jbeahler (41) - USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
16 oz can courtesy of Dan the man, thanks Dan! I drank the first half from the can (as instructed) second half poured a hazy straw color with a two finger bone white head. Sticky retention. Aroma is stupid. Like a sniffing a handful of citra hops. Mixed with some earthy fresh undertones, it’s floral and spicy. Really wonderful. Taste is amazing, like hops in a can. Extremely fresh, sweet tropical fruits upfront, melon, mango, citrus, balanced flawlessly by a caramel malt backbone and finishing with a nice crisp finish. Bitterness like the rind of a grapefruit. Mouthfeel is bubbly and excellently carbonated, a medium thickness makes this extremely drinkable. I would have liked to guzzle a whole 4pk of these guys. By far one of the best double IPAs out there (east coast pliny, anyone?) Extraordinary brew, get it if you can!
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 [4678-20120817] Can. Fresh leafy hops aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a quick foamy white head. Orange bitter hops flavour has a nice underlying tangerine sweetness. Medium body. Very tasty, very drinkable. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
[5269B-20130427] Tap. Orange resiny hops aroma. Hazy, light orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and lattice lacing. Bitter orange hops flavour with a resiny base. Medium body is quite bitter. Delicious and fresh. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ brewery, Waterbury, VT)
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Pours a cloudy orange. Strong floral pine grapefruit hop aroma. Strong hop and grapefruit. Bitter hop Dry finish. Hides alcohol well, a very impressive IIPA from Alchemist.
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Can courtesy of Atom. Tropical fruit, citrus hops aroma - also something almost lactic. Cloudy orange amber with a moderate white head, chunky white sediment... ugly beer... the command to drink from the can is a cop out in my opinion. Super sweet biscuity malt, citrus and weedy hops flavor. Full body. I’ve had so much better, and simply don’t understand the hype on this one. (original rate 7-2-6-3-13=3.1)Fresh refrigerated can courtesy of 8003F. Fruity citrusy piney hops and bready caramel malt aroma. Cloudy copper with a small white head. Cirtrusy apricot, bready caramel malt, resinous piney hops, and citrus peel flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Better than my first experience, but still overhyped in my opinion.
fuertecorn (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great classic hop aroma for an imperial ipa. Notes of citrus fruit, grass, pine and some floral aroma. I only poured half (because can demanded I drink it from the can but I couldn’t help myself and had to see it) it was a bland gold color with some chill haze. Rich and creamy in the mouth it is like drinking a delicious hop emulsion.
chefinvt (19) - Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A bit over hyped, but truly an outstanding beer. Aroma, is a huge hop punch, with wonderful citrus and resinous tones. I love unfiltered beers, so hazy with a touch of gold is lovely. Beautiful carbonation, soft and velvety co2 across the palate. Dry lingering finish, extremely well balanced, quaffable almost to a fault, as you can easily get into trouble drinking a few. Kimmich created an outstanding beer here, with out the vegetal properties of an over hopped double IPA. Truly world class.
Nayho (17) - - DEC 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredibly aromatic with grapefruit and resin. Not dank, more citrusy. Very drinkable, tho strong.
Tabor91 (1) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from the can as instructed. Amazing aroma and very floral taste. One of my top 5.
woodardjp (9) - - DEC 17, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank this fantastic beer out of the can, as the instructions on the can demands. Taste is full of hops with smooth hints of grapefruit and rosemary. The finish is perfect and keeps you wanting more. They did a great job controlling the intensity of the hops with the balance of citrus flavors. A beer that lives up to all the hype in my opinion.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can from Capones. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this yet. Pours a murky glowing golden orange with hop particles abound. Thick fluffy cream colored head and thick lacing. The hop particles might be off putting until you taste this thing. Aroma is fresh pineapples. If there is anything else in the nose it certainly doesn’t matter, that delicious pineapple aroma is over powering and amazing. Taste is pineapple - a little sweet upfront, not overly bitter. No doubt one of the finest IPAs out there.