bnielsen13 (242) - 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
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a glowing amber with a thick white cap of foam.
Aroma: Ultra fresh American hops. Mixture of bright grassy and citrus notes, tropical fruit, a touch of pine and brown sugar sweetness beneath all that.
Taste: A burst of flavorful abrasive bitter and juicy hops. Fruit cocktail, some bread crust, finishes with earthy grapefruit bitterness with decent lingering.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Prickly active carbonation. Perfectly dry, especially for the style.
Overall: Alaskan stepped out of their comfort zone of widely appealing session ales with this hop forward beer. The freshness and layers of hop goodness reminded me of Sierra Nevada Hoptimum.
hawthorne00 (2375) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12C. Amber with an inch of white head. Aroma of grapefruit marmalade, bread, some pine. A little syrupy. Sweet bread and biscuit with middle register citrus - sour oranges, grapefruit, kumquat - pine creeps up in a solidly bitter finish. Rich but not oversweet malt side works well with the hops. Quite good, but not particularly interesting.
mmmbeer (1235) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from a 4pack served in a shaker- poured a very murky and disturbing solid copper color, light carbonation. Aroma of hops by the ton, pine, and some caramel. Hits the mouth with a wide medium body, malt is only slightly sweet but acidity from the middle carries well past the finish. Rough day- but this helps.
firstsip (354) - Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark copper. Very tiny amount of lingering head. Sort of boozey nose. Great hopping paired with a sweet alcohol quality. Heavy, but good.
beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a golden orange brew with a white top. Nose of pine, fruit and caramel. Taste is sweet with some citrus notes. Some notes of tea are unpleasant.
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great double IPA. Beautiful orange with terrific lacing. Fresh green hop aromas. Flavors are a touch sour then a bracing hop bitterness. Really liked this.
MikeJslc (736) - USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper, clear, off-white head. Aroma of biscuity malt with a touch of caramel, resiny-citrusy hops are slightly restrained for a double ipa. Flavor: neutral malt with some caramel, pronounced resiny bitterness, citrusy hop flavor, all in good proportion. Not as dry as some like their double IPAs, but it is very drinkable.
jgb9348 (4661) - 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 (613) - 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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