Split a 22oz bomber sent from a friend in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Appearance: Dark brown/ruby red, fairly hazy. Decent head. No lacing.
Aroma: Very flowery, even dry-smelling.
Taste: an IPA meets and Irish red. Very hoppy with mostly floral but noticeable citrusy hops. Distinct cereal maltiness to give it a dry, British-like taste. Overall, palate is a little simple and not nearly as strong as its "imperial" name would imply.
Mouthfeel: decent carbonation, hops linger and dry the mouth out.
Drinkability: Mostly smooth, but the hops are very bitter so non-hopheads might not take as well to this.
Overall: a good offering from a rookie brewery. Shouldn’t be labeled as an "imperial" though. Dryness takes some getting used to. One serving is satisfying.