jrob21 (3364) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange color with a nice lasting white head. Aroma is spice and pine with a touch of citrus peel tickling your nose. Flavor is full bodied, nice, lots of caramel sweetness. The hop profile is a little muted which may speak to the age here but you can still get a little sense of what is going on. Resiny pine hop profile and a little bit of rubbing alcohol band aid but pleasantly so. Pretty nice malt profile but the hop profile is not my fave. Good effort nonetheless.
arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy red with nice white head. Aroma has nice notes of spice, some earth, nice pine and citrus rind, with notes of caramel. Taste is bitter pine and citrus up front, some nice earthy spice and caramel in the middle, big bitter pine finish that lingers. Wish I would have had this fresh, but is still great a month or two old.
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle pours hazy murky copper with firm tan head and nice lacing. The aroma is resiny pine, grapefruit, tangerine, mild sweetness and faint pepperiness. The taste is bold with a mix of rich citrus and pine hop flavor quickly running into near brutal levels of hop bitterness where pine, grassy, resiny, grapefruit and pineapple hop bitterness run up the flavor to a fever pitch to about midway. Hoppy citrus resiny bitterness lingers for days into the after taste. Solid robustly hoppy IIPA.
sm89walt (1929) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. One finger beige head, creamy & lasting; clear ruddy amber body. Loaded with bright, piney, grapefruity US hops. Slightly resiny too on the nose. Again really piney on the palate, some subtle apricot, a hint of alcohol & a sweet, chewy, nutty malt body. Medium body & carbonation with a hugely bitter lingering, lingering, lingering finish. Juicy orange notes in the aftertaste.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - FEB 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Suck a fucking amazing label. Pours a nice copper color with a dense long lasting, lacing white head. Great fresh citric hop aroma. The flavor is the same, but a little bit more malt heavy than American IIPAs. But, the hops still dominate, but in a beautifully flavorful way, not in the stupidly resinous bitter way that many breweries approach the style. Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Beautifully smooth. Overall: an absolutely fantastic IIPA with a fantastically beautiful label. I am in love.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I gotta say, foreign impy IPAs are a fraction of what their American counterparts are. This one pours a hazy, rich amber color with light off-white head. Aroma is intensely citrus, apricot, floral notes and light malt. Taste is much the same. Tastes like earthy, resinous hops, not the bright floral and citrus qualities I dig.
drfabulous (6148) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce from HyVee. Big white head. Orange/red body. Caramel and sweetness balance the hops. Much, much better than the I Beat U.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is pretty amazing. Honey, floral shop, slight funk to it. Perfectly balanced. Good lord I live hops. My preferences are changing i think and this beer is a reason why. A sweeter imperial for sure....I love it. Makes me excited to drink both milkkelers and brew dogs beers. Couldn’t be happier. More depth and more complex than hopslam.
BrewBoxer (2542) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Smell is overpowering of floral hops. Potpouri and grass. Pours a deep amber color with nice lacing around the glass. Taste is extremely hoppy, kind of reminds me or something ive had before from the west coast. This is awesome if youre a hop/ipa lover
dmac (5282) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured the appearance of apple cider with a cloudy amber body and an average sized slightly bubbly beige head. Aroma of old citrus pulp, caramel, vanilla and a hint of wood. Medium/full body with strong carbonation and a slight touch of alcohol heat and loads of stinging bitterness throughout. Flavor of dry wood, citrus rind, bitter hop buds, dry vanilla and caramel. Wow a beer from Brewdog that I actually really like, guess Mikkeller did most of the work on this one.