sethbreaker (175) - New York, Greater London, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet hoppy aroma, Sweet taste, Alcohol is well masked, slight malt with a big citrus hop finish. One of the best doubles I’ve had in a while.
gyllenbock (5914) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market - P Street, October 2011.
Clear medium copper with a medium white head. Very hoppy aroma and taste with resin, caramel, pine and citrus. Nicely balanced and with a great bitterness. I really liked this one!
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz. bottle from Candia Road Convenience) Pours hazy amber-orange with a finger or so of off white head. Big hoppy aroma - grapefruit and pine over vanilla. Mouthfeel smooth, medium-full, very lightly prickly, a bit sticky. Weepy dabs of lacing in the snifter. Flavor of big sweet grapefruit/citrus and lighter pine with vanilla and lighter caramel. Tasty, sweet and hoppy big IPA with lingering bitterness.
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, 9.5%. Good grassy aroma. Hazy golden colour. Very small white head. The flavour starts off powerful, alcoholic and hoppy. Caramelly and sweet. A bit of hop burn. Caramelly and sweet finish. Late hop bitterness. Gets a bit rough after a while, but a good beer.
kaser (4183) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Had it before in a bottle but enjoyed it much more in tap. Minimal head that hangs on the side of the glass, loved it. Perfect balance
agl108 (928) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Poured clear copper with off white head. Sweet, sugary nose. Flavor is of sweet candy sugar, citrus, rye, and a bit of spice. Syrupy. Finishes dry. Solid IIPA.
MPayne (13) - Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours with an golden orange color with a substantial frothy head that hangs around. The aroma is a little sweet with just a hint of the hops that are to come. The taste is slightly sweet with a hoppy bitter finish with a slight alcohol taste thrown in. A good hoppy beer.
evergreen0199 (2465) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, New York, NY. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Decent hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, grapefruit, yeasty, bitter, sweet. A quality Imperial IPA.
Jow (2764) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed a growler for Thursday night poker game. Taste is malty, grassy, grapefruit, and other IPA deliciousness. You get caramel, and citrus. Its kinda sweet and just hoppy enough. pretty decent although drinking an entire growler probably wasn’t good idea.
daleharshman (979) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar ($7.99). Pours a clear orange-amber color with one finger of creamy white foam that has excellent retention, (not dissipating at all!). Aroma of sharp hops (grapefruit, tropical fruit, earthy resin) along with a nice balancing caramel maltiness. The initial flavor of intense hoppiness (resin, pine, bitter grapefruit) is soon followed by a good deal of honey-caramel malts and a hint of alcohol. Both lingering bitterness and sweetness lead to a pleasant finish. A very good and finely balanced DIPA. (466, 619)