crossovert (6143) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nicely bitter DIPA, really candy-like malts, a huge citrus blast. I think it is pretty good.
vyvvy (3565) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Four Hands Lupulin Carnival 2012 - Pours copper with a white head. The aroma has grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, caramel malt and cotton candy. Medium husky body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with grapefruit rind, earth, pineapple and dry crackery malt. The finish is kinda rough and abrasive due to the hoppiness ~ this is in a good way. It gets earthy and piny as it warms. Nicely done IIPA.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a deep copper color with a white head. The aroma was citrus hops and some pine hops. The taste was loaded with hops and a touch pine hop with some sweet malt. A very good Imperial IPA.
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. I brought it. Caramel gold and clear. A white head. So much hop action in the nose. This is all over the place, hop wise. They are tasted, too. Nice citrus is big and bitter, some grapefruit but not pallet killing. This is good stuff. Caramel is light but those hs are nice.
beernbourbon (1249) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pour is a deep clear copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are loaded with citrus hops and a touch pine hop. Also loads of sweet malt with more citrus hop in flavor. Certainly a large malt profile but the loads of citrus hops balance it well.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper color. Clear but not sparkling. Light tan head. Very bitter even by imperial standards. Amazing lacing. Nice overall beer and am glad I tried a local beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drfabulous (3574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darught at Bridge. Orange ish IPA with big hop nose and good malt bill. Pour had little carbonation. Would buy this all the time if available.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy smokes, this was released at last weekend’s Lupulin Carnival and I - not even having attended - am the first to rate it? Shame on you, festival-goers. Shame on you. Draft at Bailey’s Range. Pours a clear, deep golden color with a small white head. The aroma is big and fruity- citrusy hops, pineapple, and a host of tropical fruits on top of a caramel malt backbone. The flavor doesn’t pack quite the same punch; citrusy hops, caramel malts, pineapple, and crackers. Surprisingly dry, especially late. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Good.