Bartzilla (504) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Lady. An absolute hop monster. Not quite as profound as the Maharaja, but very floral, sticky and pungent. I liked this quite a bit.
DSG (3994) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy orange. Aroma of resinous and piney hops, a bit stale, and some malt. Flavor has sweet maltiness and quite a bit of hops - resinous, piney, a bit "green" and a bit stale, with pretty strong bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. Seems past its prime.
Nero55 (125) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours amber with a small white head and nice lacing. Strong aroma of pine and resin hops. Medium body with strong pine and resin hop bitterness but is balanced by a nice malt backbone.
kevinator (360) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As usual, a good IPA from Avery. The aroma was interesting in that I detected a sweetness reminding me of apples. The hops aroma was slightly subdued and in the background. The color was like apple juice and relatively transparent until I was near the end of the bottle. Small head, which was deceiving because the carbonation was still good. Nice well-rounded flavors with hops bitterness being right up front and nearly going over the edge. The fruitiness was not in the flavors even if some of the malt sweetness was. This was close to a palate wrecker and better saved for the end of the night.
Tybalt (191) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly sweet oaky hop aroma. Pretty cloudy with a thin white head. Starts with alcohol, with a slight bit of citrus...finishes dry and piney.....alcohol lingering.
OKplus (560) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours an amber bronze with a huge 3 finger rocky head. Some sticky lacing left behind.
S - Herbal perfume hops, loads of fresh earthy pine and sharp grapefruit citrus. Candied caramel malt.
T - Sweet caramel malt floods the taste buds and is infused with honey and herbal floral hops that are full of flavor but seems to be tame on the bitterness. The finish is green pine needles that turns to a sharp grapefruit rind citrus at the very end.
M - Full bodied. Glassy smooth.
The malt profile is delicious! The hops provide lots of flavor but are low on bitterness much less than the average Imperial IPA.
Serving type: bottle
AndyReynolds (720) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IIPA, piney, grassey, and thick. Goes down like NyQuil. Solid malt backbone with nice bitter bite.
beerbastard (511) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, cloudy pale orange pour with little head. Fruity malt nose. Very malt foward, some honey and mild tropical flavors. The bitterness helps to balance the finish along with some burn.
Fritz123 (286) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in an American pint glass. Pours a dark golden color with little haze. Thick white, foamy head. Sporadic lace throughout the glass. Aoma strong of pine, citrus and floral notes. Taste is very floral at first transforming into a very botter finish. Also the pine and slight earth taste is there. Mouth feel is moderate with carbonation. It does a very bitter taste for quite sometime. I drank a large ice water when done.
williamstome (573) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden brown pour, nice lacing. Floral grassy sweet hop aroma. Sweet hoppy nectar flavor. Bitter. Medium dry finish.
stumpyiliz (174) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid. I like it better than the Maharaja. Nose is big and resinous. Taste is huge on the citrus, but has a great malt bill to back up the flavor. Get it fresh or its not worth it.