rader58 (808) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours opaque copper color. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, mango, touch of spruce. Flavor is mango, pineapple, peach, caramel, spruce. I really enjoy this. The mix if tropical fruits balanced with a slight bitterness throughout.
maekchu (2462) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramel, very toasty, dank hop nose. Bright, glowing amber/orange color, thin head. Thick caramel backbone, deep and rich resinous hopping, a touch of hop burn in late mid palate, and alcohol is fairly apparent. Medium-heavy body. A big one, for sure. Getting pretty high in alcohol for a DIPA. Very tasty stuff.
HopTsing (447) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap came a lovely golden brew with a white head. Full bodied . Very hoppy with flavors of sour,hops, and malt. Very citrusy.
tia (1044) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ the Answer. Clear orangey golf with nice white head. Has a hint off lipstick plus singer pith and some pine with maybe a hint of caramel, peach, and flowers. Mostly hoppy, dry and bitter. But not a total palate wrecker.
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with white head. Smell is pine, resin and citrus. Taste is pine, resin, mango and citrus. Medium body, heavy carb.
biirusaikou (852) - - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gently growing aroma of mango, passion fruit, apple, lime. Huge hop fireworks on the palate with a great crisp, tropical fruit, apricot and green citrus followed by honey malt, dry hoppy finish. Outstanding rich iipa, a whole rainbow of hoppiness through the throat, can barely feel any alcohol.
rentonj7 (69) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper with plenty of suspended bubbles and huge soapy head. Pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit dominate aroma, notes of biscuit come through. Very long bittering finish. Starts briefly with grapefruit but malts become much more prominent in mouth - then as sweetness fades with the onset of the bittering finish the warming sensation of the abv becomes more pronounced (shades of barleywine). Very complex for the style.
Foxbush (1369) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle The D/IPA poured clear light amber with a small head some lacing. The aroma of aromatic hops greets you. The alcohol is detected but not abusive. The medium body ale had soft carbonation, You do taste a peach brandy possibly from the high ABV. Gentle bitterness cleans up the swallow, resulting in a smooth finish that caps off the incredibly delicious sip.
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas are citrusy, resinous, piney, some caramel malt. Clear red, mostly lasting off-white head. Predominantly bitter, but nicely balanced, strong without being assertive. Medium bodied.
ikigai (52) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/22/15 from bomber. Nice big head and excellent piney aroma with hint of orange. Taste is a little out of balance on the bitter side compared to Pliny the Elder. Strong alcohol bite and bitter aftertaste. A bit too much grapefruit flavor. Very good but not great.
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TimGustavo (5) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite IIPA, but still good. Has an alcoholy, floral smell. Is amber with a coppery head. Taste is bitter, with a sweet alcoholy after taste. Overall a good, but not great Imperial IPA.