dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber orangish color with a little white head. Aroma was pine and citrus. Flavor was wood, pine, resin and some citrus thrown in. Some bitter in the aftertaste. Some sweetness in the aftertaste as well. Medium body. Sticky aftertaste. Very good decent beer.
BucannonXC5 (567) - 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. I’d probably try it again though.
mjteeters (28) - 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 (6) - - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
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 (1671) - 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.
zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz - The Esquire - San Antonio, TX) Gold pour with a thin white head. Big floral hop aroma with a ton of grapefruit and citrus notes. Flavor is much the same. Juicy grapefruit and orange citrus notes with lots of fresh cut flowers and a mild peppery hop finish. Slightly dry on the aftertaste.
jmcgavin12 (167) - Madison, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall floral bouquet with lots of hoppy notes. Pours light tan with tan head. Great hop taste with lots of resin but a weak finish and the bitterness ends too quickly. Overall decent for an ipa but a weak imperial Ipa.
altonbrownd (4210) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Portland, OR. Golden body with slight head. Nose is caramel, malts, and gets hoppier. Taste is very hoppy, up front and strong, with nice citrus and floral notes. Bitter in the finish.
dhunter151 (211) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Pine, bitter, grassy almost medicinal aftertaste. The aftertaste made it less enjoyable for me. Not something I would get again.
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hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - The appearance is a small off-white head that mostly diminished, transparent body with a gold hue, spotty amount of lacing, and fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation. The aroma at first reminded me of Raid bug spray believe it or not. Then I detected malt, caramel, floral and pine hops. The taste is very bitter, malty, and citrus, pine hops. The palate is very tingly and this is a light-medium bodied beer. All-in-all this is a beer for hopheads which I am not and therefore I have no interest in drinking this beer at another time.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to large sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent dark orange colored body and a good lacing. The deep aroma was hoppy and floral. The bubbly mildly vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The balanced flavor contained notes of floral caramel and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.