HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, reddish orange with a sticky white head. Aroma of citrus, mild pine, and lots of caramel malt notes. Some tropical fruit, some resin. Flavor is quite bitter with medium fruity sweetness. Medium bodied light texture, lots of carbonation. Finishes bitter and fruity,
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium orange with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up juicy oranges and pine resin over seemingly sweet caramel malts.. a touch heavy-handed, but aiight. The flavor found syrupy sweet caramel and bready notes at the core with pine and citrus bitterness plus peppery alcohol around.. finished sharp with a dry bite right at the end. Medium-plus bodied with a slightly bigger feel than it should’ve had.. overall a good beer with some rough edges.
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head with some lacing, over a clear dark amber (SRM 15) body....nose is sweet malts, with toffee/caramel tones, light cereal, hops add grapefruit, pine, minimal esters....taste is light sweet to start, hints of hop spice, then grapefruit, pine arrive leading into moderate hop bitter finish, with lingering sweetness....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low with light acid on finish. This is most assuredly an I/DIPA. It is a bit unbalanced in the malts with sweet tones dominating, rather than the slightly more subtle toffee/caramel and other toasted malt aromas and flavors. The hops are not as aromatic nor as varied in flavors as the very best in the style. Overall it is a bit simple. Rework both the hop and malt bills. BJCP 6/3/13/4/6
mikeB311 (12) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Strong pine and citrusy aroma. Substantial off-white head with good lacing and a deep orange color. Pine and floral hops up front with a sweet malt finish. Medium body, low carbonation. Overall, a little lacking in in the full array of flavors you expect from a good IPA.
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
A grassy, pine forward nose with hints of floral and citrus. Pours a clear orange-ish-amber with a rapidly disseminating off-white foam and abuntent lacing. The taste is firmly hop driven. Grass, pine, coupled with floral notes and hints of malt sweetness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a rewarding IPA whose taste is anything but one demintional.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, orange colored pour with thin foam, citrus nose with a hoppy caramel flavor , pretty average oversll
bnielsen13 (219) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma is grassy, sweet malt and some citrus. Flavor is grassy, mild citrus and some pine. Not bad, but kind of blah
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Bier Stein in Eugene. Pine, caramel, herbs. Copper/orange color with a thick off-white head. Heavy caramel initial, grapefruit. Flavors level off in mid palate and final. Some alc. warmth. Heavy, near sticky, body. Overall, pretty good. Doesn’t have the continuing knockout flavors that many imperials do.
HIGHB4LL (269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Forge. Appearance: finger of white head, amber color, clear. Aroma: citrus, light nut, grass. Palate: average carbonation, sticky texture, light-medium body, bitter lasting finish. Taste: light sweet up front, heavy bitter finish. Overall, really solid, pretty good balance.
arondee (528) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange color with a nice white head. Aroma is floral and ciitrus hops. The taste is well balanced hops and sticky sweet malts but unfortunately there is also a skunky off-taste that reminds me of wheat gone bad. Not sure if I just got a bad glass of this stuff or if it always tastes like this. It was pretty good otherwise but the off-taste ruined it for me.