tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely a sweet beer here. Hops are the main ingredient. Iím enjoying this as a sipper. Couldnít handle more than one of these. Good for what it is.
sherm1016 (1255) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a reddish brown color with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy, tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, some pine. Medium on the palate with smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, caramel, some pine hops, with a light, bitter hop finish.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Before I go in to this- This is more drinkable than the ruination 10th anniversary but along the same lines. Red. head is moderate and fading. Nose is citrus, ripe sweet fruits, resins, cooked pineapple, sweet malt. Flavor is again sweet resinous hop oils with sticky sweet malts, caramelized pineapples, cooked peaches with some grapefruit runs thrown in. Sweet malt flavor but finishes with a balance of sweetness and bitterness. Not as bad as the hate is giving it but its another ridiculous sweet IIPA. edit: had another one last night and it just doesnít do it for me-so sweet
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Mark. Pours an amber to dark golden color with mid-range tan head. Aroma is lacking to say put it nicely, overly malty, grain, faded DIPA to say it harshly. Taste is at first a way over the hill DIPA, then fades into an overly bitter hop profile with some resin hop built up. Malt again comes back and finally you are left with a ton of heat. Not sure what the hell style this is but it is all over the place and certainly not a traditional DIPA.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Draft. Aroma has notes of caramel, dark dried fruits, Citrus Hops. Medium to dark hazy amber hue with a small off-white head that left good lace. Very sweet and very bitter. Palette is very full body and oily soft. Overall an epic IIPA
ICEatALAMO (1173) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a bright amber color. The aroma is mostly hops. The taste is rather mild compared to the aroma. A nice subtle hoppiness that finishes clean. Donít get much of the base red ale that is suppose to be there which is fine with me. This one is better than I was expecting for sure.
demitriustown (1155) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is smells awesome like another hopslam. Appearance is clear reddish/amber color with a thick off white head that lingers. Taste is fruity hoppy goodness with maybe a hint of caramel in the backing. Palate is medium carbonation in the mouth with an aftertaste of linger hop characteristics. If youíre a hop fan this is a beer for you. Cheers!
jtw (1148) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
intense copper liquid with a good amount of carbonation and beige head. spicy and peppery hops aroma with some alcohol heat, and a bit of lingering sweetness behind the hops smells. full-bodied with lots of hops complexity: spice (black and chili pepper, coriander, cardamom) and citrus, resiny and piney as well. very nice beer, and while i canít rate it to 11, it easily gets to 9. Iíll have to keep a few bottles around for a few years...
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a recent trade (with Rayl I believe). Let me start by saying this is likely the best imperial red I've ever had. Bells just keeps coming with winners. This one has an excellent malt backbone with the Galaxy and Simcoe hops taking the front seat. Stellar palate to keep the multitude of hop varieties in check. Love it!
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crajun (1101) - , Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle to glass; recíd in trade from umich03jm. Good beer; just not my style. big pine and grapefruit in aroma. very nice caramel/amber pour. Taste is pine/grapefruit with hops at end and lingering - balanced but too much hops for me (and I hate grapefruit); Thanks for the trade, Jason!!