AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper in color. Slight hoppy smell in the nose. This has a huge malt backbone to support the hops. Quite possibly the maltiest IIPA that Iíve had. Very bready and bittering in the flavor. Decent, but I prefer more Citrusy and juicy flavors.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz, very well balanced, beautiful color. Very good beer. Drank it slightly warm to get the full effect, highly recommend.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper in color with a creamy head of fine bubbles. The nose was subdued though the palate did show more. A balanced midpalate that shows almost as much malt as hops until the bitter finish. Overall quite nice and balanced and did not come off as an "Imperial".
Juancho (239) - Clearwater Beach, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ON Tap @ the Brass in Portland. Truly great stuff, very nicely balanced and with a thick feel. A great summer beer.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Herbal, pine & citrus hops hit your nose, moderate sweet malt aromas. Flavors are earthy and citrus with bread/bisquit malt backup. Medium body with a fairly clean mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. A very well done IIPA, not distinctive but enjoyable.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bevmo. Hazy orange brown with a creamy white head. Good strong caramel, grapefruit, and pine aroma with some cereal grain notes. Full bodied palate. Sweet citrus taste followed by a bitter taste and finishing with an earthy grassy taste.
heemer77 (5075) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noogfest í08, thanks for bringing it scoobyluv. The body was dark gold with a khaki head. The aroma was strong grapefruit with some bread and walnuts. The taste was bread crust with some grapefruit and almonds. A nice IIPA.
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is a little maltier than expected. Flavor has decent hops but also a stronger than expected alcohol taste. Pretty strong IPA but doesnít have a distinct hoppiness.
fizl (12) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deschutes Hop Henge Imperial IPA- This fresh brew starts of with a nice floral hop aroma that combines cascade, centennial and a yet to be named variety of hops. The hops are balanced with a dominating traditional deschutes caramel and roasted malt combo. It pours a dark reddish copper hue that swells into a lumpy tan head with light carbonation. As far as taste goes this is the most well balanced double IPA Iíve ever tasted. It kicks off with a solid hop bite that is equally compensated with that distinct smooth malty richness that all deschutes beers carry. This is a very drinkable double IPA with a medium body that cleverly disguises its alcohol content at 8.75% ABV. This brew delivers a fierce kick to the gonads which leaves you longing for more. All in all I think this could use a little more hop bite, but damn good nonetheless. Awesome with mild white cheese!
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice ipa, but nothing special. Rich and hoppy. Honesly, I was a little surprised to log on and find out that it was an Imperial.