jgb9348 (5010) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep orange and light copper coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rich hops coupled with a ton of sugars and citrus notes - strong and potent. Full-bodied; Chewy hop and malt flavours at first with a definite emphasis on sugars and citrus components with the hops very grapefruity and citrus all with a sweet and chewy malt flavour. Aftertaste is rich and strong with alcohol notes, some light citrus and herbs coming out as well as the rich, resinous hops. Overall, a nice imperial IPA with a strong finish and unfortunately still showing a lot of alcohol burn. I sampled this 65 cxL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on 28-December-2013 for US$7.99 sampled with friends on New Years Eve 2013 in Orlando, Florida.
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassoots Natural Market - 22 oz bomber. Pours a sparkling medium golden with a light but persistent snow white head.Sweet aroma with some tropical fruit accents, a nit of honeydew melon, some light spruce. Flavor is pleasant with some tangy citrusy bitterness, some honeydew melon fruitiness, a touch of caramel sweetness. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
Pdubyah (492) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was really surprised by this, I was expecting, for no reason something darker and more bitter. What I got was a mouthful of orange and sweet hoppy notes with a reasonable length to a bitter finish that made me smile, a lot.
This has a "full" mouthfeel, too. Disappointed by the lack of head, and the poor lacing though, that might just be my preference.
This is pretty good thought and I’d easily go another. or two.
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy light copper/dark gold nice soapy head. Aroma is faint citrucy notes. Taste is citrucy tropical fruits. Mild hops. Good beer not too bitter or sweet. To be fair I’m getting over the flu so my senses are not 100% hopefully ill get a chance to re review this beer.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Candied citrus fruit are grounded in honeyed malts before sandy hop resins seal this hefty Imperial IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy pale orange.
-Malt flavours are mostly contributed through flabby sugars, which doesn’t help the hop brightness either.
-Mouthfeel could be drier, for my tastes anyway. This is almost blond Barley Wine-like.
-This is still a pleasant sipper for warm evenings.
-This isn’t too different from their Idiot Double IPA.
glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light to moderate roasted grain for the malt, moderate to heavy grapefruit and orange juice for the hops, faint soap for the yeast with hints of solvent melon and light dried fruits. Head is small, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and slightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a carbonation that’s between soft and lively. The juiciness of the hops in this DIPA is like no other I’ve had before. A little more carbonation would’ve put it a little closer to perfection for me.
marcus (7297) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from City Beer. Pours orange amber with a tiny set of off-white bubbles and a boozy malt aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. Maybe a bit of pineapple.
oRos (1312) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange yellow with white head. Boozy aroma. Not much on the body. Has a strange aftertaste I can’t describe. Not overly bitter.
TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color. Big piney nose with massive amounts of pale malt. Very clean. Full body very well balanced and alcohol well hidden. Smooth and well balanced.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with some white head. nose is oxidized caramel, breads, stale hops, fruits. Flavor is still stale fruity and lightly flowery. Lightly tart in the finish and lightly sweet. The oxidation ruined it for me. Past it’s prime