mfhennig (221) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle pours a nice clear golden color with a quickly receding white head, nice lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit gives way to malt and some caramel. This is a very well balanced brew. There is a lot to like in this beer, but hey! It’s from Founders, it’s good for me, and good for you! Try it!
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is predominantly pine, with some caramel malt in the background. Flavor is same plus orange marmalade, grapefruit rind, crackery/doughy/crystal malt. Really great balance.
bpar73 (797) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden pour with a white head. Fruity citrus hops and malt in the aroma and taste.Just the right amount of bitterness. Top notch.
tbunting75 (42) - - JUL 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip. Light golden color. Pine characteristics dominate the aroma and flavor. Quite bitter, but it doesn’t destroy the palate like others in this style do. Very good beer.
dojken (408) - - JUL 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska. Trevlig doft med lite maltkaraktär. Lättdrucken med fina balanserade smaker. Typisk amerikansk dipa med djupa smaker o fin efterbeska. Smaskens
rondphoto (3337) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber, bubbly white head, lots of lace. Taste is caramel malt, but it doesn’t last. Strong citrus hops blanket the whole thing and float like a magic carpet to a long, long finish. Malt attempts to re-emerge, but with little success. A big ale, great for hop-heads, but good for the rest of us, as well.
ElCapitan22 (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice amber gold color with nice lacing and some head retention. Smells piney and hoppy. Has a resiny characteristic. Finishes strong and bitter, but not over the top. Big fan of this beer!
madelfonatree (299) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look - Very light orange body. Little lacing. Thinner than average white head.
Smell - Malt but when swirled Pineapple and grapefruit. I’m glad to see citrus come through on this imperial.
Taste - Smell translates to taste. Stronger citrus flavor than DD.
Feel - Not a carb bomb. Heavy. Alcohol doesn’t stick to tongue.
Overall - Better than devil dancer. I like the characteristics of a lighter beer with this heavy.
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral and bitter, with a grapefruit, orange, lemon undertow. Sticky and heavy - with lots of malts to back it without getting in the way.
Padron4KM (760) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, bottled on 5/25/15.
Clear dark golden, dense white head, sticky lace.
Dank, citrusy, and tropical (mango) hops dominate the aroma, with some subtle sweet notes.
Flavor is sweet malt upfront, with some tropical hops midpalate, and a sweet citrusy finish.