Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a shadowy gold with a brilliant white head of tightly packed bubbles (Brussels Lace and a rare [from me] five for appearance). Potent although simple aroma profile: hay, grass, cheese, and alcohol. The taste is actually incredibly balanced... I’m surprised for some reason. Nice but unremarkable palate. Would buy again. Recommended.
MadRobin (2724) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA.
Clear amber with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of pine resin, floral hops, citrus and butterscotch.
Taste of floral hops, caramel, pine, pineapple, grass, grapefruit and other fruit.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (9411) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a nice enough dbl ipa that would’ve done better not being stacked up against the Big Boys. not a hop monster, but still well hopped and bitter. medium bodied and thickish. fresh hop aroma, a little more malt heavy flavor profile."
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ale Alpharetta. Not sure this was that fresh, actually notes indicate a year old almost. Taste was old malts, but in a clean way. Caramel, faded piney hops with a linger bitter finish. Would have certainly been better with some freshness.
GTAEgeek (1844) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours light yellow, with a small, off-white head. The aroma is floral hops, resin, and butterscotch. Very bitter, but with a nice, malty sweetness. Medium body, with a thin, astringent, chalky, and grainy mouthfeel, that somehow ends up being very pleasant. This is an over-age IIPA that’s aged surprisingly well.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a clear yellow with white head. pine aroam and taste. finally tried a nevada beer #gabf
drsordr (2182) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour golden. Nose slight soapy pine, cat, hint of old spice. Taste fruity hop, pine, then bitterness. Some sweetness in the mid palate, long bitter finish.
Dogbrick (11039) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Aces & Ales in Las Vegas. Pours a clear pale amber color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy hops, pine and roast malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has grass, spicy and resiny hops with some toasted malt. The flavor has grass and mild resin with a toasted malt backbone and decent bitterness to the finish. Smooth mouth feel.
DuffMan (9023) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub, Vegas. Light amber, hazy, with a thick off-white head. Surprisingly, this is not nearly as hoppy as the Dirty Dog IPA. Given the freshness and abundance of hops in the regular IPA, I had high expectations for this imperial version. I was very disappointed. Not that this beer was bad, just woefully underhopped compared to the excellent Dirty Dog. Oh well.