steve_boro (26) - - OCT 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
You can definitely tell youíll be drinking an imperial as soon as you open the can. I second the reviewer below that it is syrupy and the hop flavor is kind of muddled with the malt background. Still a solid beer worth a try, though.
jasper200 (3) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The smell is good, Fresh, You can tell this is a hop bomb by the aroma. Color is a murky golden yellow. Hoppy taste on the front end just how I like it. You get a sweet hoppy taste from the back of the tongue to the mid tip. Nice malty backbone and sweetness to counter the hops on the front end. Very heavy beer. More than 2 cans will fill you up immediately.
kramer (4347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a clear dark gold body with a rather large foamy off-white head that had very good retention. The nose is lightly oaky with a light to moderate citrusy hop note. Some light caramel and toasty malt at itís base. The flavor is rather sweet but the light oakiness helps keep that in check a little. The bitterness is a bit light for an IIPA, but Iím OK with that. The alcohol is rather well hidden give the heft of this guy. Medium bodied with some fizzy carbonation and a lingering balanced sweet malt and bitter hop finish. Interesting beer, the more I drink, the more I could go for a little more heft to the hops though.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can on the train from Inverness to Plockton, 19/10/13, thanks to TR.
Clear golden with a good sized off white head.
Nose is caramel malt forward, hops, toasty malts, pine resin, bitter citrics, light grpaefruit tones.
Taste comprises caramel malt, bitter orange, toasty, candied sugars, tropicals, boozey notes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, malty finale with semi agressive hop bitterness.
Decent enough DIPA but some way from top of class.
PRUCK (19) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
The best part of this beer is the aroma. When you open the can and take a whiff, it promises something great. Then you drink it and it sucks. In an over-saturated genre of beer, this is one of the offenders. I am confident that the íagingí of this beer ruins a lot of what makes hoppy beers good. Do you like beers like Hopslam or Green Flash West Coast IPA? Beers that have BRIGHT hop flavors? If so you will most likely think this is total ass.
I WANTED to like the packaging. Iím into this whole ífancy beer in cansí thing. But then I started reading the little words printed all over the can. They are stupid. A total waste of time. Donít even bother. Itís NOT funny, or cute, or anything other than asinine. Also, I resent the caricatured faces drawn on the can. Are those the guys who make the beer or something? Why is it important to them that their faces are on the beer? Fucking egoists.
I want my money back. Bummertown.
PhatB420 (530) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can into a pint. Not too intirely pleased by this one. Too sweet for an imperial, hop presence is not profound, looks more like a hefe gold than an imp ipa. Head pours nice, and lingers at 3cm. Color now resemblesm a straigh hefe. Sunshine through and through. Abv is an afterthough, which is nice, but still, not an outstanding imp ipa, a strong gold maybe? just too sweet on the tounge, and doesnt bittern when one would think. Decent brew, but not for the type.
Bamaboy1975 (194) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lightly hazy straw orange color with a one finger white head that fades fairly quickly, good lacing. Smell is very resinous with a little pine and citrus, don't really get any oak. Taste is a little sweet with pine and a little bit of orange. A touch of oak, but not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall a very interesting DIPA, definitely worth trying.
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Gription79 (1895) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce can. The aroma is dank, resinous hops. The flavor was surprising to me, very strong stone fruit character, floral, bready malts in the finish. This is a good IIPA.
Handypaul (93) - - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours hazy yellow with a thin head and nice lacing. Aroma is hay, pine, grassy hops and light citrus. Taste is faintly sweet, woody with a medium bitter finish. Medium to full body, syrupy texture and soft to average carbonation. Interesting, complex, quite a good beer.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours okay with a somewhat clear straw color to it, there is minimal white ring of head and some decent lacing on the glass. The beer has a definite resin smell, very piney with mild grapefruit. The taste lives up to its name, HOPS...it has again a definite blend of resin and grapefruit and a mild flavor of white grape on the back end. The mouthfeel is dry and hoppy, plus the beer is very well carbonated. Overall, I love beer, I love Hops...and I love this beer.
NoLedge21 (10) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a strong aroma but definitely nice. Crisp apples to the nose. Light apples to the taste and a grapefruit/citrusy flavor. Great golden haze color. Thick white foamy head. Solid. Great beer from a great San Francisco brewery. Side note: If in the bay, definitely have a few brews and some food (the food is above and beyond for any brewery standards).
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