in almost any setting and just forget the hustle and bustle that beckons.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 02:21:41 | More by ThickestHead
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into Sierra Nevada Tulip Pint Glass

Pours 1 and 1/2 finger slightly off white head. Great retention. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a slight hazy bright orange golden sunset.

Aroma: Musky hops. Dulled down earthy aroma. Some mix of citrus. Something isn't working here. Old bread aroma. Not my favorite smelling dipa.

Taste: A very musky taste. The hops seem to be stale/old. Blend of dull citrus. Musky bread. Almost a sour taste here. Nothing I am enjoying.

Mouthfeel: Very bitter, but it is bitter in a bad way. Medium bodied. A lot of carbonation bubbles coming from the etching. Leaves a sticky hoppy aftertaste.

Overall, this bomber is going slow. I really can't say I like it. I don't want to finish this. Just all around nothing I am a fan of. I won't be getting this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 02:03:50 | More by mothman
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chumba526

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It poured a bit lighter than most Imperial IPAs. The smell wasn't memorable or unique by any sorts: just smelt like hops; nothing wrong with that though! It tasted similar to how it smelt: it had a significant hop taste; the hops tasted bitter but didn't really have a grassy or herbal taste to them but it did have a earthy citrus taste. There was very little presence of malts making the beer very light and smooth: it is easy to drink. It is a good summer imperial IPA. It also is different than most imperial IPAs, which is a plus.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 00:16:30 | More by chumba526
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colts9016

Idaho

2.03/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a tulip glass at 51 degrees.

apperance: A two finger tan head that dropped to one finger. The body of the beer is medium copper color with oranish reddish hues. There is some effervescence in the beer. the clarity of the beer is clear.

Nose: A fruity esters on the nose first followed by citrus and pine. There is a nice maltiness with a sublte sweetness.

Taste: A nice fruity esters with citrus and woodiness. There is a slovent flavor in the beer that gives this beer a very harsh flavor.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is astringent and slightly carbonated. The body of the beer is medium and finish is awful. This taste like paint thinner and hops. I can't not drink this beer. There is something wrong. Full Sail has never let me down. I am questioning this beer. I didn't care for it.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 01:43:51 | More by colts9016
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A gift sent to me by a buddy out in Portland.

Pours a hazy amber with 2 fingers of foamy eggshell head into a pint glass. Nice retention and good lacing blotching. Smells of citrus, honey, and toasted biscuits. Tastes of honey, caramel, toasted grains, biscuit, grass, and grapefruit rind with a slight alcohol warmth. Medium in body with good carbonation. Sweet and malty up front with a lingering bitter backend. Enjoyable and lower in alcohol making it pretty drinkable, but lacks that hop punch I really enjoy in a double IPA, very malty.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 22:34:02 | More by HopDerek
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RyanC84

South Carolina

1.65/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Probably one of the worst Double IPAs I've ever tasted. Split this with two friends and it was a drain pour for everyone.

A: It starts out well. Decent appearance, light orange color with a one finger head that fades very fast.

S: Nose is pretty weak. Some hop smell, but a very biscuit-like nose on this one.

T: Horribly bitter and not in a good Hopsickle kind of way No real hop flavor, not much malt backing, just an onslaught of unpleasant bitterness. What the hell did they do to this beer?

M: The body is pretty light on this one, so I guess that makes it drinkable if you're into this kind of brew.

D: Couldn't finish a third of the bottle. We'll leave it at that.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2009 17:33:25 | More by RyanC84
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Arbitrator

California

2.05/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Chilled bomber into a glass. Purchased at Whole Foods in San Ramon.

A: Pours a cloudy amber color with gold edges. Has a slight off-white head that recedes into a light film on the brew, with some temporary washes of thin lacing down the glass as I drink.

S: When cold, it's largely a pine scent (and taste). As it warms, it develops into a fuller profile that combines a grapefruit, orange, and tangerine citrus hop element with the pine mentioned earlier. Some bread detected as well, but not a heavy malt presence. It's not very pungent, though.

T: Following the nose, it is pine-dominated when cold, but becomes a juicy grapefruit-pine combination when warmer. There is a slight backbone of bready malt, and an unappealing bittering hop finish that coats the tongue slightly.

M: Medium-bodied, with low-to-medium carbonation that brings out the flavors pretty well. A slightly sticky aftertaste; it could stand to clean up the oils a lot better. Well masked ABV.

D: I wasn't a big fan of the aftertaste on this one, so I don't think I'll pick it up again. Too bad. At just over $4, this was a very good value.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 06:31:21 | More by Arbitrator
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brewdoc75

Minnesota

2.45/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Orange with amber hues. Fairly clear, but some opacity. Good lacing. Head dissapates quickly. Carbonation is good.

S: Really not a whole lot, but I do get a hint of orange and citrus. The hops are really nil. I get a slight fruitiness as well.

T: Fruity at first, then it trends to a really harsh bitterness. I get some faint citrus and piney flavors, but really the most powerful flavor I get is the harsh bitterness. I do get some spiciness as well, but without other flavors it doesn't fare well. The malts are barely there.

M: Light to medium bodied. Carbonation is right.

D: I was really suprised about how bad this beer was. I really like Full Sail and they usually produce great beers. I didn't think this was too old, but the flavoring and aroma hops are dead. It does a great job of being bitter, but is a bit harsh. I made a homebrew like this once and drain poored it. I will finish this one, but won't be trying it again. There are so many other DIPAs out there that blow this out of the water.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 14:56:11 | More by brewdoc75
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Onenote81

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

2009 Bottle received from breity recently. Thanks!

Pours a clear dark orange with moderate bubbles rising through. Great frothy white head on top that retains very well. Some spotty lacing, very little though. Smells of pineapple, candy, bananas, and cherry malt. Interesting for a Imp. IPA.

Mouthfeel is firm and crisp. Slight wetness on the back end, but drinkable enough. Now the flavor, this I can't figure out. It tastes like an Imperial Cherry cough syrup. This is really sweet and cloying. Tons of sweet fruit all over this. Finishes bitter, but the sweetness just overpowers this beer. This is really strange. The hops are there, but this is severely unbalanced. Not sure about this beer. Approach with hesitancy.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 16:56:26 | More by Onenote81
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer has a slight hazy deep dark orange body with a matrix of tiny bubbles racing to the surface. The head is a thick creamy foam of light beige that last for the full beer. The foam sticks to the glass leaving register marks after each sip.

S- During the pour, green floral hop cones fill the nose

T- The pungent grapefruit hops has herbal overtones with lightly toasted sweet malt underneath supporting it. The finish is a full pungent earthy hop finish with pine bitterness that lingers after the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a creamy texture from the thick head and no real alcohol heat.

D- This beer has a nice big hoppy flavor that is not real complex but has a great freshness to it. There was a bit of tongue fatigue with drinking a whole bottle but I'm not complaining.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 14:49:38 | More by rhoadsrage
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TroyS

Idaho

4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked-up this bottle of 2009 Slipknot at Marcellars. Holy good Double IPA. This one was a bit on the light side in appearance; it was not ultra cloudy like I expected. It poured with a nice and heavy head that stuck for a while which I didn't expect since it's an imperial. Very very tasty and not too hoppy, but a solid IPA. Very drinkable. Typically I'd have a lawn mower brew when doing some work in the yard and bbq'n, but I went with this one. I needed something decent to open for the first time using my new wall mounted bottle opener in my bar;) This was a great choice! Maybe a longer story that would be appropriate here because it includes a visit w/my pops in Salt Lake City earlier in the day and it was Easter. I returned to Idaho earlier in the day so that my sone and I could enjoy the day at home together. A perfect afternoon; weather and all! So...my notes report "mmm." Tasty with noticeable malts which seem to get run over too often in Imperial IPA's. Give this one a shot. It drinks smooth and fast if you're not careful to remember that it's got punch to it. Pretty light and smooth ride though. I did follow it up with H2O, but moved on to another brew before too much time passed; in other words, it didn't knock me into never never land;) Cheers!

An afterthought here. I just posted my review and then read a couple of others reviews. I bet that I scored this sucker a bit high, but hola! I'm not sure if I had the same brew as some of the other reviewers. This beer, at least in the condition that I got mine in, was a very solid brew; I can see anyone really honestly giving it marks lower than a B. Anyway...just wondering WTF;) Peace!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 14:07:15 | More by TroyS
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jdense

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into Piraat tulip.

Fully diminishing white head with prominent carbonation that disappears within a minute, leaving a rather flat looking orange body. Bitter flavor upfront and long astringent finish with a wee bit of maltish sweetness and a fairly spicy (allspice) taste. Quite frankly I was expecting a bit more from one of my favorite breweries, perhaps I can taste this on tap. Maybe I got a stinky bottle. To be honest, one of the least enjoyable examples of my favorite beer style, imo.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 02:46:45 | More by jdense
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter.

A-Hazed orange-amber beer. White head, low retention.

S-Resiny and piney hops with a hing of orange-citrus. Fruitiness, almost a nuance of pear.

T-Citrus, then piney hops, slightly herbal malts under it. Subtle and bready malts with hints of semi-sweetness. Slight fruitiness, again with the pear.

M-Medium carbonation. Lighter medium body.

D-Well, it's a pretty tasty hop bomb. Not a spectacular DIPA, and I think it's lacking in ABV and malt backbone for the style. Regardless, it's tasty. And it's pretty affordable.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 21:13:57 | More by CHSLBrew
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Grabbin2nd

California

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

From Notes: 3/1/09
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Slipknot Imperial IPA
7.8% Alc.
22oz. Bomber

Appearance= Vigorous pour into Zaca Mesa oversize redwine glass. Good deep looking Imperial. Deep orange, Red/brown.

Smell= Good hoppy smell. Typical Imperial smell, just weaker.

Taste= Kinda harsh on the taste. Not bad, just interesting...Overall, I've had much better Imperials.

Mouthfeel= Typical Imperial feel. Pefect for the style.

Drinkability= Moving through the bottle with no problem. Can start to feel the alcohol. I bought this @ Whole Foods in San Ramon and I was surprised to see it there. Would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 16:21:24 | More by Grabbin2nd
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Bighuge

Minnesota

2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Copper body. Pretty clear. Thin bubbly off white head. Lacing is sporadic. Aroma is resiny, fragrant, minty and smoky. This one has got some bite to it. A bitter pungency, like the bitter pith of a grapefruit. Borderline "off" with a solvent like fusel alcohol feel to it. The bitterness is pretty rough. Juicy and/or fruity hop tones are absent. Did they dump all the hops in at the beginning of the boil?? This seems a little out of whack and doesn't have a lot of body or malt to support the weird bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 04:04:50 | More by Bighuge
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maskednegator

California

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw, semiopaque. Fluffy, beige head, great lace.
Smell: Spicy hops, pine, yeast, malts.
Taste: Grapefruit rind, biscuits. Little bit of sweet malts, little bit of a spicy finish.
Mouthfeel: Tannic, medium bodied, strong carbonation
Drinkability: Pretty good. Finishes dry, not metallic.
Verdict: I could use a little more booze and sweetness. Certainly worth picking up, but not the best in the style.

Edit: Apparently this took a gold in the 2008 World Beer Championship. If your taste is better than mine, you may love this.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 19:24:09 | More by maskednegator
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bort11

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Wasatch for this one.

22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Inch of white head, gradual to recede, minimal lacing. Color is a clear copper.

Smell is full on citrus hops. Fresh rind. Taste is also very hoppy. Very straight forward, and a little one dimensional.

Mouthfeel is clean with a mild carbonation. This seems more like an IPA than a DIPA. Nothing really over the top or exciting. Still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2009 04:25:51 | More by bort11
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Mdog

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Orange-gold, a slight haze, big head.

Smell: Strange earthy, onion & mustard smell.

Taste: Followed the smell, has a little bit of sweetness and a touch of citrus, but mostly tastes like stone-ground mustard, onion, a little bit of horseradish and black pepper.

Drinkability: Definitely not what I was expecting, but not "nasty" as I like mustard, onion, horseradish, just not in a beer.

I am very curious to know if it the hops, the yeast, or the shipping/storage of this beer that makes it taste the way that it does. I have never had a beer that tasted like this, the closest thing I can compare it to is maybe a IPA mixed with a Belgian or maybe a wild strain of yeast.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 17:16:43 | More by Mdog
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid coppery golden color, almost clear body, there's a slight smear to it with some slow, single bubble carbonation brewing within. Firm finger high capping of off-white foam, kind of crunchy looking with lots of crusty lace sticking in lots of broken stringy sheets.

Aroma is a bit low key but has a very complexing hopitude to it with a fresh powdery hop pollen, leafy resin, and flowery tones hovering with mellowing melon, peach, and nectarine squeezed into a bit of pine.

Taste is a big bunch of brittle, bruising hops. Lots of very fresh and twisted pine factions lifting above some slight herbal/floral notes, toasted and burntish citrus, and biscuity sourdoughyness. The tone is high and fairly torching in this stuff. Its slight toasty biscuity backing really twists the hop pine and herbs into one palate crunching, tongue tormenting loop of biting bitterness in the front and mid ranges. Only after letting it simmer off your tongue for a long while will you contemplate whether the next sip is bigger or smaller and that your mouth may be ready for either.

One big crunch of hops! How's that for a mouthfeel? Quite crunchy, twisted, toasty, bittered, brittle, and a punchy full body of hopitude. I'll probably be tasting this well into my breakfast tomorrow. It's like hop toothpaste; or so I imagine...

Whoofda...this Slipknot is crazy packed with bittering coating hops. Definately West Coast influenced. Quite nice, but not as balanced and rounded as I would like to see out of my Impy IPA's. A stark smack in the mouth and a bit more of a slower drinker due to its mighty knot of hops tieing up my tongue.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 02:16:32 | More by tavernjef
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Buebie

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this 22 oz bomber up yesterday, it was just released here in MN.
No freshness date on the bottle, but its not really necasary, as it says 2009.

Poured into an oversized snifter. Revealing a nice bubbly 2 finger white head. Receeding to a layer of globby misc sized bubbles. Thin strakes of lace is left behind on the walls of the glass.
Color is a glowing transparent orangish copper.

Aroma of sauted onions, mustard seeds, a touch of warmth and spicie garlich with hints of hempy pine.
The aroma is actually quite off. I cant say I've ever smelled onions and mustard on a beer before.

This is pretty interesting. The hops used in this are like nothing I've ever tasted or smelled before. It tastes similar to what you smell. If I could drink a bratwurst with onions and hot mustard, this would be it.
More mustard like pinie flavors with onions and garlic. The hops are failry earthy with spice and bittering hop dominance after the swallow. Its crisp and clean with a touch of a hop oil like coating on the toungue.

Very strange Breww....But I loved it. Should give me terrible breath for the rest of the night.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 05:59:56 | More by Buebie
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 edition is a cool extra from googzoid 10 - thanks Greg! 22 oz. into Duvel tulip...

Pours a classic bourbon butterscotch body with a buttery eggshell head. Chunky seam, decent retention & lacing. Moderate carbonation rises quickly through a little haze.

There's a solid, subtle caramel malt backbone and creamy sweetness but this is layered with big citrus and grapefruit. More rind than pulp, though, so bitterness is very poignant. Simcoe? Doesn't smell like straight Centennial. Not sure. A bit disjointed but powerful.

Nice austere hop bitterness is less harsh on the palate than on the nose. LOTS of rind still against slight amber earthiness. Less pulp or floralness than rids - still quite bitter. Slight malt sweetness of butterscotch. Very dry. A little lighter in heft than average DIPA.

Solid palate feel...astringency of grapefruit rind goes away a bit with warmth into that of a true citrus-forward DIPA. A little sweet viscosity counters the acidity well.

Doesn't drink too badly...gets to be almost thirst quenching with a little warmth.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2009 15:45:13 | More by IBUnit63
Slipknot Imperial IPA (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.