iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hops. Right up my alley. Thx Chris. Could drink this all day...or at 10% until I pass out.
GSH1976 (233) - Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear, golden color with some white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is mainly hops with aromas of citrus (grapefruit) and pine. I am not noticing much in the way of malt. Taste is what one would expect from the aroma. The bitterness is there but not overwhelming and the sweetness is subdued. Overall the beer is clean and crisp with a body that is light for the style but it works. The alcohol is hidden very well and I would never expect the abv was 10%. That is not the case with many of the high abv beers I have had from Flying Dog which in my opinion did not mask the alcohol well at all. I have been underwhelmed by most offerings from this brewery but this beer is excellent and I look forward to purchasing it again.
pras (540) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It helps to try a beer hours after it was kegged. This might be my favorite of the single hop IPA series to date. Aroma was huge of citrus and nice head. Flavor was huge also, in balance with the malt. Flavors of citrus most notably grapefruit. Finished with a nice bitterness. Alcohol was nicely hidden by the malt. Nice beer.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, strong example of how to make a big beer without being heavy. Pours gold with white head and significant lacing. Smell is piney and bitter. Palate is exactly the same (duh, same hops) and very refreshing. Leaves your tongue buckled, exactly what I want from an IPA.
BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich gold with slight haze. Loose carbonation with a strong orange pine flavor. Tastes of sweet toasted cereal malts and tangerine/orange back notes. The bitter is long lasting and masks the alcohol.
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another fine IPA by Flying Dog. This one is a little stronger than the Farmhouse IPA and darker in colour. Also tastes heavier. Citrus and hops come through very well. Nice smell. Very good IPA.
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is fruity and floral perhaps a hint of resin/pine fairly strong...looks right a clear amber orange with solid creamy white head..taste bitter with a piney/floral quality upfrontand candylike malts secondary and less in proportion..medioum bodied and fairy dry on the palate with a bitter dry finish..nice and refreshing for an "imperial"
bigguns22 (737) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One bad ass ipa. If it has a down side it the aroma witch is great just a little lite. Amber in color with a white head small to medium in size. A ton of flavor and hops but not to bitter. Starts out a little sweat with a lot of hops and spruce and citrus. At 10% abv 2 will get you fired up.
GMCC2181 (1558) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via SL.. Poured aggresive into a pint glass. Big rocky head that stuck around. Nose is bready and orange peels. Taste is like orange juice.. Very fruity orange. Not bitter but has a really nice hop character. Light bready maltiness to help balance it out. Body is light, very pale ale like... not like a DIPA... Very drinkable for a ten percenter... no trace of alcohol. Overall: Very enjoyable
jcos (1710) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on September 19, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a nice cloudy orange with faint white head.
Aroma: Nice amount of grapefruit in the nose.
Taste: Medium bitterness, faint pine, grapefruit, nice balance.
Palate:Medium, smooth, an aftertaste but one that isnít around forever.
Summary: Iíd have to look at my ratings of the others in this series, but I really enjoyed this. Hoppy but not overbearing, well made.