Nickls (1703) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Release #4, Bottle. Hazy amber-orange body with a thin white head with some decent lacing. Honey, resin, grapefruity hops and a touch of toffee. Bit sweeter than I expected in the aroma, and the maltiness overshadows the grapefruity and resinous hop profile. The hops are there, and some warming alcohol shows up in the finish. Medium to heavier body that nears cloying.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap-pours real pale orange with a nice soapy white head., nose is sweet citrus hops, almost too sweet. cloying at times. wow, big sweet hop flavors here much like the nose would suggest and not much to dry it out. lots of floral and citrus with some alcohol kick on the end. long finish of sweet citrus and lingering heat. not bad but not great needs to be drier with some more bittering hops.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, Release #4) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, orange, florals, and toffee. Flavor of orange, caramel, resin, pine, and toffee with a dry, bitter finish.
kylefleeger (102) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this beer at Whole Foods Chandler thanks to James and John (aka the Sons of Thunder) The beer pours a light orange and is extremely cloudy. The aroma on the beer smells strong of orange, and lemon, it is such a strong smell it is almost sour. I enjoy it. The beer tastes like it smells, with a strong upfront citrus hops characteristic that cascade and leave a nice dry bite at the end. The lacing on the glass is beautiful and I really enjoyed this beer. One of the better Imperial IPA’s to come to AZ for the first time this year. It compares favorably to Mongo from Port and Idiot from Coronado.
CaraCurtis (110) - Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I find that I really enjoy the taste of this beer. The front and end taste on the palate of this beer part is very pleasant, translating to the length that this beer lingers on the palate. The smell and taste are both pretty strong.
gvmdw7 (180) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy orange with off-white head. Smells hoppy - pine, but also has a strong sweet smell of the body. Tastes malty and bitter, with a light taste of citrus - lemon, and an alcohol burn. Not nearly enough hoppiness for an imperial
ben4321 (3335) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 9/5/11, Release #5
Aroma: The nose is orange, grapefruit, grass, and a subtle pine/resin component
Appearance: The pour is a cloudy orange color with small white head and good lacing
Flavor: The taste is balanced, medium sweet, citrusy, with a medium bitterness to it as well
Palate: The mouthfeel is slightly sticky, with a medium (leaning full) body, and a fairly dry finish
Overall, I found this to be a decent DIPA. In this style, I would prefer that the pine/resin be a touch more prominent, but it was there. I would still say that this was a solid beer though, just not a top notch example of this style.
beerbastard (604) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoyed this. Citrus nose with tropical notes of mangos and pineapple.
balanced aromas. Malt and hop flavors blend well with the bitterness taking a background with some alcohol rounding out the balance. Clean finish with some burn.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange from tap with a thin white head. Fair amount of pine sol on the nose. Resiny notes on the tongue. It seems to hide it’s 10% fairly well. Not bad.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Semi clear orange pour with a big foamy white head. Aroma is dominant pine resin. Taste is pine and citrus, well balanced but certainly a bold hop profile. Really good stuff.