OsuStu (213) - - FEB 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can at Max?s in Baltimore. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, straw, flowers, and tropical fruit. Flavors biscuit, melon, a little hop bitterness/pine, resin, mango and other tropical fruit. A very juicy and delicious beer with a soft sweetness. Very mellow for the 9.2% ABV.
stevoj (3854) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at R.F.D. in DC. Coming from the NW, this IIPA came off in taste at least, as a normal NW IPA. The extra oomph from the elevated ABV wasn’t readily apparent .Hoppy for some palates, but tame for others.
tsd08460 (778) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2016 Aroma: pine, citrus, floral,
Appearance: clear golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish,
boisebeerguy (195) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. I’m not really a fan of East coast ipas but this won was good. Malt and hops were very well balanced and alcohol was hidden well.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, bright golden orange/tangerine color with lighter apricot colored edges and a one finger frothy white head that very quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Very nice color but the retention isn’t very good.
Floral earthy hop aroma with dank resins, fresh cut grass and earthy pine countered by candied topical fruit sweetness a sweet malt backbone and a touch of booze. Earthy quality isn’t as strong as suspected with some grass and pine but the citrus/tropical fruit presence really stands out with melons, pineapple, ruby red grapefruit and candied orange peel. Sweet caramel malts wih some toffee, biscuit and a grainy cracker presence. A little malt heavy for my preference but otherwise smells pretty good.
Full bodied with a blast of dank, sticky hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes, malt backbone and boozy sweetness into a bone dry finish. The earthy bitterness and dank, resinous hop character is much stronger than the nose suggests with dank, sticky nugs, grassy pine and spruce up. This is countered by sweet tropical/citrus fruit. Again, it’s very sweet with an almost candied fruit slice character that provides a nice counter to the earthy bitterness. Juicy blood orange and curaçao along with lemon curd and candied fruit slice. Sweet malt backbone with caramel, toffee and faint toast. Strong boozy sweetness in the finish with lot of alcohol flavor and a decent amount of heat. I usually don’t enjoy his but it doesn’t interfere with the juicy hop flavors too much. Still, this beer would be amazing if it was a touch less malty and the booze was toned downed three or four notches.
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: draft snifter pour. Appearance is cloudy and golden yellowish, small off white head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, a little grapefruit and lemon. Taste was very malty, not as much hops as I thought there would be. Palate was medium. Overall was a little underwhelmed, not sure if the pour I got was a bit muddled. Need to try again sometime, just in case this was just a bad pour.
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to travlr for this can! Nice intense floral and not too sticky Imperial IPA. Nice darker floralness, pine, resin combined with hints of sweetish malt. Nice and round, full-bodied with nice hop-character. Good example of this style!
jmgreenuk (7468) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of Travlr. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is rich piney glue resin citrus. The flavour is strong bitter with a big smooth alcoholic liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
SarkyNorthener (3973) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can thanks to travlr,cheers Gene. Aroma is tangerine, caramel and pine resin. Taste is pine resin, caramel, stewed fruits and some light alcohol. A little oily on the palate. Excellent stuff.
RichTheVillan (6537) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Travlr cheers Gene; hazy orange pour with a thin bubbly white head, aroma has big tangerine, resinous pine, taste has pine, sweet caramel, tangerine, mellow carbs, bitter grapefruit.