craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 pack of cans from Perfect Pour. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with a beautiful fluffy head. Aroma holds big notes of pineapple, mango, grass, evergreen, and orange peel. Flavor is marked by wonderful nectar fruit presence along with tangerine and some clover honey. Not too bitter, incredibly drinkable for the ABV. Very very nice.
chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can thanks to Crusian...bright dark gold with a wonderful light tan head, great retention and lacing... as soon as pop the tab pineapple yummyness is bursting out, a touch of sugar cookie not really any hops, but this smells great... the taste loses a lot of the quality of the nose and comes across a mix mash of sweet malt notes, again not a ton of hops except on the finish which is a bit bitter and alcoholic, sweet and easy to drink, can’t believe this is 9.7% an in a can... a super sweet dipa that’s easy to drink and get you messed up, I’d gladly have again
superspak (4391) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into tulip, interesting can design with inscriptions haha. Pours crystal clear light orange amber color with a dense 2 finger off white head with great retention that reduces to a thick lacing cap. Thick lacing sticks to the glass as well. Aromas of big grapefruit, pine, caramel, pineapple, and pine. Big sweetness in the aromas, with little spiciness from hops. Taste of tons of orange, pine, orange zest, caramel, oak, and a bit of spiciness. Big sweetness up front with a decent amount of bitterness on the finish, but not as much as I was expecting. Some lingering bitterness on the finish with citrus and pine notes. Much more malt forward DIPA here. Low-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied with a bit of a sticky and slick mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed at all surprisingly. Overall, a damn nice DIPA, with easy drinkability and all around good flavor.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tin. Orange poor with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Citrusy aroma, not as full as one would expect in a DIPA, but pleasant. Full flavoured, floral notes, Blood orange notes in the finish. Doesn’t tast as strong as it is.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from 16 Tons. Deep amber pour with a long lasting huge and frothy white head. Initial whiff of caramel mixes with citrus and light oak for a nice nose. Much more oak in the flavor, which to me is not as well melded as Burton Baton or Oak Aged Unearthly. A little sweet as well.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to crusianbeer. Poured gold with a white creamy head. Aroma was wonderful at first with peach, mango, and a fruity bouquet; then I got some sour milk. Flavor was lots of citrus, pine, and some caramel malt on the finish. Body was medium with soft carbonation.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can...Pours deep, clear gold with white fizzy head. Aroma is GREAT! Notes of ripe grapefruit, malt, subtle grain, fruit, citrus pill, earth, light pine. Flavor is light sweet, malty, noted of dried fruit, grapefruit, pine, malty, solid bitter in finish. Mouthfeel is medium body with high carbonation. Good stuff!
bigbish (683) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very tasty IPA. Lots of complex hop flavor, fairly well balanced with malts. Pours a gorgeous light orange with a huge white head. Plenty of aroma. He oak adds a little roundness to the flavor that I like. Very good IIPA.
Nickls (2316) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Leon’s Decatur. Light hazy orange, with foamy white head...nice retention. Grassy hops at first, but with lots of citrus and grapefruit as well...light fruitiness in the aroma. Definitely biting at points, with grapefruit and some cattiness, and wood. Leans on the more balanced side of things for me, but not too sweet. Medium body with soft carbonation.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good Imperial IPA. Great hop flavor is balanced with malt, and tilts a bit toward sweet. Hop flavor is more than just bitter; complex and flavorful. A good choice if you’re after a robust, malty, very drinkable Imperial IPA.