queenholly (3067) - 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. Iíve had so much better, and simply donít 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 couldnít 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.
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tcane7 (1669) - 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. Canít believe I havenít 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 doesnít 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.
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. BIG thanks to Gabe at Grape & Gourmet for sharing! I can smell the American hops from a few feet away. Wow. Iím scared. Orange, amber. This is hop juice, all the way. Beautifully bounded citrus, grapefruit, flowers. Exceptionally wound into a well-assembled beer. Me want more. (#4855, 12/9/2012)
ineedbeer (969) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Drinking from the can as I am told.
Aroma is a pleasant blend of hops - lots of citrus, peach and tropical fruit with pine resin backing it all up. No real malt aroma to speak of.
Appearance is that of a silver can. Having had this from a glass I can say that it is a yellow gold with a nice white head. It is a very cloudy beer.
Flavor is a touch sweet with light cracker and biscuit character. The light malt character is the perfect platform to showcase the hop flavors. Hop flavors are sweet orange and grapefruit, tropical fruit and peach. There is a light resin note in the finish. The bitterness is solid, but clean and not astringent at all. Does not strike me as being near 120 IBUs.
The mouthfeel is smooth but crisp. The beer is fairly dry and not sticky sweet at all. Balanced but assertive bitterness. The alcohol is sufficiently hidden and the beer provides only a moderate warming character.
Overall this is a very enjoyable DIPA; one of my all time favorites.
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mike12da (73) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hot damn. Beautiful nose, reminds message why I love beer. Tons of floaties so I understand why you should drink from the can. Not that bitter but full hop flavor. Excellent.