FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Dark orange-red color with a medium sized off-white head. Heavy candied citrus and light piney and floral hop characters in the aroma. Heavy vegetal and medicinal pine hop flavors dominate, some sweet and ruddy malt underneath. Harsh residual hop elements in the finish, medium-heavy and drying.
PugUglyBrewer (191) - - OCT 11, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, the appearance is pristine gold with a shiny copper hue. The head of foam is a soft heavanly cloud of pillowy white bubbles. The aroma opens up deliciously dank with fresh, slightly sweet citrus hops cutting through sweet cereal and grain highlighted with some tropical fruitiness resembling papaya and pineapple. On the taste, I get caramel malt in conjunction with sweet cereal. A light pineapple character develops from the grain. A smooth piney dry finish balances the sweetness out. The alcohol is hidden well. An easily top 5 favorite all time IPA.
Lonick (1526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @Salt Horse, Edinburgh (rating back-log some time over the last six months). Pours red/copper with a white head. Nose is grapefruit, star anise. Taste is fruity up front but then a big bitter finish.
chadski (77) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet aroma with a molasses and caramel flavor. Hoppy bitterness is not very present. Palate is medium body. Nothing to overtly make this stand out from the crowd, but very respectable.
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Ron (3612) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Cannery row at Monterey with Kara, Andy and Patty. The pour is clear blond with a rusty red hue, the aroma is Carmel with toffee and hop notes, the taste is strong hops a little spice and a sweetness like Carmel, the mouthfeel is medium to full, overall a strong imperial ipa!
Iphonephan (6257) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Flavors of Tropical fruits. Bitter finish.
Cokemonkey11 (537) - - SEP 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg, half American pint. Pours medium pale amber with a thin tan head subsiding average. Scent is nothing. Taste is medium light cream and quite sweet. Surprising. The grass and cream are light. Vanilla. Dry. Great.
ibrubeer (306) - Omaha, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Marriott SFO. Aroma is light citrusy hops. Color is clear dark amber with a white head that quickly dissipates, but has OK lacing. Pleasant bitterness with a little citrus, and a pretty strong malty backbone to balance. Full bodied. Didn’t taste as strong as it was to me. Very good DIPA!
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma has pine resin, light fruit. Taste is bittersweet resiny fruit. Very tasty.
PhillyCraft (5902) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Reddish gold color. Small sample at Capones. Notes are so boozy and sweet with dark fruit, perfume malt, marshmallow and aggressive heat. Medium to fuller body. I couldn’t finish the splash I was given
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Capone’s and Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy straw with frothy, off-white head. Nose is perfumy florals, tangerine, pineapple, hops Tastes hoppy, malty, somewhat cloying, with perfumy florals, pineapple, tangerine.