ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured about a half finger worth of head which left nice thick and messy lacing on the sides of the glass. Color is a very clear copper. Aroma is heavy on the floral and slightly resiny hops, with a little bit of buttery sweetness as well. The taste has a rich bouquet of floral hops, with some floral and earthy hops making an appearance on the aftertaste. The backbone has a fair bit of malts, which give this a strong taste of dough-like sweetness which balance out the otherwise strong hops. A superb example of the style.
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at founders beer dinner at the iron Abbey. Hoppy, bitter, citrus, little bit if sweetness. Strong aftertaste.
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shoutout to my main man AwYeh for this. Poured a sap brown, with a touch of orange; average amount of pillowy white head formed and didnít retain well. Aroma was strongly floral more than any citrus or bitter hop smell. Did get some grapefruit and orange, overall really nice nose. Taste is similar, with no overload of hops, a great amount of citrusy sweetness that balances the bitterness perfectly. Malt is quite nice as well in the background. Has a great weight in terms of palate which makes you want to keep drinking this.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Hazy unfiltered orange brown color. Could not get a good head on this not matter how hard I tried. That said, not much retention or lacing.
4.5 S: Really nice aroma. Big citrus smell. Pineapple sticks out like a muthafucka, something Iíve never experienced in an IPA. Also some grapefruit and floral hops. Gonna have to dry-hop with Centennial sometime. Malt character is sweet.
4.0 T: Damn good taste. Not overloaded with hop flavor (which is what I usually like) but just so well balanced it doesnít matter. Pineapple flavor isnít there, but the grapefruit is along with some other citrusy tones. Bitter on finish. Malts lend a sweet balance.
4.5 M: Medium-heavy body. Clean and crisp, yet very silky.
4.0 D: Very good. Hopefully one day I can get another bottle and a head will form.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-27-2009 03:51:11
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted on tap at the brewpub. Pours amber. Taste of decent malt, balanced well with some mild hops. Good IPA, but nothing earth-shattering.
edwardbass (723) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite IPAs. Very nice hop bitterness, but not as strong as some others. A nice sessionable IPA that doesnít overwhelm on the bitterness and is very well balanced.
erickomosa (68) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely a cool ipa. Really nice hop aroma, piney and slick, made even slicker by the caramel in the nose. Taste follows: grass, resin, caramel, citrus without the acidity. Dry resiny finish. Subtle and well-balanced.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Taco Mac, dirty and a bit gritty, dry and crisp finish but I couldnít help feeling like it was leaving a bad taste in my mouth
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hoppy but well balanced. Dry finish. Lasting bitter taste. Ruddy appearance.
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours blood orange with rich white head, lots of lacing and decent retention. Aroma has plenty of apples, pears, and lemon with almost no malt to balance. Full, rich body. Malty sweetness up front but decidedly bitter on the finish. Fantastic with some greasy food.