OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle served in a snifter
Bottled on 1/4/13
A - Pours a clear brassy amber with a tight knit white head that retains well through the entirety of the glass. Pretty drops of lacing.
S - Sticky pine fills the nostrils, mandarin oranges, red grapefruit, dried stone fruit, pineapple, alcohol, has a bit of woody potpourri aroma as it warms up.
T - Sweet tropical and citrus fruit with mix of smooth green pine bitterness, mango and dried papaya stand out alot, candied lemon peels, the steely caramel malt has a cotton candy-like sweetness and rounds out very well. Finishes clean and semi dry with a green piney bitterness. The aftertaste consists of sweet citrus and thin caramel.
M - Very smooth feel, medium chewy body, micro carbonation, very nice mouthfeel.
A well crafted beer indeed. The aroma and feel are the beers strong points. A solid dose of hop flavor with just the right amount of bitterness. Citrus overtakes the pine as it warms, the malt is steely and sweet but has a lightness to it as well as a high quality character. I love every beer I’ve had from this brewery so far.
Serving type: bottle
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled @ Firestone Walker Tasting. Thank you! BBF 10/04/2015. Golden, creamy white. Nose is yeast, citrus, thick dough, honey. Taste is honey, medicinal, citrus peel, caramel, faint pine, decent yeast body. Prob. too old, too yeasty & not really my thing. Okayish. “Instructions were not clear, got penis stuck in bottle.”
ElManana (274) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with not much of a head. Aroma is citrus, pineapple, hops, honey. Taste is honey, sweet, brett?, hops. Great beer.
Justa (8) - - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer does not taste like it has that much alcohol in it. Great colour and aroma, really enjoying this beer.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2014. Gold color with a small head. Light piney aroma. Very potent bitterness. Light pine and grain flavor.
EdInSaltLake (652) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus/rind, bitter hop aroma; sweet malt. Similar citrus hop flavor, plus a lot of pepper. Sweet, light caramel malt; not as sweet as the aroma -- I assume because of the strong bitterness? Nice melon-like fruity aftertaste.
brewzntunez (7) - - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed On: (6/22/14):
*Glassware: IPA Tulip
*Serving: 22 oz
*Aroma: citrus, grapefruit, pine, tangerine, tropical fruits
*Appearance: Pale Amber with a four finger head. The head has tons of fizzy big bubbles. The head color is off-white. It slowly receded to two fingers of head. Lots of carbonation streaming up to the head is probably why it stayed the way it did. After consuming the beer, a minor amount of lace was left behind.
*Taste: Sweet malt upfront, citrus/grapefruit in the middle, and finishes off w/ a pine taste.
*Palate: Medium body, oily mouthfeel, lively carbonation on the tongue. Finishes off very dry and bitter.
*Overall: A well balanced and crafted Imperial IPA. It has the maltiness, bitterness, and dryness an Imperial IPA should have. An excellent offering from on of my favorite breweries.
slowrunner77 (5860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"i was told this is an imperial version of Union Jack, which I’ve yet to have, but now may have to find. another very solid entry into the IIPA catergory. sweet fruity estery pine aroma, bittersweet grapefruit flavor. decent body - similar a bit, but thinner than Hop Henge. good stuff, easily the best FSW beer I’ve had to date. 2/11 gotta up it a tenth after holding up so well to the other great dipas at the festival. overall up to a 9."
jflopsu (580) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber. Has a strong floral hop and caramel aroma. Has a sweet floral and citrus hop flavor with some pines and caramel. Finishes with a string bitter hop aftertaste.
hopwine (350) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Grapefruit, floral, pineapple, tangerine, dank/resin, cracker, honey, biscuit. Lingering grapefruit rind. Pretty perfect dipa that is burly but controlled.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent XXIPA. Hoppy aroma and peppery hoppyn bitterness. Some alcohol catches me off guard. Overall great beer and will have again. Oh BTW it was in 12 oz bottle