ACHops (949) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Airways Brewery in Kent. Pours amber with thin head. Floral, piney aroma. Hops are fresh and lingering. Tastes like it’s dry-hopped. Kinda mild for an imperial, but hops and malt are balanced. I like this better than their standard IPA.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, thin head. Slightly toasty, slightly citrusy, smooth, sweetish with light crystal mat character. Decent, maybe a touch strong and chewy for me.
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the taproom, 07/11/14.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering that clears to a swirl.
Nose is caramel malt, grapefruit, bitter orange, straw, hop tunes.
Taste comprises pine, bitter orange, hops shine a little more over the aroma, grapefruit, citric peel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough DIPA but a little heavy handed compared to their more solid IPA’s.
mackRIS (37) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours golden orange with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is earthy and pine. Flavor is bitter, earthy, citrus.
Ferris (7579) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Pine and skunk. Cleanish gold with a decent white head. Sweet and piney. Sweetness really throws it off, not their best.
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy dark orange amber with a large beige head. Aroma brings out loads of resinous hops, lots of caramel malt, syrup, and grapefruit zest. Flavour is identical, with a little too much malt for my liking, leading to loads of grapefruit zest that overrides it. Weird IIPA. Good, but a bit off the mark.
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with w fairly large off white head on there. Nose is earthy and grassy and lacks the frsh hop character I really wanted. Taste is moderately bitter and earthy without the freshness Iike in IPAs.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2979) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster from a bomber at the Hanshin Seed Event. Deep coppery gold. Very hoppy herbal & slightly piney bouquet. Medium bodied with a slightly slick mouthfeel & dry finish. The taste is bitter but not that complex, sweet malts, fruity hop notes then resin & pine sap. Pretty good.
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy copper under a thin foamy head. The aroma has some earthy bitter floral tones and something akin to stir dry pork. Flavor was a bit too earthy bitter with some leafy hop tones, some earthy old pine and old grapefruit rind. Nothing bad by all means but nothing particularly great.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange pour, white head. This is much more caramel forward than most IIPAs that I tend to like. There is an ok core of citrus peel hops, but the sweetness and malt are off balance IMO.
DenverLogan (862) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 22 oz bottle via Letspour.com. Pours an apricot copper with big head and lace. Aroma of malts. Tastes of amber malts, floral hops, slight oxidation. Creamy and full bodied but I wouldn’t want more than half a pint.