Evolutionary (338) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from giant eagle. 2013 17th edition. As soon as I opened it, the hop stank shone thru. Great hop nose and citrus barely in there. Pours a perfect dark full amber. Looks like hopslam. In fact it tastes like hopslam a bit too. Just a bit less sweet and a bit less balanced. Great specimen tho.
---Rated via my mouth
Nocturne (1037) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho, Tokyo. Slight hazy amber. Thin covering of head. Huge floral hop and caramel aroma. Insanely concentrated taste, same kind of floral hoppiness, very bitter but drinkable too. Immense but they’ve made it work.
Chadski4 (154) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent size head with nice lacing. Brown sugar aroma. This sweetness continues into the very complex flavors with nice hoppy bitterness in the finish.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (56) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 21, Jan 2015. Amber in color, slight off white foam head that lasted the whole time. Nothing much in the way of lacing though. Aroma was of hops, grass, and lots of pine. Taste is very heavy on the malts, pine, and quite big of hops. Pretty full bodied in nature with some bitterness bite on the finish. Really great, malt forward, semi-sweet DIPA that did not disappoint!
haddon90 (1557) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Craft and Growler in Dallas. Pours a clear, dark copper color with a very thin white head. Solid hoppy aroma with a citrus bite. Very smooth taste. Grapefruit and hoppy notes. Slight dry finish. Very impressive and I would line this up over Pliny any day.
TimE (3786) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber golden color. Sweet malty nose with stone fruit and peaches. Uber full body, slightly sweet, but overall very malty iipa. Big hops. Nice but a bit too malty for me, but for malty iipa this is great.
rollerton (125) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Very nice taste and aroma. Maybe I waited a little too long before drinking it. Good beer anyway!
seymour (1588) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bomber bottle into snifter glass. It poured a mostly clear orange amber colour with sudsy white foam, long-lasting with lace. Severely bitter which persists long into the aftertaste. Strong grapefruit and black currant flavours, not much else. Perhaps there’s a maltbill underneath there, but how would you know? Medium body and carbonation. Way too much alcoholic heat. A great big "kick you in the nuts" kinda IPA available everywhere, but I just don’t know how it gets such consistently high ratings.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Amber with frothy tan head on tap. Aroma of berries, citrus, and slight oak. Flavor of sweet citrus and malt. Good beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BigDaddyBlues (46) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a big hoppy beer like I am used to for the style but when I stepped away from what I expected it to be and just focused on the beer itself I found myself enjoying it more. Great beautiful amber color. Grapefruit and pine on the nose. Nice smooth finish.
nothingbutIPAs (31) - Hillsborough, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had 22oz bottle. Not as hoppy as some other imperial IPAs I’ve had, but this one is incredibly smooth for the ABV. Really solid beer all around, definitely worth a try IMO.