jgb9348 (5612) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super rich deep copper and bronzed coloured body with a rich orange glow and a pale three centimetre tall head - this is what you want an Imperial IPA to look like! Aroma of grapefruit, oranges, curacao, pine, rich malt, alcohol and way more fruit - apricots, peaches and grapes, very pungent in hop smell and a very intoxicating aroma. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich pungent and dank hop flavours with the grapefruit and pine the strongest and a deep malt note to balance out the tons of hops - all with a subdued fruit flavour at the end. Aftertaste has a ridiculously smooth balance of malt and hops, but of course, the centre of the flavours is around the pungent hopping with grass, herbs and pine noticeable and a touch of resin coupled with the sweetness at the very end. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA - perhaps one of the best I’ve had, with a rich, but not overwhelming flavour and depth - great to sample, definitely get it if you like the style and can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom), DC on 24-February-2014 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 28-May-2014.
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
de tout les IPA de Bear republic que j’ai bu c’est celle que j’ai le plus apprécié, une bière forte mais fraiche en bouche
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange with a large slightly off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and light malt. Flavor matches aroma. Very good.
skmikeg (1719) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright medium orange with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, sweet malts, tropical fruits (mainly pineapple), caramel, grassy hops and some light dank hops. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma but also has more sweet malts and some green onion flavor. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slightly dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty DIPA that might a tad too malty for my tastes.
nearbeer (4832) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml. Clear burnt orange with a lasting eighth inch of head. Big nose of pineapple and orange zest, pine resin, and some light caramel. Taste is grapefruit zest, caramel, orange, and minty resin. Medium body has low carbonation and a nice balance.
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orangish gold with white head and nice lacing. Aroma of potent citrus and orange and lemon peel. Taste is the same with pineapple and a dry bitter finish.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
U.S. rating #1000! Bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours beautiful clear orange gold with a big fluffy slightly off white head. Lots of citrus on the aroma, mango, orange peel, grapefruit zest, pineapple, with sweetness in the backdrop from the malts. Flavor is mango grapefruit up front with a surprising punch of rich fruity caramel malts throughout. Big body, resinous, with medium prickle on the carbonation. Nearly syrupy and I was hoping for a brighter hop profile with a more subdued malt backbone. Nonetheless this is yummy.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boom...now that’s an IPA! Huge citrus aromas and flavors, sticky mouth feel, resinous.
pineypower (3050) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Big C Winter Park. Pours out a lightly cloudy orange color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is juicy citrus hops, sweet malts, light pine bitterness. Taste is of Citrus hops, light resin, fruit, some pine hops, sweet bread malt notes with a solid amount of bitterness in the finish.
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Grassroots in Jax. Pours amber orange with fluffy ivory head. Aroma is outstanding - floral notes, grapefruit and tropical fruit with a touch of caramel. Get your nose in there as soon as you crack the bottle because some of the hop character in the aroma seems to fade over time or as the beer warms. Taste is nice and hoppy as well, bitter and flavorful without being bitey. Malt is present, but in just the right quantity to mellow out the hops. Body is medium plus and carbonation is soft and foamy. Pretty drinkable for a DIPA. Overall, thought this beer was excellent; nice juicy IPA.