FoolishMortal (987) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Hazy yellow orange with a small creamy white head. Heavy pine resin with grapefruit aroma. Vegetal hop character up front, followed by a crushing resinous flavor. Hot grapefuity finish with residual bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, fairly hot.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at the Stick. Pours slightly cloudy light orange with no head. Aroma is heavy with pine and citrus. The taste is incredible. Full on hop assault with grapefruit and light sweetness. This taste remains with you throughout, but mellows due the oak chips (I presume). Very smooth, almost a syrupy mouthfeel. The best Imperial IPA Iíve ever had
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Liarís club with legion242. Nice to meet you John. Hazy orange with a decent head. Classic IPA pineyness and citrus. The flavor was nice and sweet. Nice Grapefuity hoppiness on the finsih. Pretty tasty.
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Liarís Club: Beer pours golden amber shot with orange and a moderate off white head. Aroma is of strong hoppy goodness, reminiscent of a pine forest after it rains. The flavor is industrial strength hop juice. Very juicy, fresh fruit, grapefruit, and orange juice. A shocking hop experience even for a dedicated hopophile like myself. Wonderful juicy mouthfeel. Lovely hop juice. Give me more please!!!!!
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Sampled at Falling rock during GABF (Me so Hoppy). Foamy medium head, great carbonation in this copper colored brew. As you would expect, a great hoppy aroma. Fresh leaves, spicy and grapefruit. Light sweetness. Big hoppy taste! A bit soapy at the beginning and the end but in-between there is spruce and pine as well as some orangish hops. Malt is adequate to hold it up but not quite enough to really balance everything out. Bitter finish. Body was medium, a bit soapy. A little disappointed with this one but still very good.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Liarís Club on 7/30/05: Very clear pale copper bronze with a thin, lightly-lacing white head. Aroma is very fresh, hoppy and grassy with lots of sweet caramel maltiness. Body starts with a nice sticky sweetness turning more herbal and grassy toward the bittersweet finish. A different and unique beer that uses a different kind of hop than I am used to in imperial IPAs.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, thick, caramel malts supporting earthy, resinous, pine, orange, perfumey, floral hops in the nose. Hazy, golden-copper coloured body with pillowy, fine-bubbled, white head that recedes to lasting cover with some lace. Green, woody, fresh, orange hops over thick caramel malts. Very dry and fully attenuated body. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
jazz88 (2527) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Toronado. A slightly hazed golden amber color with a white head. Very smooth while still packing a huge bitter hop punch. Pine and citrus (grapefruit) with some sweet malts.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the title of most dangerous beer suits exponential just right. the alcohol taste is hidden in the hops and orange, pine and honey tastes that permiate the entire pint. Delicious beer with a smooth delicious taste and look.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clearish straw yellow, huge fluffy sticky, rocky head leaves an impression on the glass and is truly spectacular. Fluffy nose, yeasty and minty, highly aromatic and spicy hops. Baby powder feel through the most original ingredient blending, sweet, resinous and cedary, which is an element I truly dig in IPAs. Very perfumey. The taste is not quite as impressive. Weíre facing chewy hops that are well-flavored and still cedary/flowery, but more dominant, sappy and like an hopstick rather than a poem. Medium-full bodied, soft to moderate expanding carbonation. Possibly my favorite I2PA. Props to cquiroga once again!