JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 edition. Reviewed from memory, drank last winter. Poured semi clear red brown with 1 finger head. Nose is sweet malty fruit, caramel, lemon, pine. Taste is more malt, piney, caramel, fruit. Bitter and sweet finish. Heavy on the malt, heavy on the sweetness. Not as hoppy as expected. This is what all the fuss is about?
rouhlas (107) - GREECE - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml (12 fl oz) bottle at home. Bottled at 21/01/2014. Orange hazy color with nice white head. Aroma is light hoppy, grass and floral notes with grapefruit, malty and alcoholic. Sweet malty taste that becomes bitter and finishes also bitter and alcoholic. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. I was expecting more, probably I have to find a more fresh bottle.
RussianDragon (467) - - JUN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear sparkling golden orange with a fair amount of head and sticky lacing. Aroma is overpowering and inviting: intense hops, pine and floral citrus. Flavor is massive and overwhelming: Notes of grapefruit intensity, pine, honey, and an overall lingering bitterness that makes this beer jump out of the glass into my mouth. Fresh quenching finish that lingers on the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden. One of my favorites.
From notes 2/16/14.
luizjorgem (6) - BRAZIL - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
espuma cremosa, mais amarga e mais escura que a two hearted ale, excelente cerveja
DevianceInDark (2) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly smooth for the style and ABV. This one should be consumed carefully so as to not end up face down on the floor. Citrus and honey, decent head. Smooth mouth feel. Try it if you can find it!
bigrond (1478) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Possibly the most balanced 10% IPA out there. Hops are big but the bite of this brew is little. Drinks remarkably easy and yet is still full flavored. Not the best IPA available but damn close
beertholomeus (788) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Hop, resin, caramel, citrus, floral, biscuit, malt and oxidation aromas. Hop, resin, caramel, citrus, pine, floral, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly oxidized. Hop and resin finish.
Tsekouratos (217) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle. orange copper color, slightly hazy, with a nice frothy white head that leaves a lacing. Aromas of sweet fruits and lemon at first, pine, grapefruit, mango, some caramel backing up, and alcohol notes when swirling the glass. Pretty complex taste, caramel sweetness, hoppy hints, something like lemon, orange, maybe grapefruit, no alcohol to be found, some spicy and floral notes, so good!!!! Long aftertaste, medium sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.
LorenSommelier (19) - Oaxaca, MEXICO - MAY 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicioso aroma a lúpulo que invade el lugar desde que se empieza a servir. La cabeza no es muy densa ni duradera, pero forma encaje en el vaso. Aroma super floral y citrico. En boca permanecen las características aromaticas, retrogusto largo, amargo y dulce. Cuerpo medio-alto. Excelente cerveza. Amarga, pero muy bien equilibrada para una doble ipa.
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - MAY 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – It had a deeper golden color with a slight bit of haze. The head upon serving was relatively small and faded to give a moderate level of lacing.
Smell – The hops hit you from afar and hit hard. Big citrus and pine hops greet the nose with a nice aroma. These then mellow a bit as a maltier and sweeter aroma of caramel and bread mix in with the citrus and pine. Toward the very end of the smell there is a bit of floral that manages it way in to the aroma, although it is quite light in comparison the pine and citrus.
Taste – The taste follows the nose quite well. There is a nice more bitter citrus and pine taste upfront with is mixed quite nicely with a big malty backbone of some bready and biscuit flavors. As the taste moves forward it sweetens up with some sweeter fruit and caramel flavors coming into play. Toward the end it all comes together and leaves a very satisfying somewhat bitter, somewhat sweet flavor in the mouth. Quite pleasant.
Mouthfeel – A moderate to thicker body with a slightly lighter then normal carbonation level give this brew a nice creamy feel and allow the taste to linger and permeate the tongue.
Overall – This was a nice imperial IPA. It had great aromas flavor and mouthfeel. One to look for and one to sit back and savor.