el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked this one, seemed less hoppy then other ipa’s. The malt seemed a little more prevalent. Enjoyed the heat from the high abv, but for an imperial I was looking a little more for the hop punch in the mouth and it never showed up. I will buy again as I really like drakes, but will remember that this is an imperial that is more balanced with the malt, not just an all out hop blitz.
ibrubeer (287) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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 (20952) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 (5493) - 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 (9709) - 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.
gkeh (415) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Copper color, fluffy white head, phenomenal lacing. Aroma is sweet fruits, mango, peach, some light dankness. Taste is similar with a medium body. Delicious.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at salthorse. Pours deep amber, nose is toffee, crystal malt, citrus, little smoky, rich, bitter, sweet malts, dry.
cgarvieuk (20766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at salt horse.... Copper... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet caramelised toffee fruit nose... Sweet fruit... Big caramelised fruit... Soft fruits
Eripe323 (63) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from VilleValla Pub. Pours a dark orange tone with white head. Medium to high carbonation. Smells of malts and grassy tones. Tastes of grass, malts and some earthly tones. Dank. Too much bitterness to be enjoyable.
Andrew196 (1358) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-amber, clear, lingering white head. Aroma is resin, orange zest, alcohol and honey, big. Nice balance on the tongue...fresh bready malts, piney hops, great beer...big but didn’t get greedy.
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Full bitterness that smashes you in the face, citrussy fruits, good beer.