Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose is big with floral and citrus components, tropical fruits and a little piney action. Flavor is sharp and bitter hops, but it is mellowed by the sweet malts. Superbly crafted IIPA. Only negative was that it was served in a little bitch 8 oz. glass. I want more!!
GnarlyGnome (773) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can: great golden color with a contrasting white head that dissapates fairly quickly leaving thick lacing on the glass. A resin and citrus aroma with some fruity smell as well. Great thick, citrus hop flavor that ends with a mellow smoothness that I guess is the barrel aging. If it wasn’t written on the package I wouldn’t believe this is 10%. Great brew.
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Clear Golden pour with quickly disappearing off-white head
Citrusy Resiny hops and toasty malt nose.
Similar taste to Victory’s Hop Wallop...
Medium body. Mellow slightly viscous finish. Easy drinking nearly 10 percenter.
dmac (4631) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from EZ. Poured an orange/copper body under a smaller to average sized white foamy head. Aroma is hoppy,wet wood, slight alcohol, citrus, tangerine and a hint of cat piss. Flavor of dry wood, older dry hops, plywood shavings, slight dirty earth and some citrus notes. Good beer but still not sure about this whole barrel aging IPAs trend.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Clear golden copper with white head. Aromas of citrus, herbs, pine, bright fruit, caramel. Flavors of biscuit, citrus, herbs, pine, bright fruit, caramel. Slightly dry finish. Full body with soft mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. One of the most drinkable 10% beers I could have imagined.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy orange with nice lacing white head. Aroma has notes of nice orange, mango, tropical fruit, some pine and s light soapy note. Taste is nice tropical fruit and orange, some slight soapy notes with a nice pine and grassy finish, bitter, but no alcohol there. Wow, really good, wish the cascade dry hop wasn’t in there but overall very well done.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had this one on tap and in the can. 12oz can review. This was one of the best Imperial Ipa’s i’ve had and yet in a can. The aromas aren’t in my face citrus and herbal aromas, however the palate transfer is huge. More of a tropical citrus as opposed to the lemon citrus i was expecting. Bracing hops finish, but very enjoyable just under 10 percent. Best 21st yet.
TheEpeeist (3523) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can. Clear yellow orange with a puffy white head. Nose is dried pineapple, caramel, orange peel and marjoram. First sip is lively and bracing with an abrupt hop bite that catches me by surprise. Juicy finish, a bit numbing. Taste is tangerine, white peach and pine needles with hints of vanilla. One crazy ass beer in a can.
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Can on July 19th.
Appearance: Pours an clear orange.
Aroma: Aroma is straight up hop.
Taste: Medium bitterness, some malt, decent balance.
Palate:Medium body, long aftertaste.
Summary: This is my 400th rating! What a Hop Crisis! A very nice DIPA, can taste the varieties of hops making it a very nice flavor.
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared by Craig. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet floral nose with some vanilla (oak). The flavor is very mellow, a non-aggressive IIPA, fresh green hops, floral and perfumy flavors, oranges and light vanilla. Nice. Very drinkable.