Finhead (1603) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, orange-copper with a small white head. It has a hoppy citrus aroma that matches the hoppy bittersweet taste. The medium body has a slick, oily texture with average carbonation. There is some alcohol warmth in the smooth finish.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Strong aroma smelling of floral and bittering hops. Taste: Definite hop notes, but comes across like there was extract used. If not extract, then maybe this is just a skunked batch. Initial taste was pretty good, but as the glass went on, I realized that I will not be drinking this again.
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber body. Fairly hazed. There’s a definite hoppiness here, but there’s something almost like you’d expect from an extract homebrew here.
bconch (356) - - AUG 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taken from old notes. Predominately malt forward, hops are hidden. Too much malt that leads to a sweet, syrupy flavor. Too sweet for a DIPA for my liking.
jbruner (3928) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with white head and little to no lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus, and slight yeasty malt. Taste is all hops, with a bitter bite afterwards. Decent, but the only thing making it a DIPA is the abv, which is surprisingly well hidden.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared this with some of my wife’s family. At first when I tasted it. I wasn’t overly impressed. Very weak and poorly implemented hop character. Malts were fine albeit heavy handed. This just never came together as a great imperial IPA. It was drinkable though. Not upleasant. I’d drink it again. Lacking in good specific character.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden pour. Slightly cloudy. Smells of hops and citrus. Hops and yeast overwhelm citrus taste. Some pine and honey. Slightly bitter. Can really only drink one but jot too bad
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Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with a cm of white head. Aroma is oxidized hops and yeast with sweet autolyzed englishy notes. It’s sweet with a bit of citrus and a lot of solventy alcohol- almost as much like a mixed drink as an IIPA. Cloying, but not horrible, with generic hop bitterness. Nothing distinct.
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at ccb, poured a golden orange color, aromas are mostly hops, light citrus, light pine, with some malt comming through. Flavors are same with a light caramel thrown in. Not the style that I love, but ok beer overall.
rubbishystuff (2300) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 Thanks to Randy for this. I’m going to go against the grain on this one and say I liked this beer. It is not a hop bomb at all. It is hoppy but it is subdued a but the sweetness of the malt. Very smooth and drinkable for the strength. Placed in the American Strong ale category it might have done a little better. Strangely refreshing for such a strong beer. Serving: Bottle