pdx77 (1370) - Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at 27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Dark golden color. Aroma is dank pine resin. Taste is caramel and pine, with some tart and bitter citrus notes. A little too bitter and dank for me.
fiveacestx (595) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - light yellow and huge hop aroma nose. Has a sweet grapefruit aroma and taste.
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, at Chuck’s place. Nice beer, great balance, caramel sweetness, rye backbone, hint of spice, and pine hop bitterness. All works well together.
RCx240 (44) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color, foamy and creamy off white head. Smells of caramel, nuts, toast, pine, citrus, and clove. Taste is sweet, malty with caramel, fading into a floral hop bitterness with an astringent finish. On the palate it is full bodied, creamy, and softly carbonated. Very good.
markas101 (1843) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop and Eric. Deep amber iced tea appearance, powerful resin and honey aroma. Thick, sweet with caramel and clove. Long hoppy finish. Great.
Marheb (2050) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Riche et résineux, très fort sur les agrumes et la caramélisation des malts. J’ai vraiment plus l’impression de boire un barleywine américain frais.
BrewGoblin (310) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of those kingly quaffs that graces you ever so rarely. Clear copper with an off white crown, this king waltzes into the room permeating pine, floral hops and caramel malt. Like a big juicy, tropical, piney Werther’s ripe for the suckling. A superb balance of ingredients make this booze-hiding royal wayyyyyy to faboo to drink.
simonblaine (290) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was ok, pours reddish, found it to be a malty IPA, aroma of malty IPA. Underwhelmed.
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penstemon (127) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, as Red Betty IPA. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is broiled grapefruit, orange, bread, leafy resin, a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is broiled orange and grapefruit, bread, slight caramel, pine, dusty, peppery, slight lemon pastry. Light-med bitterness. Creamy, medium body, slight resin. I love this IPA, it reminds me of when I lived in Vancouver.
Hidden_Pooch (315) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear copper colour with a whit frothy head. Aroma was of pine, caramel, and citrus. Tasted of big juicy tropical fruits, caramel, toffee, and had a nice sweetness to it. Had a medium body with low carbonation, and was not overly bitter. I found this beer didn’t show its alcohol at all. This by far one of the best Imperial IPA’s i have had.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2014 Total Score: 4.7
This is one of those IPA’s that comes around once and a while and really stands out. Had an aroma of raisins, caramel, and grapefruit. It had a pretty complex taste with the caramel, and toffee like malt, but also big hop flavour of grapefruit and some sweet mango in there. It had tons of hop kick and punch with its bitterness all the way through, and then it finished so clean off the tongue. I enjoyed many a whole six packs of this brew, while living in BC.