Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/8/14 can from CBO.
The nose is aroma is dank sticky hops. The flavor was perfect combination of hops and sweetness. This is a good IIPA.
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Akfan (7) - USA - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great white head, smooth pour. Aroma is mild, lingering bitter taste at back. Enjoyed while on rainy Seward Alaska.
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Lizardking3 (126) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I couldn’t get into this one very much. Pours a surprisingly clear light gold, almost lagerish. Aroma is nice, ripe mango and resins. The taste wasn’t on par for me, a little too heavy on the malt backbone and a strange medicinal overtone. Just didn’t do it for me
reberiii (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour from can. Pine and juice on the nose. Some biscuit on the palate along with pine.
rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy light gold; way lighter than I was expecting. Half finger white head that sort of quickly fades away. Just a scant hint of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The lightness of the beer is quite surprising.
Aroma has hints of wood letting you know this is oak aged along with some overripe fruit such as pineapple and kiwi. A touch of caramel thrown in there as well. It is definitely English IPA-smelling.
Flavor of mild oak throughout combined with pineapple, orange, and just the faintest touch of pine. There is considerable maltiness that is predominantly caramel but the sweetness remains restrained. The flavor profile is more English than American with the oak just adding an additional layer of complexity making this one interesting. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden and it isn’t too sweet.
Overall, a good beer but not Earth-shattering by any means. I like the character imparted by the oak but really it is just a bit boring overall.
Tide (1880) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at 21st Amendment. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, resin, floral hops, pine and peach. Bitter finish with grapefruit, resin and peach. Very nice imperial IPA.
ElCapitan22 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice solid gold color with possibly the nicest lacing I have ever seen. Smells of strong amounts of bittering hops and tastes the same while not being overwhelming hoppy. That being said, it has a strong hop profile and is beautiful.
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of caramel, nutty, pine resin. Clear orange-gold with a lasting white head. Sharp hop flavors, bitter, balanced with very caramelized malts. Very well carbonated, medium bodied.
johnnymusky (304) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from can....crazy hop blast...snappy bite at the end....really good....finish might be a bit for some.
Darkmagus82 (1828) - - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-21-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a golden colored beer with a one finger white head. The head faded rather fast to leave a moderate level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of citrus and floral hop aromas - the citrus is of a slightly bitter grapefruit. These hop aromas are mixed with a very light malty aroma, some tropical fruit, and a somewhat caramel sweetness that help to balance the hop aromas, creating an overall, not overpowering and quite nice smell.
Taste – The taste began a bit on the sweeter side. Some light biscuit flavor with caramel and tangerine are up front. A grapefruit hop then comes to the tongue and bitters it out a bit. Some sweet seems to come back however as some tropical fruit flavors of papaya, mango and pineapple come to the tongue. Toward the end the citrus hop grows stronger and when mixed with a light herbal hop and alcohol flavor one is left with a nice semi-sweet yet bitter flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The brew was of average thickness and carbonation. A little more thickness may have helped to make the hop flavors more potent on the tongue. But none the less it was still a nice overall feel.
Overall – A very delicious beer with some rather smooth hop flavors that are complemented by a good malty body. While dangerous at 9.7 % abv, it is one to try and go to when looking for something hoppy, but rather balanced.