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
Iíve had this one on tap and in the can. 12oz can review. This was one of the best Imperial Ipaís iíve had and yet in a can. The aromas arenít 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 (3462) - 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 (1643) - 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 (6808) - 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.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 12 oz can. Pours a light golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and caramel with some vanilla, light woodiness and some sweet citric hops in the background. Surprisingly sweet for sure. Flavor starts with the sweet vanilla and woodiness before opening to some light citric and tangerine hop character. This quickly fades to a bitter and woody finish that lingers. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Not bad, I always find it strange though with oaked IPAís, itís kind of an oxidized like character to an already complex beer
Arayaga2 (1866) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold with 1.5" of dimpled white head. Aroma is juicy pink grapefruit, with a bit of graham cracker sweetness. Taste is mostly the same, but more tangeriney, and the sweetness is cut but what must be the oaky astringency. $2.5/12oz
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Nice bright orange color, with small amount of off-white head. Aroma is resinous, oily and citrusy hops. Malt is fairly bready, with some pilsner like malt. Flavor is the same, pretty bitter finish. Maybe not as citrusy as I would like the hops.
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a thickish looking orange/copper with a bit of head and aromas of sticky honey, orange blossom and sweetness. Flavor is similarly sticky and sweet with a nice hops balance, but the hops donít quite pull enough against the underattenuated (?) malt. It sits all sticky on the tongue and finishes sweet.
HonkeyBra (3643) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from Secret Santa. Thanks man! DIPA, 21st Amendment Brewery, in a can, this has all the makings of favorite. Aroma of citrus, pine, some resin. Mild sweet honey malts. Some notes of grapefruit and tangerine. A few notes of vanilla are the only hints of oak aging I cant detect. The flavor is quite impressive. It starts with a strong bitter rush on the tongue. There is some mild citrus, pine and resin. Some notes of spruce and some mild sweet malts. Medium bodied. Finishes hoppy and dry. Iím shocked that this is 10.8%. Great Beer.
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Dmac for a can of this one. Pours out a well carbonated moderate golden color with a big white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus and some light malts. Taste is of citrus hops, light pine, light malty notes and a touch of alcohol. Alcohol is rather well hidden, as this is pretty dangerously smooth.