zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Poured from bottle into a DFH/SN IPA glass. Pours a clear golden color with a very thick fluffy slightly off white head with some lacing. Moderate aroma that is a balance of malty sweetness with a hoppy bitterness. Complex taste that is not overwhelming like some other Imperial IPAs. Slight bite upfront but then changes to the sweetness from the caramel malts but then fades with a different hop profile on the aftertaste. Some notes of pine and pineapple on the hop notes. Very well balanced between hops and malts, especially for any variety of IPA. Not taste of alcohol even though 8% ABV. Very well carbonated, not too sharp; clean mouthfeel. Would very a nice sipping beer outside in the summer by the pool.
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Gold with suspended sediment. Aroma of spices, yeast, caramel, hay, funky sour. Taste is the same. Dry finish
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Very slightly hazy amber body with a creamy light tan head.
Aroma: Caramel malts with a touch of grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Sweet caramel and toasted malts are balanced by orange, pine and floral notes. Bitterness is light to moderate.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a bit of a let down, nothing about this stands out. Itís easy to drink, but I canít think of any reason I would buy this.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear orange, very nice lasting head that throws a great lace, I suppose from the wheat content. Aroma is lightly of greenish citric hops, faint caramel malt. Flavor is a match, Malt sweetness, a hint of grain, followed by balancing bitterness. Hop character is remarkably subdued, slightly earthy in nature. Really lovely balance. I wish the hop flavors had been more assertive, but this was a very nicely made beer. Probably better than this score indicates.
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber @ Kajís. Pours clear amber with a nice off white head leaving lace. Aroma is malty grassy floral fruity lightly piny and caramel sweet. Flavor is similar to aroma, malty whetay light nicely bitter well fruity citric some caramel. Good malty hoppy finish.
Braudog (5578) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Attractive pour ... crystal clear, pure amber, with a nice rocky head of gurgling foam. Not much aroma here, and the beer drinks with a suspiciously easy-going style ... exceptionally smooth, smacking with just a friendly little quota of earthy, green hoppiness, and just enough alcohol burn to make you wonder whether this might be high gravity, but not enough to convince you that it is. This is a delicately assembled brew, thatís for sure! (#5041, 5/27/2013)
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft @ the house of Nobi .. . pours out a mild gold .. . low foam, only spots of lacing .. . grainy mouthfeel .. . old leaves, dirt, grass, and wig hair .. . light mouth .. . not much going on here .. . . Pollen counts around trophy presentations are notoriously high.
TheGB (500) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dogfish Head in Gaithersburg. Pours golden with a lasting head. Aroma of citrus and grass. Nice taste of fruit, citrus. Acidity makes it nice palate cleansing. Donít know if it has the hops for a double IPA, but nice.
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle shared by Mike Memorial Day Sunday. Poured a nice looking syrupy but mostly flat honey orange body under a large rocky mostly white head. Aroma is sweet, notes of honey and some dough, homey topped bread, flowers, grassy hops. Palate is a little flat with a medium body and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is the same as the aroma, dry toast, honey, flowers, grassy hops, some orange notes as well. Not bad but nothing that needs to be in a 750ml bottle.
Terminus (3220) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Sampled at Hoppy Monk February 2013.
Pours lightly hazy orange with a very small fizzy white head. nose is wack-plums, citrus (old), fig, sugary hops lite medicinal character. flavors of sweet fruit, resin, hops, lite honey, fig, vanilla and sweet lite alcohol kick long into the finish. a double ipa you say? hmmm doesnt seem anything like that. maybe the bottle has a bit of age on it. however, the bar claims it came in shortly before purchase. finish has lingering alcohol heat, resinous hops. not a bad beer perse but not great either, especially the high price tag.