Crash_the_dog (101) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour into an IPA glass. Nice head and lacing. Nose is heavy on the citrus, with lemon at the forefront. Taste is also heavily lemon, although it remains clearly an IPA, and not a shandy sort of flavor. Alcohol is totally hidden behind the taste. Rich mouthfeel. Really enjoyable beer.
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Inabil1ty (24) - - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The lemons are very prominent. Not sure lemon is a good flavor match for a hoppy IPA. Still, I’m going to finish this bottle.
t8dd (41) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured into a snifter. Huge citrus aromas. Poured a hazy yellow with a nice thick white head. The lemon really complements the citrus and pine character of the hops. Reminded me of a shandy with a bitter aftertaste but good. Really enjoyed this one.
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Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks for sharing, Eric! Pours murky orange amber with white head, some lacing. Aroma: whoa, caramel malty sweetness. Plus lemon. Maybe orange, but lemon is what comes to mind. Taste: awfully sweet, caramel and citrus - basically a lemon head but without the tartness you might expect. Full body, creamy texture. Overall: drinks more like a so-so barley wine than a do-so double ipa. But I do love me some Robert Johnson, so I guess I’m glad this was made.
EithCubes (4579) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle Bottled On 10/21/2013. So, right then. Nose is hoppy, just hugely floral, with resin, juicy oil, lemon/orange/light grapefruit, some pepper, rind,/peel. Pours deep, clear orange with light carbonation and a creamy, thick beige head. In the mouth, very oily with some citrus juice squeezed in, medium bitterness but relatively dry as far as gravity goes, a little booze seeping through but very little. Has the rough-/coarseness of their 90mins without going overboard on the astringency or even getting rubbery, slightly warms the chest with volume but otherwise I’d say they’ve nailed the ‘big beer’ aspect. The juicy/oily character brings out a wonderful white grape/must character with peach, apricot, some white pepper and something guava/kiwi-y in the middle. A very drinkable medium body, dangerously so! Super smooth. Love this, though I suspect its slight age prevented me from experiencing the Centennial deluge. Worth hunting down!
jflopsu (404) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light orange. Has a unique aroma of sweet malt and slight citrus hops. Taste starts malty with some citrus hops, caramel and spices. Aftertaste is a mix of light hops and heavy malt.
wlajwl (3486) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is lemons, citrus, malts and a hint of earth. The flavor is lemons/Starburst candy, citrus, malts, mild earthy notes and tangy/bitter finish. Don’t know that I’ve ever had an ale/beer that tasted anything like Starburst, quite interesting.
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap Pour - Brown/Orange with a robust off-white head. Aroma is strong and biting - heavily hopped and fully of lemon/orange/grapefruit citrus. Good stuff! Flavor is quite good as well, but actually found it to be a bit less bitter than anticipated. Palate was slightly harsh, but the 10% doesn’t show...just has a bit of a ’bite’ that made it slightly off in my mind. Good brew...would happily enjoy a pint!
Yomonk1 (3) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On the nose, graham cracker, dried flowers, lemon oils. Hazy, burnt orange appearance. Off white, creamy head. Taste- chalky, slightly herbal, lemony and pleasant hop bitterness. Perhaps a little burnt toast. Very creamy finish. Overall assessment - very solid imperial IPA. Great hoppiness. Will hold up to a spicy Mexican dish as well as Thai cuisine while keeping pace with a nice roasted pork. Certainly a must try for IPA lovers
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon, and hops. Taste is huge on hops and citrus, and a good deal of lemon that really goes well with the rest of the beer. Would be very happy to try this one again.