MiP (13516) - 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 (2540) - 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 (780) - 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 (1942) - 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 (2016) - 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 (885) - 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)
Ernest (6157) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent, moderately alcoholic.
The aroma is certainly to style for American IPAs, but it’s remarkably one-dimensional. Resinous green hops not much else. The usual suspects in the mouth, too...citric, astringent, and quite bitter. This doesn’t really do anything wrong, but it’s the same as hundreds of other American renditions. I guess it’s too much to ask for something unique in this style, but one can dream.
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 40°. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and a thin head. Aroma is big citrus with a grassy back note. It has a medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor comes out with a bold citrus taste (they nail it in there description with tangerine), then a bit of malt shows with a faint sweet feel and a big bitter bite on the end. In the after taste the citrus hangs as the bitterness peaks. Overall its a very good Imperial IPA just leans a little too much on the citrus for my taste.
Bricks (584) - Delaware, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2011 Smells strong of piney notes. Good head on the appearance. Very hoppy taste, almost grapefruit. Very good IPA.