onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a large foamy off-white head. Big nose of floral wet hops and some light acidity. Flavor was strongly bitter with some floral and lemony hops, though it comes back with a big note of caramel sugary backbone.
scarletfire65 (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at home. Hazy orange pour. The aroma is of tangerines, dried ginger powder, floral hops. Full bodied, low carbonation. Fresh fruity centennials dominate the palate, with a solid sweet malt base. Lots of fresh orange rind and perfumed floral hop flavors. The finish is long, bitter, and powerful, turning astringent after the swallow. Rather simple and one dimensional.
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Best by date on the side: 04/04/13. Different label than that in the picture. A clear amber pour with a thin beige head. Caramel, a nutty cereal graininess, wet cardboard, overly ripe pineapples, grapefruits, citrus rinds, and some pine dominate the aroma. Full-bodied, chewy, and rather syrupy on the way down. Caramel and a rich breadiness upfront taste-wise. Vanilla in the middle. Plenty of citrus rinds at the bitter end. A little spicy. Lots of warming alcohol throughout, though the 10% ABV is a tad unexpected.
Garbageman (468) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours golden and clear with small head. Aroma was a fruity lemon punch. Taste follows by adding a small sweet backbone and a clean bitter finish.
LinusStick (3002) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh. A very average IIPA. The only reason I agree with this beer being classified as an IIPA is the alcohol content. Aroma was slightly ginger, caramel malt and grass. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very thin and weak. It’s amazing how a beer with such a high ABV has such little flavor. To spin it in a positive direction, I’ll say this beer hides the alcohol well. Taste was thin, tinny and one dimensional. Earthy floral and spicy hops are there with a light maltiness. Medium carbonation.
odinstyr (604) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden-amber with a small white head. Smells of citrus & resin, sweet herbs. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - strong hops, definitely the focus here, with a light malt backing it up.
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Bitter taste, hop aroma. Light in color and carbonation. Good, but not my favorite.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a moderate frothy white head. Nose has a nice bit of floral hoppiness to it. Taste is a little bitter, but not overpoweringly so - this is balanced well. On of the better IIPAs I’ve had.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle. Ohhhh, grassy pine yumminess. Like a Dogfish 90 Minute that’s been sedated and refocussed. Grassy perfume scent with an astringent quality on the finish. Burnt orange pour, bronze middle, with a white head to ring. Medium bodied, silky feel with a fizz here and there. Grassy pine flavor to perfume to a bitter finish.
placey07 (1) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smelled delicious as soon as I popped off the cap. I poured it into a glass to enjoy it properly and get the full aroma. Nice amber color, very light and airy white foam on top. Very bitter taste. It has a strong sweet note when it hits the tip of your tongue, and a bitter finish on the way down, yet still smooth. Very strong at 10% ABV and got me buzzed rather quickly.