jbruner (3828) - 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 (2080) - 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 (5253) - 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 (2238) - 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
mansquito (5041) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Total Wine, Chantilly 12oz ($3ish): Pours a light orange with a white head. Aroma is a whole bunch of hops and a hint of a whole lot of booze. Taste is unbalanced. It is extremely bitter and hopforward (though certain beers like Palate Wrecker or Terrapin Hopzilla beat it by a long shot in that regard). However, the hops are not the problem. The problem is with everything else. The backbone is just unbalanced, the booze can be tasted, and the beer is somewhat of a muddled mess.
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: I´m confused! This beer is GREAT? Why the low ratings? Please write. Extremely complex, full hop character, great aroma, profile continously changes, finish is awesome. Loved it. Food Pairing: Margarita Pizza.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, deep golden color, above average head, aroma is sweet and malty, very little hoppiness or floral aroma present for an IPA. Taste is initially sweet and caramelly that turns more bitter. Body is average, not active on the palate, long astringent aftertaste. High alcohol content very evident. Was expecting better but overall very average beer.
pumpmaster (1352) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle at beer tasting in Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for Craft Beer Week. Very good!