fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BC Liquors, Park Royale, West Vancouver
Golden color, clean, with small compact head.
The aroma is wonderful, immediate impact, plenty of fruits, mango mainly, peach, and a hint of passion fruit; followed by some zesty lemon and more traditional hop smell.
The mouthfeel is round bust also smooth and lean; very good malt flavor, sweet with elegance, not cloying nor hard, dynamic, with plenty of fruits and soft hop resins; strong bitterness, but you don’t even notice it.
Needless to say, the final is long, balanced and vibrant; still carrying the mango and peach forward.
It’s pricey, but it’s also a perfect Imperial IPA as I haven’t had in long time.
patricks110 (1212) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful fruity DIPA with a nice smack of tropical fruits and resinous pine. The pour is a bright caramelized golden straw with a thick white head that dies to a thin layer of dense bubbles. A fresh and floral hoppy nose with big resin and light spice notes as well as light tropical fruits and citrus fruits. A bit of astringent hop bitterness on the finish but a beautiful well balanced and supremely crafted hop flavour. Overall, just a great brew.
Pyobon (728) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Clear golden yellow with good white head. Lovely hop aroma with citrus, pine and stone fruit. Quite full bodied with almost syrupy feel and abundant fine carbonation. The flavour is very clever; it is dominated by interesting and pleasant hop tastes, but is not overwhelmed by bitterness. There is quite a strong caramel malt underpinning to the flavour which keeps things in good balance. A very drinkable high hop content high alcohol beer.
DrSilverworm (2716) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz bottle, from The Party Source. Clear orange yellow color. Thin white head, leaves little loose lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Bigger body. More dry finish. More sweet taste. Light piney hop, some citrus, light zest. OK, for me. Good.. But doesn’t taste fresh, you know? Epic, put dates on your bottles and solve these mysteries for us.
mgermani (967) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an extremely clear pale gold with an amazing caramel aroma, hints of bourbon, sweet citrus and watermelon. Pine. Brief head with poor retention and no lace. Sweet malt flavour, deep caramel with fruity hops with a touch of pine, also pink grapefruit and blood orange. Crisp thin body, good carbonation. Delicious!
DRummery (5) - Whangarei, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma, nice light colour, heaps of hop flavour without being unbalanced.
Gerbeer (859) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with large head that settles slowly leaving considerable lacing. Pleasant, full aromas of fruit, citrus, and pine. Flavors of lemons, resin, and pine. Long bitter finish. As advertised - overly hopped.
Nysa67 (14) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
How do the kiwis do it? this drop is quite delicious and equal to 8 wired and Tuatara breweries double IPA.
JHunter (626) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden amber colour with a medium size head. Nice floral hop aroma with a but of resin apat the end. Flavour is strong fruity hops decent bitterness overall good beer
reebtogi (3266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours a deep golden color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some rather nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild but pleasant with some tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is a citrus and pine hop bitterness with a malty and fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation. A well constructed brew that is quite tasty and highly recommended.