uhclem (332) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber pour with a strong head and decent lacing. Nose is citrus, pine and light yeast with a touch of malt. Taste was hops and grapefruit, with the malt making its presence felt. Alcohol could have been better hidden. Mouthfeel was crisp and full. Finish was long lasting and developed a bit of sweetness at the end, which, for me, was nice.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle $6.99. I picked this up against my better judgment because I know if its not West Coast it ainít shit, oh well. I think this was a different beer than the Edge City DIPA from a couple years back but it has been a couple years so I canít be 100% sure. Amber-orange color, good head, looks good enough. Smells like aspirin, no joke. Flavor is aspirin and bitter hops. Not a lot of citrus, pine, or tropical fruits, mostly just bitterness and a hefty flavor of alcohol. Overall, a disappointment and not something I would purchase again but I should have known better in the first place.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-08-2012 19:46:45
Ernest (5929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of detergent, plaster, crayon.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium to fully body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Nice appearance, but thatís about it. The hops are reasonably prominent in the nose, albeit resin-heavy, but alas, the dirty background notes bring it down. Clumsy and dirty in the mouth. It could be a lot worse, I suppose, but itís not enjoyable.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 10/14/2012. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with decent lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, piney and citrusy. A medium bodied Imperial India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are piney, grapefruity and citrusy. Decent carbonation. A fairly bitter Double IPA., where the bitterness lingers on your tongue for a while. There is some malt sweetness at the finish, but lots of grapefruity hops as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is mostly bitter.
brokensail (9214) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange/amber color with a dense white head. Floral and grassy hops with a lot of bready malt. Not a terribly fragrant nose. A bit of toffee and caramel. A light bitterness on the back end. Some pine and grass, light floral notes. Sweet toffee and caramel maltiness, a touch of bread, and some toast. Not really all that great, but nothing offensive about it either.
drjay44 (2354) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick off white very well ratained head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy, almost cloudy, amber (SRM 8) body....nose is light pine, light citrus, slight toffee/caramel......taste is toffee/caramel, pine, grapefruit peel, licorice, hints of honey like sweetness, finishing with a light lingering bitterness.....mouth feel medium, alcohol absent, carbonation low. This is a different I/DIPA. The hops are subdued compared to many, but this is what the brewers were aiming for. It could be considered a very, very big IPA, or a bit more in the English tradition of hop complexity in aromas and flavors, beyond bitterness. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
BeerandBlues2 (8576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant floral, pine, and citrus hops with biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, spicy alcohol, supporting sweet malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium-full body, medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange ambe with alasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit,earthiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering pine finish.
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a hazy orange appearance with a fluffy, cream colored head and nice lacing. Quite woody, herbal, a touch piney hoppy, chewy, light citrusy aroma. Iím not overly impressed with this earthy/woody/herbal hoppy aroma, so itís hard to place this at at 6 or 7 for aroma. Chewy, tangy, toasty malty, earthy/herbal/woody hoppy, mild grapefruit flavor. Certainly not hard to drink but not very exciting or impressive either.
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange-red pour with white head, nice lacing on it. Aroma has notes of nice orange, grapefruit, biscuit, bread notes, touch of pine and grass, caramel, hints of an herbal and spice note. Taste is a mix of orange, grapefruit with some caramel, herbal and pine notes, some slight lemony spice hints of earth, finishing fairly bitter.