fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Brouwer’s Café, Seattle
Amber color, small creamy head. Wonderful aroma of caramel and toffee, sweet, with moderate fruity presence, light cheesy yeast. Also the flavor is impressive, very strong caramel and malt and toffee, with a good body structure, and avoiding the chewy and heavy character of crystal malt; powerful hopping of course, carrying loads of soft resins and fruity character; needless to say, the final is infinite, still balanced.
One of the best, most powerful, fresh Imperial IPAs in a long time.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, orange, bread, and grass. Flavor of grass, pine, caramel, and citrus with a bittersweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours hazy copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is resin, floral, pine, and citrus hops, biscuit and meal malt, and fruity esters (apple, pear). Flavor is moderate hops, heavy bitterness, malt backbone and a dry finish. Full-medium body, moderate carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7770) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a medium sized white head. Aromas are of tangerine, dank, and resiny hops. Sticky alcohol, tamarind, medium caramel, citrus pith and grapefruit. Flavors are big and sticky with too much caramel for my taste in hoppy beers. Tangerine, alcohol, big and boozy. Low bubbles, big and sticky!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Danky grassy and piney hops, some toast and pale malt shows througj as well. Golden pour good clarity thin head thin lace. Flavor is big dank floral grassy and pine hops. Some grapefruit shows up some pale malt notes ligjt toast. Dry resiny finish alcohol well hidden. Good shit.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Clear golden with almost no head. Citrus hops cereal grain and caramel aroma and taste with a sweet fruity finish.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Brouwers 25July2012. Hazy amber color with ivory sheen. Nice floral, tropical fruit, caramel aromas. medium body with average co2. Sweet caramel, pale malt flavors with bitter grapefruit, alcohol to balance--too heavy and boozy really---decent
mcberko (5212) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Café, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of resinous hops and sweet caramel malts, seems on the sugary side. Flavour is highly resinous hop-heavy, loads of sweet caramel malt that become a bit too overpowering, leaving a medium astringency, with a cloying sweetness. Surprisingly inferior to the regular Apex.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Apex, Portland.
Pours clear amber color with medium head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, toffee, hops and hay. Flavour of hoppy fruits, mild caramel and hay. Very nice.
boFNjackson (4003) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Apex Bar... Poured a copper like orange with an eggy, white head. Nice lacing. Aroma was faint with a dab of hops. Nice palate, mild carbonation and mouthfeel. Earthy, woody, grassy hops. Pine-like and resinous. Some malts provided a honey-like sweetness for balance but also nice fruit esters towards the finish. As it warmed the alcohol became more evident.