jgb9348 (4735) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich light copper and amber coloured body with a thinnish one centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of fresh hops, malt, alcohol, earth and a bit more hops - but nothing crazy. Medium-bodied; Assertive PNW hops with a hint of grass and hay noticeable, some subdued sugars and an overall good balance of bright hops, rich malt and some piney notes throughout. Aftertaste shows some alcohol flavours, a hint of light sugars and a bit more of the aforementioned hops. Overall, not seemingly an Imperial IPA to me, just more of an IPA or even an APA. I’m usually a big fan of Alaskan beers and IPAs, but this was more of a ho-hum beer for sure. I sampled this pint on draught at Mellow Mushroom in Denver, Colorado on 08-June-2014 for US$5,00.
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mostly clear full amber brown with thick frothy head. Cat piss bitter hop aromas. Hops and grain hit about the same time much smoother then expected but still full flavors. Lasting grainy hop left behind.
alliance100 (673) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours a orangey gold . Huge citrus aroma . Medium bodied . Lots of citrus up front with a hint of lingering pine . Definitely can't taste the 8.5 % . Solid DIPA .
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tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a clear, orangey amber hue, was a fair layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was lightly dank, with light grain, and citrus as grapefruit & orange. The taste offered moderate, citrusy & rindy hop bitterness that lingered with some subtle malt sweetness, and complementary alcohol, into the finish. Not wowed, but a decent DIPA.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a small soapy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was bitter with notes of pine, fruity hops and a bit of toasted caramel. The flavor was very bitter with caramel, strong pine, resin and vague fruity hops. Long hoppy finish. Moderately full bodied. Decent.
Dogbrick (8139) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Yard House Denver. The beer pours a clear bronze color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily, Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and roasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering grapefruit and hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
DrunkSanta410 (279) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a solid copper color with decent sized cream head. Aroma is a solid mix of floral, fruity hops with caramel malts. Taste is slightly sweet tropical fruit, pineapple with a quick hint of caramel malts finishing dry and bitter with a hint of alcohol. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Overall, a solid double IPA.
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Bought this after seeing it in a bunch of magazine beer reviews, it must be good, right? Pours dark copper, bubbly white medium head, translucent. Aroma is very very good, not too strong. Taste is nice, hop blend is good, somewhat complex for an IPA, refreshing! Somewhat skunky. Definitely not trying to destroy my palate, light palate for a DIPA. Good aftertaste. Good beer, debatable whether it’s worth what they’re trying to charge for it.
Lemke10 (785) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at Bernie’s in Waukesha, WI. This pours a hazy, amber color with a foamy cream colored head. The taste smooth and refreshing. Not as bitter as I would expect. Pretty good stuff.
benpickens (403) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a compact short lived porous head; Grapefruit and citrus aromas on the nose; oily grapefruit rind finish.