KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a lightly cloudy golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that diminished slowly, down to a large puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was pleasantly sweet with light grain malts, citrus and floral hops and a mild earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and tangerine), tropical fruit (mango, pineapple and papaya) and a very light hint of alcohol.
The taste started out lightly sweet with notes of caramel and citrus, but quickly became moderately bitter with a bold fruitiness and a strong alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted for a nice long time following the swallow, with a hoppy alcohol taste left lingering on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a creamy, dry texture and a carbonation that was a subdued medium in intensity.
Overall this is a really tasty and well balanced IPA. I don’t know if it is the rice that made the difference, but it is put together exceptionally well making it a very enjoyable drinking experience... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours gold with a thick white head. Big malty aroma with a touch of bitter hops. Taste is malty, with mild hop bitterness, piney. More malt than hops, not my kind of dipa.
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Homer321. Best before 7-16-14. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Leaves decent splotches of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good citrus, pine notes to the flavor. Not too bitter or resiny. Bready, lightly peppery malt. Moderate bitter taste. More dry finish. Solid, balanced stronger IPA.
RRistow12 (229) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from draft. Pours a clear gold with white head. Good lacing. Strong citrus hop aroma with some pine notes. Orange and grapefruit notes. Taste is more pine. Less citrus taste than the aroma but still present. Good malt backbone. Nice even bitterness throughout. Great Imperial IPA.
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VALIS (222) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My bottle is about 14 months old, but was stored well in a dark indoor location, so I think it did nicely. The label says "WILD RICE" in big letters, but it smells and tastes like a typical quality IPA to me, particularly in the abundance of citrus. Very attractive hazy gold color. Drinks incredibly smoothly for a DIPA. Really like this one. Next time I’m in Jersey I’m going to need to buy more.
coyforce (579) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid brew. Flavor is hoppy and sweet. Pour is a nice yellow color with a thin white head. Aftertaste is light grains.
hfmejias (671) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, golden, nice white head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts and citrus fruits, some pine in there too. Taste of caramel with a very nice hoppiness and citrus notes, dry, clean finish. Great DIPA, enjoying the heck out of this one.
njnut (210) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured in pint glass on draft. Aroma was a nice balance of malt and citrus. The taste also was balanced between the two without being a citrus blast. Carmel and some nuttiness with citrus and some pine in the finish. Glasses came with some white head that did not last long. Med body, med co2. Refreshing and enjoyable.
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazed gold pour, soapy white head. Aroma is perfumey and tropical fruit, some earthy hops. Flavor is quite unique and tasty. Loads of tropical fruit, citrus, kumquats, herbal. Badass.
revolution2718 (209) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with a finger o head. Nose is lemon, citrus, grassy, pine. Taste is very citrus, fruity, some hop taste, balanced, grapefruit skin on the finish. Very light and drinkable. Ugly, but all around taste and drink ability are good.
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