mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely dark golden color. Big nose - complex - citrus, herbal and funk. Full bodied malt and bitter orange peel flavors. Long, dry finish. One of my favorite IIPAs.
Benzai (10383) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from Secret Summer Santa] @ home. Clear dark orange to amber color, medium to full sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while and leaves great lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, loads of resinous and piney hops. Taste is moderate to heavy malty, heavily hopped with again mostly resinous and piney hops, a hint of wood, firm bitterness especially in the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Good but not as great as I had hoped.
commonshawn (673) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Butcher and boar with commonmac. Tulip glass. Cloudy dark orange with medium white head. Medium hop and alcohol aroma. Perfect balance of hop and alcohol and some funk. Really like the resin funky yeasty taste and body. Oily. Really nice finish. Great beer.
ajtrupp (309) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Avery does know their big beers. Nice resiny, oily hops work their way through the rich malts. Not overly sweet, though. Others said in their review it is a slow sipper, but Iím going through mine way too fast.
Ericular (802) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with large beige head that lasts and leaves great lacing. Aroma is big, sweet fruits, a little banana Runts. Taste creeps into hoppy Barleywine territory, with a massive weight to it. Tons of caramel and raisin up front, plenty of boozy malts. The hops are drowning in it all, but are able to make a statement as well. This is a drinkable sipper of a full DIPA. Palate is thick and oily. This would be a good counterpart to some flavorful grilled meat or something. Without food it takes quite a while to consume.
bookman10 (744) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 version. Pours a cloudy amber-orange, with smallish head. Strong tropical and citrus fruit aromas, with some floral accents and hops. Flavor is on the sweetish side, with tropical fruit and piney hops in the mixture. Good but not great.
bennetporter (384) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber from a bottle with good off-white head, leaving lots of lacing. Big tropical fruit hoppiness, with some pine resin too. Lots of caramel flavor too, very sweet. Almost too sweet, very heavy too, a little oily. Good beer, but was hoping for more.
SNL (431) - - AUG 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy Golden color, small White head.
Very hoppy Nose, floral notes. Taste is hoppy with a long bitter finish.
Oily texture, heavy body, soft carbonation.
Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Pub. Pours a hazy deep orange light Amber color with an off white head. Aroma is fantastic. Huge fleshy tropical fruit character that is very apparent in the flavor as well. Massive, absolutely massive hop character. Wonderful.
sjohnny (422) - - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big blast of pine with a hint of citrus. Pours a cloudy orange Amber with a thick foamy off white head. Much better balanced than the aroma led me to believe. Thickish velvety mouthfeel. Sweet malty candy. Orange, grapefruit. Bitter edgy finish with some nice boozy warming.
Mep3222 (884) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice tropical and floral citrus hop aroma with a nice Caramelized malt backing. Taste is the same. Has tremendous balance, tons of malt but not sticky or sweet. Tons of hops but doesnít overpower the malt. Some resin hoppy finish but malt balances that very well. Really a great imperial IPA. Hops take on a bit of a medicinal herbal character after a bit. Not sure why? Overwhelmed palate?---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone