shotgunn (34) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lets begin with, "I was looking for the Holy Grail for Hopheads." Before I bash any on this fine beer, let me tell you that I was totally psyched out with all the hype that comes with this beer. This beer is sweet??? when I was expecting HOP bitterness. The alcohol bit and my now light-headedness is cool, but like I stated earlier, as far as Iím concerned, this is not an Imperial IPA. It does have the alcohol content but none of the other qualities I was looking for. Please donít get me wrong, this is a good beer and Iím glad I was able to try it, but it is not for me. With that said I will get off of here and maybe I will give her a go later and see if it is something that has to grow on me, but since I live in Idaho and it is not readily available to me, I donít know when. Cheers!
hackobock (3070) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 28, 2015. Bottled February 17, 2014, tasting at jtclockworkís, thanks for sharing!
Light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very sweet with toffee, resin, dried apricots, some mango, orange, herbal notes and warming alcohol. Taste is very sweet malty and fruity with caramel, notes of dried fruits, medium bitterness with some floral, herbal and pine notes. Warming alcohol finish with a herbal bitterness. Medium to full bodied, oily texture soft carbonation.
Very sweet and fruity, liqueur like.
N3lson1 (855) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a sampler glass, shared amongst friends. Drank extremely hot, as in unaged. Total hop bomb, gave this brew a mediocre rating due to the complexities that still existed amongst being heavily hopped.
epruittftw (37) - fort worth, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
had in bottle at bearded lady. great version of this legendary IPA. can not tell it is an %18 beer. always better to share this one
GlennHendry (233) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with my pals James and Trevor at Manantler Brewing. Not a ton of aroma but this beer goes down hot with plenty of boozy warmth. A bit of sweet bitterness at the end but not a ton of it. Doesnít really taste like any IPA Iíve ever had but it was damn good.
fuzzcro (177) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís a sipper. High ABV extremely recognizable. Thick, dense. Laces nicely when considering the fact it creates very minimal head on a pour. Iím happy to have gotten it for a taste and will rate it high as it is what it is.
PhatB420 (824) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Short pour at the yard house, Yonkers NY a few days ago. Not really that impressed. More of a strong ale booze bong than an impressive ipa. Iíve been waiting to land this for quite sometime, but itís over now. Ah, itís OK, but overpriced, over rated and not that good. Doest drink anything like an ipa.
Ttheilen (361) - USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
seehaferb23 (168) - - MAY 10, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely a delicious beer. This is one of the beer clubs member's favorite beers. He was kind enough to share this special beer from his cellar.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sebastokrator (20) - - MAY 7, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light amber with little head. Smells of citrus; orange and lemon come through. Also pine. Taste is incredibly sweet hops come in at the end but it doesnít mesh. Feels syrupy. Surprisingly little alcohol burn for the abv. All in all itís an interesting gimmick but a mediocre beer.
markextrae (3199) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by a friend. poured a deep golden to light orange colour with a non lasting white head. nose of sweet caramel malts, dried apricots, peaches, bitter peel, citrus, almost like a barley wine. citrus tasate with dry pine needles. cooked hops, bitter resinous notes, sweet thick aftertaste. interesting, but a bit to much,