jgb9348 (4994) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich copper and light amber coloured body with a rich, thick three centimetre tall tan head - nice. Aroma of tons of bright grapefruity and piney hops with some resin, tons of alcohol and some sugars. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong hop flavours throughout with a ton of pine, resin, alcohol, malt, sugars and a bit of nice light fruits. Aftertaste shows some nice sweetness, plentiful amounts of alcohol and a lot of nice and pungent hops. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA with some great flavours and a good sweetness - some complexity, but not in the league of some of the other ones. Still, this is nice to sample and well worth searching out. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased yesterday at Forager’s Cafe in Brooklyn (DUMBO), New York, New York on 13-July-2013 for US$13.29 sampled on the train back to Washington on 14-July-2013.
HopTsing (448) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the tap came a hazy, golden brew with a white head. Mostly malty aroma. Full bodied with a well balanced malt/hop mix.
tia (1128) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Savory Grain. Date night with hubby makes all beer better. Pineapple upside down cake. More on the sweet/perfumy side. A little bitterness creeps in for the ending.
AndyW68 (1197) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber orange. Aroma is sweet floral and fruity. Taste is sweet and sticky with a little bitter at the end.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overpowering hop aroma, dirty yellow pour, strong taste with a small but warming finish.
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GTAEgeek (1394) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Ale Yeah! Hazy orange pour, with a big, off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, pine, resinous notes, and honey. Musty sweetness, and a very aggressive bitterness. Heavy body, very astringent, and sticky. Overall, this is a very hoppy, creamy, and heavy DIPA. Very nice.
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disappointing. I am a Blue Point fan and a Long Island local. Weird. This double IPA pours a dark amber with a tall white head. The aroma is disgusting. It almost smells like a bad batch contaminated with brett. The flavor is over malted and brown sugar. If you want to try something better from BP, I highly recommend their Hoptical Illusion. Pass this one by.
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Beerathon (1461) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt orange color with sticky head as well as mouth feel. Big choppy aroma and finish. Nice alcohol warmth and sweet malt backbone.
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sybarite Pig. Tulip. Orange deep amber pour with thick, foamy white head. Solid lacing. Apricot, plums, and spices on the nose. Taste of sweet ripened fruits, pine, resin, malts, cinnamon, coriander and plums. Very bitter finish from the hops. Very complex but not well balanced. Seems rather segmented.
daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold pour with orange tinges. White head. Flavors of tropical fruit, mandarin oranges, sweet malty backbone. Pretty damn good stuff.