ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is excellent. I prefer it, in many ways, to the Hopslam. Both have a decent backbone in malted sweetness, but Hopsolution outdoes itself to compliment the harshness of the pine and grapefruit hops rather than simply balance the beer like the Hopslam. Tried with Dave and Breanna at the Hopleaf in Chicago, Aug. 2012.
rajendra82 (1041) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The crystal clear body poured a shade darker than standard IPA amber, as a rather durable, two finger plus thick head formed on top. The aroma of the beer was very resinous evoking pine resin and grapefruit pith. The taste was citric and dank with flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, melon, and pine bursting out with each sip. There was also a bit of sweetness, like some hard candy. This was so light across the tongue, and so sparkly in the feel, it might as well be a session IPA. Needless to say the alcohol was well hidden. The finish was spicy and juicy. Superb IPA.
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 On tap at Jerry’s. Copper-amber with big, creamy tan head / Sweet, winey nose of candied citrus and pine / Medium to full body, sweet and malty, with long biting hop finish / Flavors of pine, grapefruit, caramel, molasses and oak / A hoppy barley wine. 2008 release different from 2007.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Found this one bottled at the Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Very deep amber color, slightly cloudy, with a thick, fluffy tan head, a very nice and complex nose of piny, rosy hops, molasses, grapefruit and sweet coffee, flavor is equally intense, with some bitterness of citrus but with a smoothness that is oddly missing from many Imperial IPAs. Strong finish. I really enjoyed this.
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber color with good lacing from a small head. Huge hops aroma. Caramel malt and toffee with some bitterness.
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy rust orange. Has a strong citrus hop, fruit pine and caramel aroma. Has a sweet taste of citrus, fruit, caramel, pine and other tropical flavors but also strong with hops. A strong lingering bitter hop aftertaste.
Daveh (14) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A mild version of Hopslam. Nice golden color and hoppy taste. Would be nice on a summer day.
commonshawn (1021) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap in goblet at Sheffields in Chicago. Light Copper with really nice white head and excellent lacing. Smells really pine and citrus. Slightly bitter, but has sweetness and nice mouthfeel . Finishes with some resin pine. Generally a really good dipa, leaning on the hoppier side. Very good.
ColovianTrader (464) - - OCT 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great blend of floral and citrus hops, caramel, lemon, light tropical fruits and biscuit. Crisp finish.
tsd08460 (774) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes
Aroma: tropical fruit, caramel, floral, citrus
Appearance: clear golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish