Emeister84 (1364) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of citrus fruit, orange candy, some caramel. Clear red-orange, mostly lasting white head. Some initial sweetness, orange rind, good balance. Medium bodied.
JStax (3397) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a hazed copper with a beige head of foam. The aroma has notes of pine and earth. The taste is mellow fruit and wood. Mild bitterness. More subdued than I would expect. Sticky mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
sir__v (838) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Bottle shared at home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy domination, grassy and herbal notes. Taste: high bitterness and hops domination. Aroma hops with notes of grass and high viscosity. Aftertaste: high bitterness and small alcohol taste.
On tap @ Zeitgeist, San Francisco - CA. Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy domination with resin notes and grassy finish. Taste: nice high bitterness, resin and grassy with hoppy blast. Aftertaste: high bitterness. Resin finish. Better and fresher on tap!
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle -
It really wouldn’t surprise me to find out that this is a reproduction of their 20th Anniversary IIPA because it had many similarities. A balanced approach to the aroma and palate was well served. Aroma of orange juice with pine needles. Flavor of grapefruits with white sugar...bitter but sweet enough not to be harsh.
Bediddleby (13) - - OCT 28, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Any other flavors are overpowered by booziness. Harsh.
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eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color. Forming a big and creamy white head. Great retention and lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass.
S: Strong notes of caramel malts and tropical fruits. Grapefruit, pineapple, mangoes. Pine and citrus hops profile. A must.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. String malt backbone. Strong notes of tropical fruits in the mouth too: Grapefruit, pineapple, mangoes. Notes of vanilla and sweet cake. Great bitterness. Amazing balance.
M: Creamy and smooth heavy body. Medium carbonation that fits to the style. Great sweet malty and fruity AND hoppy aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Magnificent IIPA.
ZodiacM (204) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een heerlijke Amerikaanse Imperial IPA. Mooi goudkleurig bier met een bescheiden schuimkraag. Geur van hop, mout, bloemen, citrus. Smaak is uitermate hoppig, bloemig (rozeblaadjes), citrus, bitter. Heel lekker!
SNL (348) - - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden pour, very frothy tan head.
Lightly roasted malty nose, notes of citrus. Taste is malty at first, with a sweet hoppy finish. Some hints of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation.
olanenok (10) - - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Хоп хоп хоп, но бывает и лучше, в принцип& нормаль& крафтов& горько, крепко, по-амери
weordie (211) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of toffee. Pours a dark orange with a thin white head. Initial sweet toffee taste with a very bitter finish.