DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
06-Mar-12 (22-oz bottle)
Not one of the more hoppy Imperial IPAs, this one seems to emphasize the sweet malt more than the hops. In fact, the malts are quite sweet, very caramely, somewhat toasty, and lightly earthy in the finish, while the hops are heavily weighted toward orange citrus and sweet pine, but only moderate in bitterness. It’s a fairly fruity beer as well, showing ripe stone and tropical fruits and orange marmalade. The nose is also sweet-smelling, fruity, caramely, and quite toasty. On the palate, the beer is full bodied and a bit sugary, but the carbonation is on the low side, and it’s clearly not brewed to full dryness. The beer pours very hazy and golden-orange in color, with a thin sheet of off-white head that fades to a thin ring. Overall, this is a tasty and enjoyable beer, but it’s sweet and caramely, so if you like ’em dry and very hoppy, this probably shouldn’t be high on your list to seek out.
wlajwl (4695) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is spices, pine and a hint of hops. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, hops and a very spicy finish.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Twisted Jimmys. Nice hoppy aroma, mellow on nitro with a little sulfur. Medium golden amber clear with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with nitro. Moderately sweet to start, juicy, sugar, caramel with light bitterness. Muted hop flavors with bigger bitter finish and after.
acearl (434) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange brown pour with thick cream head, smells grapefruit, some pine and sweet malt, thicker medium texture, sweet, tiny carbonation with lingering bitterness, 10% is noticeable, a little too sweet for my taste
DuffMan (8064) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guest tap at Fat Head’s in Portland, RBSG. Medium gold, dense creamy head (looks like a nitro head). Sweetly malty, lightly toasty, with stonefruit hops, a bit of citrus. I don’t mind the maltiness, but it’s too sweet for my liking, even despite the bitterness.
djd07 (6269) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fat Heads Portland. Pours a clear orange with medium creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is spice and grapefruit. Medium mouth, strong grapefruit, light dryness, good.
Niko100 (2288) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma and flavor of slight sweet malt, citrus hops, floral, and some fruit; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Pretty decent.
Voodoo (450) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with a health white head which lingers......aroma is caramel flavor, bread......taste is thick mouthfeel with raisin, booze is prominent, dense bread taste near the end. Quite an enjoyable DIPA.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Väldigt grummlig. Fruktig arom, Smaken av stor sötma, en hel del malt. Besk humlesmak i eftersmaken.
Seannpc (82) - - MAY 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light hoppy aroma. Lighter orange color with medium cloudiness. Hoppy and smooth start and similar finish.
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FunkyF (424) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska 33 cl. Klar bärnstensfärgad med lite vitt skum. Svag kryddig doft. Lätt spritig smak med en hel del humle.