This Imperial Amber Ale pours a very nice dark mahogany color with a small cream tan head. This one has a solid presence of malts, with hints of toffee, caramel and black pepper. The thing that was surprising was the hop character. There was more than expected for the style and the grapefruit taste threw me off for this style. Overall, it’s average and has decent aspects. But the actually body is off due to the flavors out of balance.