blklab2007 (1963) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Going to try to rate this as instructed on can. Aroma has citrus, bright dry hops, and some tropics but it is a bitch to get a nose full through this little opening and swirling the can is going to result in me spilling it somehow. Mouth feel is medium and there is good carbonation. Flavor is a big old hoppy blast, citrus, grapefruit, medium bitterness, and a kick of pines.
I canít do this anymore.... Getting a glass.
Pour is surprisingly hazy, amber in color, and has a bit of sediment. Nose is so much more punchy in a proper glass really opening up the tropical fruit and grapefruit. Flavor is actually less intense somehow in the glass with the bitterness and resins less concentrated. I left a good bit in the can and going back to compare it there is really a noticeable difference even sipped back to back. Bottom line this is a fantastic beer regardless of what vessel it comes in!
madvike (2729) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from hbmason...thanks Tim! Pour hazy amber with massive chunky floaties in mass quantities. Wow. Iím all for some floaties, but this is ridiculous. All sorts of hops in this one--big tropical fruity hops, a touch of garlic, pine, and some hot, spicy hops. Just a massive nose, and a lot of sweet malt in the background. Taste is equally as big, but the heat comes through more, along with the grassy, spicy hops. Not as much tropical fruit hoppiness, though thereís more citrus rind that comes through. A bit of heat in the long finish, but mostly just big juicy, bitter hops. The malt thickens it up and itís too sweet for my liking on the finish, but I suppose this beer isnít supposed to be an exercise in restraint. Itís still tasty, even if the sweetness means I couldnít drink more than one at a time. Which, being a DIPA, I suppose I wouldnít want to. Big, thick and slick in the mouth, this one really fills up the glass.
myersk27 (26) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing. Smell is all hops. Tropical fruits, citrus, and grass. Taste is grapefruit pineapple mango and citrus. Touch of malt balances the intense hop and resin flavors. Finish is perfectly bitter and dry. Every bit as good as the hype. Awesome brew. My only problem is that I don't have any more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz. Can: Aroma of holy hops! Scents of hops, pine, resin, hop oil, grass, grapefruit, citrus, and a hint of caramel malt. Poured amber in color with a tiny, off-white head that disappeared quickly. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny, small, and massive-sized particles throughout. Flavor is heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, grass, hop oil, citrus, and caramel malt. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Heavily bitter, hop, pine, resin, citrus, grass finish is dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
boxofrane (2111) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Pours copper with a small head, decent lacing, and some unfiltered resin. Aroma is full of weed and floral hops. Taste is bitter and full of herbs. Amazing brew.
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Can. Every bit as good as people have been saying it is. Rich Tropical hop aroma, Hops smack my palate, I get Mango, pineapple and some citrus. The Alcohol isnít noticeable and this goes down very easily. Very clean and fresh. Best IPA of the year so far and reminds me of the Kernel beers from London.
eachnotesecure (66) - Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yes, itís that good. Smells like a citrus jungle, looks like a golden haze and tastes like a hoppy, creamy dreamsicle.
umich03jm (1955) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Per the instructions on the can, I did not pour into a glass. I will do that next time though to see the difference. A strong aroma still comes through pretty well out of the can and I love it. Hop resin aroma is big along with some malt and maybe spruce? Taste reminds me Bellís Hop Slam. Incredibly smooth, oily texture, nice malt backbone and amazing finish leaving the resin and spruce on the tongue for a long long time. Drank this so fast because it was just delicious. Probably the best Imperial IPA I have had. Re-rate 5/5/13 - Just traded for a bunch of this fresh and itís amazing. And for some reason itís so much better from the can than pouring into a glass. Aroma and taste is packed with pine and spruce mostly but some floral notes and malt make it through. Super fresh hop flavor and so smooth while being so bitter at the same time. This stuff is seriously awesome.
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour thin white head .... aroma is of grapefruits, oranges, peaches and pineapples wow very fruity aroma .... taste is of dank earthy hops, very very citrusy: peaches, grapefruits, oranges, pineapple a very fruity ipa, rindy and not overly sugary .... bitter rindy hops throughout ... reminds me of three floyds dreadnaught ... abv hidden throughout .... mouthfeel is smooth, balanced, little oily and lives up to the hype
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the cannery in Waterbury, VT. Pours a cloudy, bright orange colored body with a golden hue. Inch thick, very dense, creamy and frothy, pure white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a veil of lacing. Gorgeous beer. Aroma is awesome. Tons of fresh, juicy citruses with plenty of grapefruits, tangerines, and oranges. Lots of tropical fruits with some pineapple showing up with pines and florals galore. Very nice caramel backing offering a nice sweetness that accentuates the freshness and resins from the hops. Flavor is...wow. So many fresh pineapples, grapefruits, tangerines, oranges, and tropical fruits. Very juicy in the middle with pines and florals accompanied by a soft malt backing with a light caramel and pale malt sweetness. Resins come on nicely towards the end as this finishes juicy, moderately bitter, and filled with fruits as this dries nicely and remains soft and balanced. Lengthy aftertaste following an ultra soft, medium-light body and a very gentle, moderate carbonation. Overall, this is definitely worth the hype. Soooo many fresh fruits and plenty of bright pine resins and florals with such a soft and easy drinking palate. Wow, I came a long way for this one and it was worth every mile. Absolutely outstanding.