bhensonb (10162) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a few bubbles. Aroma of barley wine brown sugar with some floral hop. Med body. Mild carb. Flavor is subdued brown sugar with floral and tropical fruit hops on top. Itís pretty smooth, it doesnít show heat, and it has a lot of hop. Itís not NW hoppy, but itís very hoppy. Itís really very, very tasty.
PorterPounder (5095) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Liquor Loft - 500 ml. Pours a very dark orange, slightly murky with a rocky off-white head. Pleasant fragrant aroma with the requisite spruce and some odd meaty notes when you sniff really hard. Flavor is bittersweet with some bitter citrus, some nectarines, a bit of mint, some chewy dates and an odd bit of smokiness that is reminiscent of the meaty smell found in the aroma. Nice sticky, thick mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on 8/6/2011, This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 50cl bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity, sweet and tropical. A medium bodied Double IPA. The malts are fruity, caramel, and tropical. The hops are somewhat muted, somewhat herbal and citrusy. Mild carbonation. This is a weird beer, there is something else going on here and I canít quite figure it out. I am not sure I like it, whatever it is. May not be a good traveler. From other reviews it sounds like it a way better beer closer to home. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Drake (7831) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 4/29/11. Pours a clear copper with a medium frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big citrus and floral hops with a malty finish. The taste is citrus and resiny hops with some candied citrus and toffee. Medium-full bodied. A bit on the sweet side, but quite good.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... light copper with a dark orange hue, light tan head rises about three fingers stays awhile... nose is really light, pineapple with bready sugar cookie, ok, wish more was going on... the taste is light too, sweet pineapple malt water, sweet overall and easy to drink, no hops, alcohol totally hidden... good one to get you messed up quick, but donít get it expecting a typical di[pa
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Let me begin by saying the bottle I drank made itís way all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Since this is a DIPA the hops bailed a long time ago. Therefore this is not fair representation this ale. I need to revisit it again in a Swedish bar....
dcschiller (2195) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle from Bruery Provisions). Pours dark copper color with small tan head. Aroma had some bread, caramel and muted citrus. Taste was semi-sweet with barely perceptible bitterness. Medium bodied with oily texture. Unpleasant finish. This bottle had to be past its prime and it was not very good.
Lowe1983 (1317) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, floral hops, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is the same with just a little bit of some alcohol warming. Not too much carbonation on this either.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half liter bottle pours clear copper with thin tan head. The aroma offers up green herbal like earthy shrubbery hops followed by orange hard candy, some cherry candy and dried tangelo. Hmm. The taste has a double edged sword of bitter citrus as well as firm orange, tangelo and cherry like dried fruitiness. The citrus, herbal, green and spicy hop bitterness builds into the finish. Wow! Sweet hard candy and some decent yet inadequate (to match the sweet hop flavor notes) layers of hop bitterness. Cool brew.
JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear orange copper pour, with a thin white head. Malt, orange peel, citrusy hops, yeast, fruity, and light caramel sweetness. Moderately interesting for a DIPA, but I wouldnít drink it again.