vtafro (2828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Light spice, herbal, grassy and floral hop aromas. Flavor is grassy and herbal hops, light body.
callmemickey (2485) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange amber body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. Grapefruit, resin, a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, asserting bitterness.
jredmond (5220) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of bobby at clocks. Pours bright golden amber with thin white lacing. Aroma is bitter grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of bright citrus fruits, bitter grapefruit and dry hop character in the finish.
jeremyh70 (656) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden hazy color with two fingers of off white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus with mild tropical notes and some chives. Taste starts off with citrus and tropical flavors then grapefruit rind bitterness that borders on being astringent. A bit of sweetness then resiny pine and herbal flavors. Some spiciness in the aftertaste along with a building bitterness. Finishes bitter and semi dry. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily with a medium mouthfeel and high carbonation. Good but not great. Not the best hop profile for my palate but I did enjoy the spiciness.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at EBF, on the sweeter side but the tremendous amount of hops counter it well, big hop aroma.
EtTuCthulhu (992) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is an opaque amber color, and the head is large and white with the slightest tint of green to it. The aroma is very hop forward due to spruce, grass, resin, and citrus notes, and the taste continues to highlight those hops; the flavor is mildly bitter and balanced well with a touch of sourness and touch of sweetness. The bitter finish is expected, but the rest of the mouthfeel--soft carbonation, medium-thick body, and slightly sticky texture--complements the taste well.
HonkeyBra (3249) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours a hazed orange amber color with a thick, sticky white head. Aroma of some tropical fruits, some pine, some resin. Flavor is fairly bitter with mild tangerine and fruity notes, some mineral notes as well. Somewhat earthy, mild dankness. Full bodied. Oily textured. Average carbonation, long bitter finish. Above average.
Quetzolcotl (21) - - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great hop nose and initial favor. Pretty good beer but it has a cloying and bitter aftertaste that will haunt your palette after each sip. Its pretty grassy and overly bitter on the back end. I hope they scale this back next year so it is more balanced.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(4 Hands Lupulin Festival - cask) cask version was my favorite at the festival. Gold with white head. Huge pine aroma. Flavor was abundant pine hops with a solid malt backbone. Don’t notice the alcohol. Excellent IAPA.
hayduke (3318) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave for this fantastic beer.
Pours a hazy apricot color with a really big rocky head that lasted seemingly forever and left lacing rings like Elmer’s glue. Really attractive. The nose is is caramel malts, tropical fruit, and grapefruit. Medium body and a sticky resinous mouthfeel. Flavor is intense, with citrus and pine hops just bombarding the palate. Finish is long, dry and the flavors just stay with you. Alcohol well hidden. I think most people are underrating this fantastic beer maybe because they drink it too cold. This was started at 58 degrees and it got even better as it warmed a few more degrees. Superb imperial IPA. Loved this one.