socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance is wonderful a golden color with an orange/red hue. It pours with a big fluffy off-white head that dissipates nicely. The aroma is full of hops and has a nice malty backbone that balance it nicely on the nose. The taste is great. The hops first hit the tongue followed closely by the malts. The bitterness tapers off to leave a wonderful flavor in your mouth.
brokensail (14590) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a clear, dark copper color with a finger of white head and some spotty lacing.
S: Some good citrus notes to the nose with a fair amount of grapefruit. Oily pine notes and a slight resinous quality. Definitely some caramel malt and hints of toffee. A touch of grass as it warms up a bit.
T: Not as hoppy in terms of the flavor. Some good grapefruit and citrus peel notes, but a fair amount of booze and brown sugar. Caramel as well. Resinous pine provides a moderate level of bitterness.
M: Medium to full in body with the carbonation being a bit on the low end of medium.
O: Surprisingly decent for a BrewDog beer. The nose was certainly better than the flavor, however.
BuckeyeSammy (583) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 WOW Extremely drinkable for a double IPA. Auburn reddish in color with a minimal white head. Nice lacing on my glass. Pretty balanced overall. A lot of carbonation throughout, Hops more evident on the back end. Front of my palate is dominated by seltzery carbonation and malt notes. Floral, crisp hop profile.
Geiserich (3905) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good IPA with full notes of citrus hops and caramel malt. Orange hazy color, creamy head.
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle into my Orval glass...Pours a medium copper that is very muddy. A light tan head that rises about a finger but falls super fast to unveil a ring of head around the base, but decent lacing...At first the aroma is really nice, grapefruit and some awesome hops come through. Strangely the second and third whiffs are much hotter showing off a lot of pine and alcohol, especially as you go deeper. This strength is off at first but adds to a nice complexity in the aroma...The taste takes on the lesser qualities of the aroma coming off way to strong, tons of alcohol and pine show without a lot of complexity. A strong dipa, for sure, fairly successful European clone of an American beer. With there was a little sweetness and this could be excellent. Nice feeling, strong and sticky on the mouth. Pretty easy to drink after a few sips.
A little too strong of a dipa, but worth giving a shot.
Cybercat (4442) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, clear, slightly mahogany-reddish amber with a thick, fairly persistent off-white head. Aroma is decently hoppy with an undertone of sweet apple and pear. Strongly hoppy flavor is fairly bitter but not nastily so and has a subtle fruity undertone with just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is rough and fizzy, leaving a fairly strong and persistent hoppy tingle.
abcfan (869) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome blend! Pours hazy deep orange with a creamy tan head. Aroma is full of citrus hops and caramel malt. Very smooth taste of caramel and hops sweet finish with a slight hop bite.
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, pours a hazy brownish red with a thick foamy off-white head. Malty aroma, some alcohol. Taste is super malty, with a well balanced helping of hops. Not overly hoppy as the commercial deScription led me to believe. I wouldn’t know this is a 9.5% by taste, which could make it dangerous. Solid beer.
JAYAR1 (5) - GLEN ELLYN, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
TYPICAL FLAVORS AND AROMAS THAT I ENJOY. DON’T LIKE THE CLOUDY. REAL TASTY. WOULD RECOM. W/O HESITATION
jgb9348 (5325) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy deep copper coloured body with an amber glow and a thin tan and creamy head. Aroma of you guessed it - a ridiculous amount of hops, starting from pungent grapefruit and piney hops to more floral notes finally finishing with some hops that seem vaguely sweet! Full-bodied; Deep strong hop flavour with a lot of pine and pungent resiny flavours, a lot of malt, a good amount of caramel sweetness, a lot of drying oak and a ton more hops on the finish - strong as hell. Aftertaste is bitingly hoppy, but in a good way, and the balance is there with a good amount of complexity for the style. Overall, a nice Imperial IPA and definitely one worth sampling if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce (or is it 330 mL) bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 10-October-2010 sampled at home in Washington after running the SunTrust Marathon on 26-Mach-2011.