TonyDiUlio (640) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had while sitting outside watching softball. pour was a nice bodied gold with lasting head that laced well. Aroma was full of sweet pine hops and mild fruits. Flavor was an awesome balance of hops, hops, and hops. There were also hints of very citrusy fruits like grapefruit. Awesome brew.
solidfunk (1822) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is four months old but still excellent. Pours clear golden with pillowy head of foam and good lacing. Drinks with excellent balance overall - fruity head on the top with apple, tangerine and some perfumy florals. Malt has some presence as well. Finishes bitter with a little sourness. Great slick and creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Bottle.
KegOstertag (72) - - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from tulip poured from bomber. Aroma - very nice citrus aroma from hops. Appearance - beautiful golden orange with nice carbonation and froth. Taste - very nice. Buttery and caramel with citrus hops. Palate - some sulfure/burnt mouthfeel. Not my ideal. Overall - good ipa. Still not my favorite besides the hype but tasty overall
jmlynchaz (8) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrus (grapefruit) & pine aroma. Medium bitterness for the style. Medium body. Very drinkable for the ABV.
Doofgoblin (131) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is great. It has a strong hop aroma of citrus, stone fruit, piney, and faint scallion. Taste is a good malt backbone with lots of hop character and only a smidgen of booze. Finish is dry, crisp, and complex. Certainly a double worth trying.
Miked1687 (223) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Poured into ipa glass. Orange golden pour with a thick white head. Smells huge on grapefruit with orange rind and pine. Malty finish in the nose. Tastes citrus and grapefruit with a sweet malty middle and a bitter hop finish.
Pyrmir (1217) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @CBC13. Hazy dark orange with big white head. Aroma of pine, oak, grass, citrus, malt and caramel. Taste is crispy and sweet; grapefruit, grass and lots of citrus. Very nice beer
EtTuCthulhu (399) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma of this beer is quite hoppy (floral, resin, and citrus hops to be specific), and the appearance combines a clear orange color with a large white head. The taste was very well balanced between a medium bitterness and a mild sweetness, and the mouthfeel combines a bitter finish, medium body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation.
max.shelton (14) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great imperial IPA, arguably one of the best there is. I will take this beer over a Hopslam, Hopwallop, Nugget Nectar, or anything similar, but I think that the style is overrated. The nose on this beer is one of the most recognizable I’ve experienced (with regards to the Imperial IPA style, anyhow) because the drinker gets less citrus and grapefruit peel notes but a bit more pine and malt, which (thank God) differs from most imperials (which this rater contends pretty much all taste the same with little variation). As a server, if someone wants something hoppy, this is my go-to beer because it is damn good.
SlackerMads (533) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear yellow with a thick good lacing white head. Smells juicy and crisp with pine, bread and biscuit. Same notes in the aroma with some mango and peach. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Medium to full body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Crisp, smooth, balanced and hides the alcohol really well.
phildorsey (122) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
1 Pint 6 oz. Bottle. Pours golden/bronze, thick frothy head, which last relatively long. Aroma is hoppy with light citrus flavors, which is surprising for this beer. Thought it would have a more complex aroma. Taste is however on the spot. IBU are very high, seems higher than 100 and the alcohol content is noticeable but welcoming. The Palate is a blaze with life, carbonation is lively. Overall: Excellent Beer, a true craft beer champion.