regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on-tap at Pinocchios in Media, PA. The beer pours a cloudy, hazy amber with a healthy two-finger, off-white head which dissipated to a coating. Lacing was ample and lasting. The nose is citrus, as you would expect (especially orange and grapefruit) but there were floral and pine notes as well as some pepper. The taste was sweet with honey, mango and peach predominating but with plenty of hop bitterness to balance it well. This single hop is not replete with one of those super bitter finishes. Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. There is very little hint of the 10% ABV, so beware. All-in-all, I liked this. Flying Dog has made a brew that was refreshing and I would go to it again.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a medium amber color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was tart perfume, vague fruity hops, floral hops and a bitter undertone. The flavor was tart and bitter with moderate floral and vague fruity hops. Long, bitter and fruity hop finish. Fairly full bodied. A bit muddled. Ok.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CAH: Aroma of hops, lemon, lime, dish-soap, and Sprite. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of citrus, lemon, lime, Centennial hops, and some crystal malt. Medium body. Slightly viscous, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, medium sweet, hop, pine, malt, citrus finish is lightly dry. 10%ABV is not noticeable at all.
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Paradiso Georgetown. Clear golden color, solid white head and lacing. Aroma of grass > pine. Taste of hops and scallions. Nice hoppy kick without being overpowering.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. I didn’t really enjoy this Imperial that much. The centenial just gave it too much bitterness and acidity and with nothing much else to cut it the beer just seemed flat and uninspiring.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet malt nose with some honey, lots of citrus. The taste is very sweet, moderately bitter, lots of honey and cotton candy, lots of grapefruit. Chewy.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 Draught pours a nice medium amber with a white head. There is some cloudiness to this brew. Aromas are of flowers, some light pine, and bitter citrus, lemon and grapefruit. There is a sweet taste that is very nicely balanced against the bitter hops. Palate is medium body and carbonation is medium with a nice long and mildly bitter finish. Overall, a really nice DIPA from Flying Dog.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light bread. Resiny medium-full body, some acidity.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First to rate. Tap at Churchkey for SAVOR week. The pour is clear orange with a small, white head leaving scant lace. Nose is salty and syrupy with orange candies and orange pancake syrup. Taste is fresh, oily, with some sharper citrus and saltiness. Pretty odd. Not a big fan.