bigskymind (4) - Solvang, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wanted a little more from this beer than it delivered in the end, but all in all a solid effort by Alaskan. Head was a bit weak, as was the lacing and head retention. Grapefruit and passionfruit nose, nice weight on the palate and a nice balance of citrusy hop notes, substantial malt profile and lingering orange peel bitterness. Tasted from a bomber in a tulip glass.
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Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standard overly malty imperial IPA. Too sweet and malty tasting. Hops dont shine through very well. Light citrus and pine notes dont balance out the bready/caramel malty sweetness. Below average for the style.
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of reynolds314, not to much on nose, more malts on nose than a typical ipa. Mostly light piney hops. But but they are on the west coast. Actually tastes a lot like green flash imperial ipa.
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a hazy bright orange color with a light carbonation. Aroma is heavy aged hops, tree leaves and grass clippings. Sweet fruit nose. Flavor is sweet malts with a sappy hop flavor. This is very heavy on the hops with some sweet fruit. Tingles on the finish. Wow nice.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. The beer is a slightly hazy copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, malt and citrus. Medium body with flavors of hops, pine, caramel malt and a touch of fruit. The finish is hoppy up front with a sweet malty flavor left behind. Above average overall.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, dark orange color with thin foam, aroma is buttery caramels, flavor is brown sugar, toffee, minimal hops
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours murky orange with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a funky slightly sour caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. There is very little sweetness, as in many DIPAs. A bit too caustic for me.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I would say skip it. It’s just not impressive at all. Mango pineapple nose. After that pretty boring for a double. Kinda falls flat. Color is good. Head is not there. You know how a double is supposed too smack you in the face or punch you in the stomach. This is like a second or third run of Mongo IPA.
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured into my Stone IPA glass- aroma is pleasing of pungent yeast and aromatic hops. Cloudy and murky dank dark orange; Taste is off balance, not quite sour but in that direction; really tangy in a not good way. The finish left me puckering for water. Not terrible but very disappointing for me personally.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Top Foods in Woodinville, WA. Pours a beautiful amber color with an off-white head. Aroma: Grapefruit peel and pine. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with a hint of orange.