wedgie9 (1835) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from bottle at the late night tasting after the Grand Tasting at RBWG Asheville, thanks to Drake, I think. Pours clear golden with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is dank resin hops with some sweetish caramel malt. The flavor features some caramel malt up front moving to the bitter pine resin hops. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter hops with some caramel finish.
jgb9348 (4650) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice completely crisp and clear light copper coloured body with a bright orange glow and a rich peach and light amber tint, all with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, oak, dry grass, apricots and a good amount of pine. Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavours throughout with resin, pine, pineapple and a hint of tropical notes coming through, but all with a mildish malt backbone - not horribly strong, which is nice, and a very pungent fruit flavour that dominates the finish. Aftertaste has a pleasant sweetness from the fruits with a good pine and hop kick that lasts for quite a while. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA with a good flavour profile and a more hop-forward beer! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington, DC (Foggy Bottom) on 24-February-2014 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 18-June-2014 a few hours before leaving for Asia for a last sample of the good beer available at home in my backyard!
Tmoney99 (10440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer that met my expectations.
alexsdad06 (5320) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared with the group from nimbleprop. Pours a clear golden color with a quickly disappearing white head. The aroma has much more malty sweetness and some oxidation than it does any hop character. The flavor has sweet caramel malts, some spicy hops,light resin, a hint of citrus, alcohol burn, moderate bitterness to the finish. I want more hop pop from my DIPAs.
DrSilverworm (6002) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Clear golden orange color. Thin bit of bubbly white head. Good piney hop aroma, lightly spicy. Lightly soapy. Moderate sweet taste, light tangy hop bite in the finish, moderate bitter. Bigger body, lightly dry finish. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. OK DIPA. Cool printed-on bottle though,
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (shared by alecsdad06). Looks good; a transparent golden orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells of bitter hops. Tastes like it smells with a light, fairly dry mouthfeel. Solid beer.
jdb288 (479) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle. Pours gold with slight white head. Good head retention. Nose is mostly dank hop. Some misc. citrus but nothing pronounced to me. Taste is slightly bitter pine/resin, some pineapple. Distinct Simcoe notes here. Wasn’t picking out the other varieties as clearly. Decent, but forgettable.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very aggressive IPA. Lots of pine resin in this one, from nose to mouth. Tried with Messa at the Old Line in 2014.
TheBeerGod (5174) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is rather floral and piney with citrus notes, caramel, sweet malt and toasted grains. Taste is big floral and citrus hops, pine notes, tropical fruit, toasted bread, grains, sweet malt and notes of caramel. Body is medium-full and slightly chewy. Mild resinous notes as well as mild boozy notes also. Ends with more caramel, pine resins, floral hops, tropical fruit, citrus oils, light earthy notes, sweet malt and bready notes.
zizzybalubba (1385) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of tangerine, tropical fruits, and caramel malt. While the aroma led me to believe this would be more balanced the taste offers assertive tangerine, pineapple, and grassy hops which offer plenty of bite without being overwhelming. The finish is wonderfully bitter but still offers an undercurrent of sweetness. Nicely done!