dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Due South. Very hoppy with a dry finish. Got a good amount of malt backing with slight citrus in the flavor.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5961) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a dark orange-toffee color with a medium sized fluffy yellow-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy with notes of pine, pineapple and tobacco. The flavor was sweet and tart with fruit cocktail, pineapple, sour caramel, a hint of tobacco and a moderate bitterness. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
PhillyBeer2112 (2689) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its a bit much. Big chewy IPA heavy on resinous piney hops assaulting your palate. The nose is enjoyable. It looks good in the glass but in the end, its just a big overdone bomb.
MartinT (8821) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Hefty honeyed malts and simple resinous hops construct an almost Barley Wine-like tangent to Imperial IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the shiny amber.
-The mouthfeel is quite heavy for the style.
-Hops manage to build floral and orangey allusions at times.
-This is a clean brew, but the malts mostly share residual sugars and the hops mostly develop plain resins. Not the kind of flavour brightness I look for in the style.
PorterPounder (6705) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Whole Foods - 12 oz can. Medium orange pour, slight haze, silky snow white head. Heavy spruce bent to the aroma, hint of pineapple fruitiness. Bold IPA flavor,strong citrus bitterness backbone, some trailing caramel sweetness, just a touch pineapple fruitiness to mix it up a but. Thickish, rich mouthfeel.
Ktwse (3157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange amber with fairly tall white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, floral notes, perfume, not as strong as the Category 4 but still dominating the nose. Taste is resinous, floral, bitter but with more caramel backbone and quite a bit of zest. Body is light to medium, smooth, with average carbonation.
UDBeernut (2373) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate bitterness, mild pine resin notes, some citrus and citrus zest. Medium to full body with a dry finish.
Kroney (252) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BIF project 2. Appearance: beautiful hazy orange/gold, thin off-white head. Aroma: massive bread malt, caramel malt dominant. Maybe some floral/tropical fruit aromas trying to creep through. Taste: candied tangerine tries to come through but it’s quickly shoved to the side by the huge malt imbalance. Palate: good carbonation allows the palate to catch everything... Just too much malt characteristic. Good beer. Not great. Would drink again, but wouldn’t seek out out.
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Citrus, some tropical fruits, and caramel.
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Total Wine, North Miami, Florida, USA. A hazy orange/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, grapefruit, pine aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, grapefruit, pine, slightly sweet with a slightly bitter end. An excellent DIPA from Florida.
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - pours reddish amber white head - nose and taste of resin, malt and citrus - medium body