hivemind (768) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Pony w James. Fresh pine aroma, fresh pine palate. Tons of fresh hop. A quintessential imperial IPA. Straight-forward, bold.
tmoreau (2933) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap and snifter served at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a clear & bright golden color, creamy, off white head foam, and a band of clingy lacing at the rim that broke up somewhat as the liquid decreased. The aroma was expressive pine and citrus as orange & pungent grapefruit, smooth malt and complementary sweetness. Medium+ body, some creaminess to the mouthfeel, warming alcohol from the start, medium, earthy, tanniny, lingering astringency, and decent malt content to balance described the flavor. The finish offered some sweetness, but was mainly bitter, crisp, and dry. Very impressive!
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear gold with rocky white head. Nice lace. Big hoppy nose of orange, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor follows with just a touch of caramel malt. A little soapy and perfumey. Big bitterness. Light mouthfeel. Good drinker for DIPA.
uhclem (393) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! This one is definitely a keeper. Iím not a huge fan of DIPAís, mainly because the alcohol takes over. But this is a beautifully crafted ale. The alcohol only makes its presence known late into the finish.
fsbw21086 (348) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well done. Menu was actually very vague and didnít list much about this beer, and it was on tap. Aroma of clean fresh hops. Medium-heavy bodied and very tasty and drinkable. Smooth smooth smooth. I actually didnít even know this was an imperial until I looked it up afterwards.
Sregnar35 (1023) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours straw with a thick creamy head. Aroma is light hops, with a sweetness. Flavor is tart, nice and sweet and very boozy.
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ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a thick, rocky head that rapdily dissipates. Aroma has lots of grapefruit, floral, orange peel, grass, big caramel maltiness, and biscuit. Taste has lots of complex malts, honey, caramel, grapefruit, and bittering hops. Medium bodied with a nice hop kick. Light carbonation. Very drinkable for 9% abv.
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a bright amber with a slightly off-white head. Fresh citrus and pine aroma with honey and caramel. Strong, resinous pine and citrus hops, touches of tropical fruit, some sweetness. Very fresh and tasty.
icky09 (14) - - JUN 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A perfect example of an American double IPA, citrusy floral aromas medium bitterness. Measure others by this.
Wayfarer58 (4) - Koosbusch, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An intense grapefruit, citrus and slightly floral aroma. Golden straw in color, and a very well-balanced body and bitterness. This beer showcases the cascade hop very well, and the fruity hop flavor is really representative of what an American IPA should showcase. Win.
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