emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2009 Poured strait from a growler that was from the brewery. Started out with a decent head but after a few pours it faded more and more each time. The color is a clear amber color with nothing suspended in it at all. The nose is very fruity and filled with other sweet smelling esters. As you drink it you can taste the rich light fruits in your mouth mainly raspberry and other light fruits followed by some hints of honey. The finish is very bitter which is nice considering it is hard to release all those sweet flavors with bitter hops.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a one finger white head with a apple juice coloured, clear body. The nose is strong honey, berries, mild resin and grapefruit. The flavour is intensely sweet and hoppy, with notes of northwestern hops, honey sweetness, apple, grapefruit and raspberry, displaying hop flavour over hop bitterness, though the finish is quite bitter. The carbonation is extremely gentle and the texture is oily, but finishing dry.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank it with Juancho at the Ginger Man in NYC. Classic well crafted IIPA, with lots of citrus and a huge amount of hops.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Gingerman
Very nice, rich amber/copper color. Very strong aromas of resiny hops, well balanced throughout with not a hint of the 8% alcohol.... very drinkable, it sneaks up on you afte a couple imperial pints....
BakerStMuse (19) - USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus-y, flowery aroma, lightly hoppy flavor, very smooth. Light body. On draft at DBA.
TBone (13845) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@The Ginger Man, NYC as "Imperial IPA"
Dark amber color, small off-white head. Fruity, very strongly flowery hoppy nose. Fruity aromatic hoppy with balancing malts. Wow - this is an IIPA with all the hops and same time extremely drinkable. Finish is flowery and grassy. Good stuff.
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle from mgumby10; Nose is flowery and piney hops, with some light caramelly undertones and a Listerine mouthwash like note; lightly hazy orange with a medium off-white head; flavor has light hop bitterness, caramel and a little pine.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(hand bottle shared with irishboy.)orange body with a small white head.the aroma has some pine/citrus hops,but i also get this strange alcohol/medicinal tone.the flavor is much of the same.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark copper and clear, with a turbulent ascention of fine bubbles. A white cap of a half-inch stuck around for 2-3 minutes before retiring to a light skim coat. Not bad for a growler.
Aromatics are floral and citrus-laden. Dry-ish hopping and leafy, with light grassy notes, peaches, pears, and tangerines. A hint of warmth eludes to the strength amongst the hop-strong character.
Mouthfeel is drying and bitter, with a sticky, sappy cling.
The pallet is quite hoppy also, with a smooth, lingering bitterness which keeps the sweetish malts in check.
Plenty of tropical fruits and powdered resin.
Dryed apricots, candied orange segments, and pine sap are forefront, with the bitterness continuing on for the duration.
Finishes with a drying tackiness and warth on the back of the throat.
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Paul for the handbottle! Poured translucent medium orange with a tall initial cap of deep beige head. The aroma picked up a helluva lot of hoppage.. pineapple, grapefruit, and pine led the way with lighter fruits and a bit of citrus sweetness behind. The flavor had lighter fruits and hints of honey and toffee at the core, surrounded again by heavy bitterness.. pine and juicy pineapple were amplified by spicy alcohol.. warm, fruity finish. Heavier-bodied on the palate with just the right carbonation to keep it moving along.. well-balanced and just really enjoyable all-around!