Maris (771) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 355ml bottle on 17/6/2013. Pours a cloudy dark golden with a small to medium head. Has a very pleasant aroma of soft musk, flowers and a touch of grapefruit. The flavour is impressive with lots of sweet citrus (particularly orange and mandarin) and honey, against a thick caramel malt background. While the sweetness just wins out in the end, there is a satisfying, slightly tangy, grapefruity hop bitterness at the back which gives it real balance. The palate borders on creamy and the carbonation is medium. Presents more as a standard IPA than an imperial, but is exceptionally tasty none the less. A very nice surprise given their stock IPA was fairly pedestrian.
maxwelldeux (2357) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy darker amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has some decent hoppiness to it, though it tastes like the hops have turned a little bit. Taste is bitter with just a hint of sweetness in there, and even more hints that the hops have turned.
RumRunner101 (412) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, hazy gold pour with white head and good lacing. Aroma is bright and fruity with some bitter notes and cereal grains. Full bodied. Overall a well balanced, fruity DIPA with a lingering grapefruit rind bitterness.
MrFecesious (413) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Nana's Irish pub, Newport. Slightly hazy orange, little cap. Taste of caramel, grapefruit. Aroma is liquid caramel, grapefruit. Pretty average impy.
ALLOVATE (2142) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught @ Sail and Anchor, Fremantle.
Cloudy, orange gold with a sloppy dollop of cream atop that messes up the glass well. Clean, fresh and zesty aroma of pine needles, honey, blood orange and grapefruit, camphor and grandmaís entire rose garden. Aggressively bitter on the palate; off-balance and clumsy, herbal and raspy. Just not good. Rose musk, acetone and what I think nail-polish remover would be like to sup. Orange juice and vitamin íCí tablets amongst sticky, sickly malts in the back and finish. Long and cloying sweetness battles that bitterness and I donít want to find a winner. Really hard to drink. One for re-rate pile!
tightslice (44) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy flowers and gas fumes pressed to make some perfume they used to clean up Kurt Cobainís body with.
BucannonXC5 (580) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (~1/3 pint)
From: A Chevron in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $8.99 for mixed 6-pack
Purchased: May 15, 2013
Consumed: May 17, 2013
Poured a dark orange, caramel, amber, clear color with khaki white head. Pretty bubbly underneath. Healthy amount of consistent layered lacing on the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled grassy hops up front. Also got a tad bit of resin, floral and spruce. Honey and caramel malts as well. Maybe some fruit notes. Some dirty socks. Abrupt on nose though.
Tasted a bit better than the nose. First thing I noticed was the heavy maltness that stuck to the tongue with a big bitter backbone. Floral notes come through better here. Also some orange rind and tangerine.
Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.
An OK IPA overall. Iíd probably try it again though.
mjteeters (34) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Six pack of 12oz. bottles from grocery. Dark golden pour with white foamy head. Floral/pine and some citrus. Nice pine and resins, bitterness, and a lasting finish. Very nice IPA.
Livendadream (11) - - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper in color. Has a thick head with lots of tiny bubbles. Very nice lacing on glass. Sap like, fruity smell definitely smell the hops. Sweet, malty taste at first following by very citrus,grapefruit like flavor. Slick on the tongue easy drinking Ipa. Sneaky beer, never even would have thought it was an imperial. Well balanced, appropriately named. Would definitely consume again.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to 5000. Translucent copper with a big, bubbly white head of foam. Aroma is bitter citrus and tangy pine. Taste is in your face bitter, like a grapefruit pith. Medium bodied. Sticky mouthfeel.