bhightow01 (44) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper-amber color with a medium head. Fresh hops aromas abount with notes of orange and pine bark and pine wood with some interesting honey sweetness. Pleasant, moderate bitterness with full hop and malt flavors are supported by a substantial body and a well-balanced alcohol character.
BrewHaMeister (310) - - NOV 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap poured clear copper with white head and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, toffee, spice. Medium bitter and boozy.
IslandHaole (1156) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
*Mahalo to my buddy Dean for bringing this to Hawaii from California!* Orange colored with big chunky eggshell head. Interesting aroma balanced with spicy aroma hops. Not the Pine/grapefruit hops you’d expect from a Left coast IPA. Chewy & thick with light carbonation, nice mouthfeel! Delicious beer with plenty of flavor, I’m getting Star Anise and Kaffir lime peel, like an exotic asian dish and then a sweet finish as if I’m chewing bubblegum. The alcohol sneaks up at the end and you feel it warming you once it hits bottom. Yep, I’m digging this one!
Kroney (230) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to snifter. Pours dark burnt orange with a frothy off-white head... heavy lacing. Aroma: big juicy hop nose with a massive burnt sugar malt backbone. Taste: hops try to come through big but give way to crystal malt. Great balance. But definitely not enough hop bitterness. Palate: big sticky finish. Phenomenal beer, just not enough hop forward to grade world class.
ccostoya (14) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A. resin, resin, resin, and then floral. kinda sweet
A. beautiful amber with a very fine head
T. The hops do they work. VERY bitter with medium sweetness, very enjoyable
P. Long bitterness
Just a really good Imperial IPA. It’s all about hops resins and boy, do they deliver!
ADfan (691) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a clean copper color with a nice head. Aroma of all the usual sweet citrus fruits along with some pine. Big hops up front, grapefruit and lemon zest. Followed up with some pine and resin. The bitterness provides a long tangy finish.
George999 (288) - Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle 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!
dexcansino (518) - Andalucía, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Una vez la echas en el vaso huele desde lejos a lúpulos cítricos y florales. La primera vez que la bebes es una bomba de amargor, pero que no persiste en el fondo. Notas a romero y caramelo. Bastante cuerpo. Le encantarán a los amantes de las ipas potentes y extralupuladas.
williamstome (1495) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-gold pour, small white head. Aroma is mild and grassy, flavor is of grass, caramel, and booze. Quite bitter, not terribly novel though.
OliverJ1990 (7) - - JUL 15, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nose: hops, malt, and nuts. Hints of apple
Taste: bitter! hoppy as hell- IBUs out the ying-yang on this one! The hops (Simcoe, Columbus, Amarillo & Cascade) come through very strong, but the great malts (Munich & Crystal) balance the beer perfectly.
If you buy this beer, you won’t regret it! Best enjoyed in a tulip glass with a bowl of kettlecorn/toffee covered peanuts
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really solid brew. Delicious flavor with a perfect pour. Aroma is hoppy and a bit citrus.