VinegarStroke (339) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear, honey color, thick head and great lace. Fresh, clean, ripe, hoppy lift. No green, rubbery edge. Dry to off dry. Not sour and medium to medium high bitterness. Dense which palate and great length. Nice texture and mouthfeel for a West Coast IPA.
Darkmagus82 (1979) - - JUN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden orange color with a nice billowy white head of one finger height. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave some nice lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer huge with a grapefruit citrus smell along with some aromas of a more sweet citrus nature of some tangerine. Along with the citrus are some other tropical fruit smells of pineapple and mango as well as some other hop aromas of a pine and earthy nature. Overall, the aroma is rather hoppy big but quite inviting.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly sweet and malty flavor with the sweet being mostly of tropical fruits of tangerine and a bit of papaya but also containing caramel and honey flavors. The malty flavor begins more doughy in nature with it later transitioning to a more bready nature. Right from the start there is also a decent sum of a grapefruit hop flavor which grows slightly stronger as the taste advances to the end. With the grapefruit, other hop flavors of a pine and earthy nature come to the tongue, bringing a dank flavor to the tongue. In the end, with all the transitions in the taste that occur, one is left with a moderately citrus/dankly hopped and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a beer of 9% abv. with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. While a slightly thicker body would have likely better accentuated the nice hoppy flavors of the brew, overall the mouthfeel was good as with the moderate body made it rather easy drinking with the lower carbonation bolstering the hop and sweet flavors nicely; really allowing them to stand out a bit more.
Overall – This is a very tasty Imperial. It blends citrus-sweet/hoppy flavors with some more dank hop flavors very nicely, all while creating a very easy drinking brew.
nealblind (1029) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange gold pour. Huge resinous nose some peach some orange. Tastes like the hops are dry. Mid-body.
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Rich aroma with plenty of hops and a hint of caramel. Smells faintly like a barley wine. Murky dark orange with a nice mostly white head. Beautiful lace. Initial mouthfeel has plenty of strength and is a little unrefined. May be a little too cold yet. As it warms the caramel notes are even more pronounced. Very good although not the fruity, perfume IIPA I prefer.
Gription79 (2571) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Big hop notes, grassy, resinous, pine, some citrusy notes as well, bitter. The malts take backstage, as they should, bready/biscuity. A big sticky IIPA.
fcjack1 (234) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a dark amber. Thin white head. Scent is hops and some tropical fruits. Taste is pretty hoppy with some pineapple. Good beer.
jjgmd (1682) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a burnt copper orange color with a small head. Aroma is citrus with light pine and resin. Taste is citrusy and light and drinks rather easily with some pine and resin notes. Finishes on the same tasting notes with some mild lingering. Nice. Quaff Score 8 /10
zgaier (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and grapefruit. Taste is bittersweet, of hops, grapefruit, pine, resin, and caramel with a bitter, dry finish. Nice IPA
LOVEMESOMEIPA (10) - - FEB 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft: great head on the glass. Great aroma with a pine smell. The balance between the malt and hops are spot on. This is a great double IPA.
gyllenbock (5746) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at The Bistro DIPA-Festival, February 8.
A bit hazy orange with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, citrus, some biscuits and fruit. The finish was dry and bitter. A good one.