brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of orange jam,and perhaps old hops in caramel malting, Taste is a pleasant balance, more balanced then you would expect an Imperial IPA.,resiny hops at beginning,caramel sweetness in middle,bitterness in the finish,all straight forward, easy, drinking almost thirst quenching despite its big body,an IPA to indulge in only if your in the area
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2010 Copper color with a large head which dissoloved quickly. Lacing was light. Nose is oranges and pineapple with some sweet malts.
Taste revealed a decent blanace of pine, citrus, and some sweet malt. Expected bitterness is not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is oily and earthy. Finish was a pleasant bitterness but a sweet aftertaste. There was medium carbonation. Some "floaties" which were confusing but did not interfere with my ability to down this very good beer.
Had this again on draft at Pinocchio’s into a standard pint glass. Poured a orange-amber with a smallish head with some thin white lacing. Nose is citrus (grapefruit, orange, pineapple), pine and floral hops with some caramel. Taste igoes from sweet citrus and malt to dry and somewhat bitter. Seemed to have less hop influence than the nose suggested. Almost seems like there is tea there as well. Mouthfeel is medium and resinous, sticky and just a bit syrupy. Carbonation was average for the style. This was a little too cloying for me. Alcohol is well hidden.
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Teresa’s. Pours a hazy golden with thick, bubbly white head. Aroma of hops, pine, vanilla, honey, soap suds, and hints of sweet malts. Full bodied with a juicy, moderately bitter palate. Slow, tangy finish. Excellent Imperial IPA.
limited686 (2) - USA - MAR 24, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at coronado brew co. Lingering lacy head. Sufficient hop aroma. Floral hops abound up front, bitterness fades somewhat quickly for my taste. alcohol lingers on the back of your tongue. Overall a good dipa. Looking forward to the next pint.
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clear amber with a modest white head. Nose is orange, caramel and mild pine. Medium body with tongue tingling carb. Taste is buttery toffee, grapefruit zest and grass. Hints of peach and melon with a soapy bitter finish. Not quite a double for me.
thebeertourist (4781) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Hazy amber, creamy head, some sediment. Sharp citrussy hop aroma. Notes of pine and spices in addition. Very bitter, some sweet bready notes to balance. Fizzy. Seriously good.
italianjohn (2314) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly pale golden pour creamy off white head nice piney citrus hop aroma and a little lacing .... strong sweet citrus piney taste with some sweet malt flavor in there ..... a nice dry bitter hop finish ..... this is a solid west coast double ipa ..... love the piney taste
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter greapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty and very bitter hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with a long aftertaste.
ben4321 (3862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: On tap at the Brewbup, 1/6/10
Aroma: Hoppy nose, some orange/tangerine - citrus, pine, resin, mango, and caramel
Appearance: Clear caramel color with a frothy white head and lots of lace
Flavor: Taste is heavy hops, moderately sweet, but hop bitterness overpowers the sweet
Palate: Medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a long finish
This was a pretty nice beer. A good hop forward, California style DIPA. Nicely made and enjoyable. Big flavor.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a white head. Piney hop tones, some citrus, fresh grapefruits and a sweet body with a light warming. A really nice IPA.