bookman10 (588) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orangeish-copper with smallish head. Aroma is primarily one of malt. Flavor has some nice hoppy bitterness, but overshadowed a bit by the malt--other brewers have done a better job of balancing the two and Atwater should go back to the drawing board.
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp clear golden and light amber coloured body with a thinnish, soapy two centimetre tall head. Aroma of alcohol, resin, grapefruit, grass and some floral hop notes, all with a bit of sugar and some moderate yeast. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep grassy, herbal and resinous hop characteristics with a nice malt backbone, some subtle peach and pomelo sweetness, but quite a lot of bitterness noticeable from the hops. Aftertaste shows some good alcohol notes, a pleasant level of complexity and solid bitterness on the end without being too cloying. Overall, a surprisingly nice Imperial IPA that I wasnít expecting much from the ratings here. My bottle shows a good deep bitterness without being pungent or showing too much alcohol. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 22-February-2014.
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy orange. Beige head. Light lacing. Nose of citrus hops. Boozy body and mouthfeel. "Flavor is strong with lots of hops and a bitter finish .
Scouser (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy gold yellow with a little white head and no lacing. Aroma straight honey . Taste of hops and honey. Sweet on the nose and palate. Not a great day but not a bad day kinda like that
SSSteve (3666) - - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. murky gold. pineapple, pine sweet syrup aroma. piney, grapefruit flavor. somewhat under attenuated and sweet. full and thick body. the taste is pretty good but its quite ugly visually.
keepersj12 (2563) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a pretty beer. Pours a pale amber with barely any head. The aroma is a little malt. The flavor has the hop bitterness with a bit if malt sweetness to balance. The finish is dry but watery.
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DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at HopCat in East Lansing. Totally clear golden orange color. Little white head. Short ropes of lace. Nice bigger citrusy aroma, grapefruit, some tropical fruit. Moderate to stronger assertive bitter taste, light zesty sweet. Pretty solid, enjoyable DIPA.
Nuffield (3639) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My impressions of Atwater havenít been very good (and looking at the overall averages of their beers, it seems others have felt the same). Hereís a good example. This DIPA looks the part, being hazy and golden, with an irregular lacing. The aroma suggests maltiness with a bit of cheese and rotten grapefruit. Definitely not good. I disagree with the other raters who find this to be flavorless. Thereís flavor, but it isnít great, with a mid-finish astringency that builds through the finish. Murky, grassy. No thank you. Bottle.
michcam8 (267) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber with a good amount of lacing. Aroma of malt. Taste is a bit watery with bitter hop flavor and toasted malt. Not a very good DIIPA. For the price, much better options.
Mittenator (1096) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Gold with a light head. Very floral aroma with spicy hops at the end. Pretty bland. Smells way better than it tastes.
nellycale (171) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy rusty copper. Mild aroma for a IIPA, some citrus and some grapefruit. Malt heavy beer with a bit of spicy, grassy hops. Not very memorable
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