BethWalsh (1) - North Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great hop aroma and the hop bitterness you’d expect form an Imperial IPA. Not so hoppy it melts off your tastebuds though - subtle malty balance.
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap. Pours a rich copper with slight off white head. Rich, sweet aroma, malt backbone with hop notes. Taste is mainly sweet with hops showing some bittering. Bold and interesting flavors here.
jsquire (3479) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color out of the tap with the barest of off white heads. Vague nose with some resin. This is pretty subtle for a IIPA, with some caramel sweetness, lots of fruit and berries with a long hop resin finish.
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, but not an overload, I enjoyed, crisp and citrusy. If it had more of a finished hop I would rate it higher.
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Town Hall Lanes. Rich orange gold pour with a small white head. Citrus, floral, a bit of pine. Well balanced. Slightly syrupy with some earthy elements late. Very good.
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago, IL. Pours a pale amber golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
kermis (5269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haymarket, Chicago. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruits and citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
drpimento (2237) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served a bit too cold with a creamy, thick, off- white head and a ton of lace. Color is a clear copper amber. Aroma is fain (bad nose on my part) but does have a good hop & malt character. Flavor’s much stronger than nose, slightly more bitter than sweet up front, then more bitter and some tang. Body is good tho carbonation a bit soft. Finish is heavy bitter and long with some booze. Decent beer.
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange pour. Sticky head. Must earth aroma. Good hops. Very bitter. Floral taste. Pretty good. Poured from draft at Haymarket Brewey in Chicago.
tmoreau (2445) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 On tap at the annual Chicago Beer Society picnic, and self served to a clear, plastic shaker showing a clear & bright amber hue, with frothy & lasting, light tan head foam. The nose was orange & ruby red grapefruit, some sweetness, and smooth malt. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, some malt sweetness, hefty but tempered hop bitterness, and noticeable alcohol presence. A nicely done DIPA. Next time, on tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served, showing a rosy tint to the amber hue. Tropical hints & fruit sweetness followed a bit of dankness, with a touch of soapiness, to the nose. Hop bitterness was potent, rindy, & dry, with the alcohol showing some warmth, and a smooth, bitter & dry finish.