mensch (238) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. First glass poured clear, next with too much sediment. Nice orangey color. Aromas of citrus(orange not grapefruit,) carmel sweetness, and a little earthy/grassy note. Bracing bitterness, big malty flavor and alcohol. This is a really wonderful beer, but it’s a little too barley wine-ish, lacking the POW aroma, and less complex than the exemplars of the style. Call it a barley wine and throw a bottle in the cellar.
MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from NJ. Pours out a hazy medium copper color. Strongly sweet hoppy aromas and flavor. Lots of alcohol. Very thick and sweet. Quite disappointing.
mruss99 (1) - Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent aroma. Not much carbonation. Not as as much hops as I expected for an Imperial IPA but overall good flavor and definitely a drinkable beer.
JXP42 (2) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells more of alcohol than hops. Copper to orange color that leaves nice lacing around the glass. Taste is dominated by alcohol. Smooth at first, then a bitter alcohol comes across the palate. Overall, it's ok. Had it in a sifter from a 22oz bottle. It's not hateful, but not great.
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nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Oasis. Dark orange-brown body. Steady beige head. Intense hop aroma and some unrestrained alcohol. A little ruthless, unrestrained, piny. Not one I’d intentionally revisit, sort of an ugly beast. Oily, resinous, boozy.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange body that hold up a sticky mostly white head.
Aroma of citrus hops, juicy malt and a touch of alcohol.
The flavor starts sweet, then some bitterness comes across the tongue and then the sweetness finishes. Too sweet for my tastes in a IIPA.
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s in Chicago. Strong alcohol dominates both aroma and flavour. Overpowering hop bitter, a hop heads dream.
salvaticas (350) - - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Nice arome and classic IIPA taste, but a little unoriginal and a little overbearing.
jtclockwork (6932) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by John. Pours orange amber with off white head. Nose/taste of resin and malt. Syrupy. Medium to lighter bodied. Very plain.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle-offwhite head that laces-hazy amber. A-sweet pinapple/orange/pine, med malt-caramel. T-herbal/orange hop bite, peat/roasty/caramel-med malt. Lots of alcohol. Am Strong Ale on the nose, abrasive I2PA on taste.