b33r (679) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright clear gold color with small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is rich with citrus fruit notes and hops. Flavor is very good, with strong citrus, grapefruit bitterness and balanced amber earthy malts.
Scouser (242) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden copper colour with a little white lacing and no head. Aroma of pine and lemon. Like a lot of beers it tastes like it smells. Pine and lemons it’s a real palate wrecker, but it’s pretty good.
TattooJack (117) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber to a pint glass, I am a big fan of the Firestone products and this did not disappoint. This one was hop filled, dry but in a mouth watering sort of way, and I had a hard time believing it is 9.5% until I caught a nice buzz from just a bomber.
Salmoniform (836) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from tap to glass. Golden hue with creamy white head that settled. Aroma is pine, caramel, tangerine, grapefruit. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by a nice hop bitterness. Overall this is a great ipa.
fishonmyplane (465) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
High ABV, even for a DIPA. It seems dominated by resin hops and the flavor is a bit muddled, with less citrus than I would like. Good but not great... lacking subtlety.
77ships (4164) - 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 (277) - 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 (4483) - 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 (658) - 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 (12) - - OCT 15, 2014
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.