thb (617) - Alberta, - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maybe the hop aroma dissipated quickly - the hops in this one really didnít stick out at all apart from a bitter finish. Aroma was really malt driven, almost like an English strong. And by that yardstick it performs well, but compared to the other 2xipas in the series it...isnít. Caramel, candy aromas, gentle pine backing. Mild diacetyl. Oh, and itís orange with nice white head.
Ferris (565) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Lots of tropical fruits. Nice long lasting head and a clear orange hue. Taste is just like the nose, lots of tropical fruits with a bitterness that lingers throughout. Of all the IIPAís offered in the Dragon series, this one stands up the best as far as flavor.
Reimer96 (620) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a orangish amber with a bit of an off white head that dissipates quickly but leaves some lace. Smell is earthy and malty. Taste is some malt but more earthy and piney notes with a decent bitterness on the end. Average to below average for the series.
TheRatKing (53) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip. Pours a nice gold with about a fingerís worth of yellow-white head. Aroma of resiny hops as expected, with something sweet just beneath... something kinda of like cream cheese icing? I know that sounds weird, but that is what my brain is suggesting. It is a smell I enjoy. Flavour is unexpected; resin right off the starting line, sweet malt backing it. Grapefruit rind mingling with biscuit... strange but not at all unpleasant. Finish is somewhat bready. I canít say I am that into Alley Katís Dragon series, but given that they are displaying just what different kinds of hops do to a beer, I can appreciate it.
TipsyMcStager (1114) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a mild cloudy yellow with mid range head. Not a great aroma, more malty than hoppy. Flavour is fairly listless. Alcohol finish and not much hops for a double.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single bottle purchased from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, AB on 05/26/2012. Colour: Dark gold with medium white creamy head. Nose: Hints of bubble gum and cotton candy, peppercorn, plain hand lotion. Interesting for sure. Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. The higher alcohol is noticeable with this one and it adds a tangy bang in the mouth. Sweet candy intermingles with angry astringent hops - producing a sour portion. Incredibly long finish full of dry-hopped tingle. Quite unique and enjoyable.
dfearnley (350) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex malty caramel with overpowering strong alcohol aroma. Amber colour with no head. Very bitter flavour but not exciting. I've had a cask of this which was much better; this not so great.
gramity (1090) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasnít as big a fan of this Dragon Series as the other. Floral and spicey with the piney hops asserting themselves. I donít pick up as much of the malt base in this offering as others.
piscator34 (1801) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Beer Revolution. Orange on colour with medium carbonation. Malt and honey sweet aromas with a faint orange backdrop. Pale and caramel malt flavour, with dried (stale?) leafy hop and white grapefruit zest notes. Firm (verging on harsh) bitter finish. Not balanced in a way that I like. Average.
jmdr (8) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy, very bitter, very tasty. I really enjoyed this one, but found that after two big bottles in one night I'd wake up with a bitter aftertaste in he morning (literally speaking only)