IslandHaole (1216) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - FEB 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear deep gold to orange with a head like churned butter. Tropical fruit, tangerines and a solid hop presence. Good feel, slick, nice body, loads of hops but well balanced with shovel loads of malt, chewy. Man there’s tons of depth in this, even more pronounced as the chill fades, just lovely at cellar temp. Obviously the hops take the lead role in a IIPA but don’t overlook the malt, there’s a solid foundation of grain to build that hop tower upon and build they do! I’m a hophead so my opinion might be a tad biased but DAYUM, this is really good!
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden with small head. medium body, lightly sweet with big piney hops. fairly strong bitterness. a well made imperial ipa, but not particularly unique. booze well hidden for the abv.
beer-yum (1245) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Restrained pine citrus aroma in an amber pour. Initial taste is ’wow’ -how do they manage to be so laid back. Only later does the hints of strength make an appearance - and knock your socks off! An excellent brew - but one surpassed by the local (NZ) version = Liberty’s (remember that America) Citra.
jandd1983 (3710) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 109 Brews. It poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma was of toffee, pine, malts and hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, florals, toasted malts, pine and a spicy hops. Quite tasty.
blueshockey24 (388) - Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours Orangish Amber. Aroma of sweet citrus. Taste is sweet and malty with a citrus pine alcohol heat finish. It’s pretty good but i like Sculpin better.
Svesse (7701) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Monk’s American Bar, Stockholm, 1 Feb 2016) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, hoppy nose with citrus, orange marmalade, caramel and resin. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of caramel, resin, citrus, marmalade, apricots and a generous resiny/citric bitterness in the finish. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Quite powerful with an impressive hop presence and a touch of alcohol. Very nice.
flatmatt (1415) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear, slightly orange amber with an off-white head. Fairly juicy piney citrus aroma. Flavor is piney, grassy, floral hops finishing with a bit of toasty malt. Solid.
Hop_Hedonist (443) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid DIPA although not my favourite - great balance between sweet caramel malt and flowery hops although I was left wanting more hops - full-bodied - not aggressively bitter (as I prefer) - smooth drinker - alcohol invisible.
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bitter Imperial IPA. Lots of tropical fruits, earthy, caramel malts aroma. medium carb, full bodied, very bitter and malty sweet. Nice but what I can get here is average 4month+ old so I should try the fresh one again when I visit California.
rondphoto (3757) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear and dark amber color, long-lasting 1" ivory head, Aroma of pine hops and malt. Taste is huge malt that is beaten down by strong pine hops that grow through the palate, heading from there to a finish that shows a little of tyhe malt for an encore. A huge brew, too much for most food or snacks.