beer-yum (875) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Enticing tropical citrus aroma in a copper pour. Nice hop forward taste is not quite able to balance the sweetness of the malts of the body. Not close to the Clown Shoes Space Cake brew enjoyed at the same time - and bettered by the local (NZ) Liberty Citra and Tuatara Double Trouble (from memory).
GenkiGonzo (644) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from ABC Stores in Waikiki. Dirty copper with minimal head. Bright orange hop aroma with resin behind it. Flavour is well-balanced with a super fresh orange hit that lingers, almost like a chocolate orange liqueur, but not cloying.
GenDV138 (3516) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle shared by a friend. Mostly clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, slight booze, light pine and floral. Tastes of citrus, caramel, malt, booze, floral. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Malty mouthfeel. Alcohol is not too well masked.
SDalkoholic (2235) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Created a thick development of foam head that was similar to shaving cream foam. Liquid appeared a hazy golden wild honey colored hue. Aroma is bold with a fragrant blend of fruity hops that suggest sweet peach, apricot, pear scents then finishes with notes of earthy pine and citrus hops with a heavy malt bread backing. Can’t remember the last time I smelt a beer this good since Stone Arrogant Bastard or an Ale Smith recipe--which is a compliment all around. The drink is well-balanced but I predict that it has had a few months shelf life and has the syrupy base of bready malts has softened the bitter hop bite that I assume this Impy IPA intended to have. Moderately sweet with a very sticky residue around the lips. Must have tasted amazing when fresh. Will have to re-visit the Damned Belching Beaver.
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Surfside Tap Room in Oceanside. Bad, cloudy yeasty mess. Rubber band with some hops. Phenolic bitter and just kinda yuk. May be lines badly cleaned...will try at brewery for better example.
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good IPA, your typical cascade like grassy aroma, nicely carbonated, hop flavor good. Not great but not meh.
MadRobin (2411) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Belching Beaver taproom in Vista, CA.
Hazy, dull copper with a dusty yellow head and good lacing.
Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, pine and caramel.
Taste of beautifully blended hop flavors including tropical fruit, citrus and pine, on a caramel base.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours with a crystal clear copper body that supports a dirty white head that leaves behind a bit of sheet lacing. The aroma offers up sweet candied tangerine, sweetened pineapple and then a sliver or two of pine hops. The taste begins with sweet malts and some sweetened grapefruit and tangerine like citrus hops and then it quickly flows into more and more bitter citrus hop bitterness lined with a sliver of resiny pine like hop notes. It gets a bit sweeter into the finish but maintains a nice hoppy edge all the way through.
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma was of pine with some grapefruit and toast. The taste was of bitter hops with pine, resin, grapefruit and a caramel malt base. Not my favorite DIPA, but decent.
arnold931 (881) - Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours muddy hazy brown with big off white head. Thick lacing. Lots of malt sweetness in the nose. Taste has some sweetness with lots of pine bitterness.