beedman (60) - Wonju, - JAN 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Wow hops! Pours a golden copper with white foam which diminishes to a very thin lacing. Aroma is deep amounts of citrus and fruity hops. Initial taste is citrusy with something like apricot seed and mouthfeel is incredibly smooth with alcohol not noticable until the end, which has a arming effect. The hops are what really stand out obviously, but after a few sips the sweet malt emerges and lingers along with the hops which is now diminishing but balances out very well. I don’t know if I’d call this the best beer in America, but it’s certainly the best IPA I’ve ever had.
EyeAmBaldman (197) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a nice fluff had. Notes of malt on the nose and just a hint of grassy hops. Taste is a tad sweet at first with a big bitter finish and a huge alcohol sting as well. Pretty good imperial IPA.
bastarda (47) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared @ 2nd D/F/CH TriStateRating; aromas of mango, vanilla, orange marmelade, tastewise a great balance of orange-marmelade and mango sweetness and subtle but strong bitterness. Finishes with notes of créme brulée and caramel.
MrPlow (11) - - JUL 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy copper colour with a compact white head. Taste is incredibly well balanced between the malt, hops and alcohol with a clean bitter finish.
JayTeeSupreme (29) - - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A distinctly fruity IPA with a sweeter taste compared to most. There is no distinct hop bitterness compared to others of this genre and it is surprisingly smooth. The main thing that surprised me is the fruity and sweet taste at the forefront that is reminiscent of grapefruit and/or citrus, I didnt think I would like it at first but it grew on me and remained drinkable without leaving a bitter acrid aftertaste. Overall a good job was done with this brew and it remains a well crafted and smoothly drinkable IPA.
C1tySurfer83 (11) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Old Cs. Copper with lasting white head. Sticky lacing. Strong herbal, spicy notes with a hint of citrus. Caramel, quite warming with a great resinous follow through.
italarican (1475) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
You’re kidding. I haven’t rated this? Had it again during trivia (another suspect week where the trivia guy’s wife’s team comes from behind by acing the last category). Amber pour. Nose has butterscotch, raisins, spruce. Flavor is sticky sweet caramel, raisin, orange peel, spruce. Thicker body than I remember. Loads of crystal in this bad boy with a moderate hoppy punch in the finish.
goochflies (48) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good IPA but for me it is definitely not as good as the hype and I think falls short of the style a bit. Did enjoy but would not seek out again.
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 355ml bottle on 19/7/2014. Pours a slightly murky dark golden with small fine head. The aroma is actually quite malty with lots of toffee, butterscotch and caramel presenting, along with a touch of fruity resiny hops. It drinks similar, with the malt being most prominent (caramel and toffee again). There’s a big fruity sweetness there as well (peach, mandarin), along with a dash of honey. The bitterness is surprising subdued for a double, but lingers along with a touch of booze. The texture is a little syrupy and the carbonation is average. While I certainly wouldn’t complain if someone served another one of these up to me, it doesn’t quite live up to its rep for mine. It’s a very enjoyable sipper but simply fails to stand out for me. There are many other DIPAs out there that I’d take over this.
Joerod (2) - Maspeth, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer smells fabulous and tastes great. Throw in the 9% alcohol and you have yourself a fabulous beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
furthur (142) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light amber body, creamy white head, decent lacing. Aroma is light malt, orange, faint peaches, pineapple. Taste is peach and pineapple, faint citrus, lilikoi, surprisingly low bitterness, and fairly sweet. Body is thick, for an IPA, carbonation fine, moderate. This is delicious and juicy.