thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer had a nice amber color with a white head and covering glaze. The smell was of carmel and hops. It had a rich full bodied taste. A hoppy bitter yet malty flavor. This is an excellent IPA one of my favorites.
abb73 (27) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong resin aroma with grapefruit undertones and apple & pear in the background. Pours a crystal orange with a mostly diminishing head that leaves good lacing. The initial flavor is of sweet caramel malt balanced immediately by a rich floral hop bitterness. Both a candy sweet and bitter hop aftertaste. Great beer, my only complaint is the palete is a little too syrupy.
NephrenKa (27) - Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I will be damned for this review, any credibility gained as a beer jester lost forever as hordes of angry beerophiles charge screaming at my doorstep to demand my head. It was my fault for drinking the beer before it reached ideal temperature (drink this warm or you’ll be sorry,) but even so, this beer didn’t really interest me even at it’s best. The head is minimal, but thick. The color is crystal clear apple juice. The nose on this one is the dealbreaker - the 90 minute IPA smells distinctly of tuna fish. As one who dislikes tuna fish, I could not abide this. While this odious flavor does not carry over strongly in the flavor of the beer, it lingers JUST enough to sour my appetite. This beer doesn’t have much overall identifiable flavor, but what’s there is sour and unpleasant. It does improve greatly with warmth and time, but I think the 60 minute is much better than this fishy brew.
jayhopkins23 (27) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This embodies what an American IPA is. Nice amber/reddish color, good nose, nice frothy white head. First sip begins with the malt followed shortly by the hops. This beer is so well-balanced that after 2 or 3 you still can determine what the brewewr was trying to do. If you have the ability to try this at the Rehoboth beach brewpub make sure it is on a Monday or Friday when they are serving through the ’Animal’, its the only way to drink it. Truly, one of my favorites...
Hopcrazy (27) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. A different imperail IPA. Poured a nice opaque orange/copper color with a fluffy head. Nose is nicely floral, but mild. I like the nose of the Pliny the Elder so much better. Initial taste was surprisingly sweet and floral for an IPA. No brutalness, like offered by many. Finished nice and long with a thick, but not heavy maltiness and hoppiness balance. I think this one will be a favorite for some time.
diablodawg (27) - - DEC 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pint at yard house. Golden with white-gold head. Fruity, floral scent. Thin head with moderate lacing. Piney, complex hopping. Well balanced for an imperial IPA, but still has a strong alcohol aftertaste. Dry, but hop flavors really refresh. Very good, but strong alcohol afterbite omnipresent. Will get again.
Aquitard (27) - - JAN 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear dark gold with a thick white head. Aroma is slightly sweet and hoppy. Taste is big on hops slightly sweet without being overly bitter (how?). Mouthfeel is silky smooth with light carbonation. Overall my favorite beer to date after over 225 different beers.
Dr.Drei (27) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at home. There is minimal head and a subtle aroma that is reminiscent of tropical fruit. It is on the sweet side. That said it is a very complex DIPA and a fine East Coast specimen of this style.
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wollipam (27) - - NOV 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma. Great flavor and very little after taste. Also a staggering 9.0 ABV packs a mighty wallop.
Tweety83 (26) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colored liquid. Has a strong aroma with a very sweet taste. I did not care for this beer at all.