Dacrza (851) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE TASTED: August 7, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: prepping for birthday number 39 with Matt, Jer and Sharknado 3... APPEARANCE: from fresh growler: light golden body with slight effervescence; nice head retention of an off-white single-finger ring; reasonable smears of tracings; strong head retention... AROMA: a beautiful collaboration of pineapple, mango and orange peel with the resin and pinecone necessary to enrapture the senses; the balance of malt and hop is appreciable; the balance comes with a bit of caramel and wet malts... PALATE: strong carbonation livens the mouth, with a medium-bodied, reasonable finish--easy drinking and sessionable... TASTE: a powerful yet drinkable 7.8% ABV; the citrus is strong and tangible; a strong, flavorful pint... OVERALL: pleased to have Carton in our backyard--and more pleased that this Imperial truly drinks like a pale ale; full-bodied and rewarding; active and filling...
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received in a trade from dmac; Can poured into an English Pint glass -- Golden orange in color with great sweet hop aromatics. Flavor was solid clean malt that was just filled with hops. A little sweet and a little citrusy. Very bubbly from lots of carbonation helped disperse all the flavors well.
lownote (520) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice grapefruit aroma. Flavor is a little less exciting. Still really citrusy but the bitterness gets in the way. Malt does some balancing. Very clear golden color with a nice white cap. Body is a little light.
rxeight (2573) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can with no date. First beer from New Jersey. Ok, orange, hops. Slight bitter. Medium body. Very drinkable.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big can at home - extra in a trade. Pour is hazy lemon peel with a big white head and sticky lacing. Grassy, husky, straw, lemony, light citrus notes and oranges in the aroma. Taste is grassy, lemony, orange peels, some grapefruit, marmalade, light bread, crackers, and straw with a big bitter finish. Medium body with high cabronation. Nice DIPA without being over-the-top - highly chuggable.
gripweed57 (1361) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Joe Canal’s in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Hazy medium gold color with a small rocky beige head. Slightly dank hoppy nose with a hint of ground mustard seed. Flavor is more of the same with notes of bitter lemon and dandelion greens. Some tropical fruit notes as well. Mid taste brings bready malt that is quickly engulfed by the complex spicy, bitter hop bill. Finish is white grapefruit and arugula greens. Nicely done.
Johnsense (1344) - - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker gold colour, good sized head. Dank aroma, grapefruit, weed. Citrus up front, grapefruit, citrus peels, sweet caramel malt backbone. Medium body.
Beerman6686 (6320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a semi.hazy.golden color with a white head. Aroma was of dank and cat pee hops, resinous and lightly piney. Flavor similar, a bit sweeter and heavier than I would have liked for a sub 8% beer.
ElManana (1889) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from trade. Cloudy golden yellow. Serious danky aroma, citrus. Sweet malty backbone, bitter mango taste. Nice.
bigda83 (838) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Poured a clear orange with a small sudsy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and tropical. Flavor was grapefruit, pine, mango, some orange. Medium body, thin, but sticky texture. Carbonation was bubbly, with some bitterness to finish. Solid beer.