Warlord Imperial IPA
McNeill's Brewery

Warlord Imperial IPAWarlord Imperial IPA
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McNeill's Brewery
Vermont, United States
Imperial IPA
3.59 | pDev: 14.21%
Jul 08, 2016
Mar 28, 2009
Warlord Imperial IPAWarlord Imperial IPA
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Ratings by benz08:
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Reviewed by benz08 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured out of a 22oz bomber into an Ikea big snifter on 5/25/11

I have to be quite honest that I was surprisingly happy drinking this beer. It poured a deep amber brown with a big 3-4 finger head(my pour was a little less than ideal) but in the big $1.99 Ikea 25oz snifter it looked formidable and awesome. It gave the nice piney, citrus smell of a west coast IPA and the pleasant bitterness of a true EIPA. At 8.5% its in the mid-range of a DIPA but it was a little boozy. The saving grace of this DIPA from a small Vermont brewery was the price. At $6 retail for a bomber, it provided some nice bang for the buck. Drink this a little on the cold side because at cellar temperature the booze really comes though. Very little of the best Vermont has to offer is available outside Vermont but I'm glad it's starting to filter out. War Lord is absolutely worth the $6 so go out there and give it a try.
May 26, 2011
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.03 by swierczt from Connecticut

Jul 08, 2016
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: brilliant chestnut with 2” creamy foam dissipates to ½” film that hugs the side of the glass providing good lace.
S: Resiny hop with biscuit aromas.
T: A big hop driven beer with enough malt to balance.
F: Rich, creamy texture with medium carbonation and medium body.
O: A big hop forward Imperial IPA.
Jun 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by ovaltine from Indiana

Mar 12, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 27, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 29, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by patrick802 from Vermont

May 04, 2014
Rated: 3 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Dec 09, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by jsprain1 from Minnesota

Dec 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Durge from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by HRamz3 from Pitcairn

Oct 28, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Aug 11, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by doremite from Vermont

Jul 17, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jun 27, 2013
Rated: 3 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Jun 20, 2013
Rated: 3 by Johnny_Duck from Tennessee

Jun 16, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by TripelMark from North Carolina

Jun 05, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by CCutch from Minnesota

Jun 04, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Kelp from New Hampshire

Jun 04, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

May 23, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Brianinthewbl from Minnesota

May 09, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by mPaxtonS from Massachusetts

Mar 16, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by bluetrevian from Florida

Jan 03, 2013
Rated: 4 by C-Dog

Nov 27, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by GuyIncognito from Maine

Nov 20, 2012
Rated: 3 by calmstock from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2012
Rated: 3.25 by t0rin0 from California

Oct 25, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by zahara15 from Vermont

Sep 11, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by brentblack1 from New York

Sep 07, 2012
Rated: 3.25 by ms11781 from Massachusetts

Jul 06, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2012
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Reviewed by Ego from New Jersey

3.07/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

taste etc...
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
Jun 11, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania

Apr 18, 2012
Rated: 3.25 by tenacioustomato from Rhode Island

Apr 17, 2012
Rated: 4 by RoryOMoore from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by fuzzcherry from Minnesota

Apr 09, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Apr 07, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by DarthGuitarHero from Minnesota

Apr 04, 2012
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Winter Warmer: Poured a deep orangey color ale with a nice foamy head. Aroma consists of citrus hops with nice resin and piney notes also detectable. Taste is also a complex mix between some notes of citrus hops with some resin notes which is well balanced by a semi-sweet caramel malt backbone. Floral notes are very nice. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I really enjoyed this one.
Mar 26, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by Orbfan from New York

Mar 17, 2012
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