Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goblet at the brewery. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel. Light amber color clear with white head. Taste: A lot of caramel malty sweetness, floral hop bitterness that isn’t too big but not too small. Pretty well-balanced. Lingering bitter finish on the tongue. Med/full body. Lively carbonation; smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Overall: Surprisingly smooth, easy-drinking considering the style/ABV.
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Long lasting flavour, bitter but with enough balance. Very enjoyable, it would be full marks if it had more intensity in the nose.
Capa (2426) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden orange with a white head. Citrus, light malt sweetness, lemon, and a bit of sugar. Thinner body than I expected aide it’s drinkability- very surprising at 8.5%. Finish is lasting citrus bitterness. Very enjoyable.
bhensonb (12969) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Earthy citrus aroma. Med body at least. Very hop forward. Quick hop burn. Caramel support is smooth. A hoppy and tasty ale. Finishes a bit fruity; hoppy and bitter. Excellent.
ClarkVV (4646) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewery, 11/8/15.
Bright orange-golden body is clear and very carbonated, leading to a large white head with moderate retention.
Big fruity nose shows a moderate tropical side that quickly gives way to more ruby red grapefruit, oranges and moderate pine. The citrus/pine character seems to stick, though light touches of mango and melon are still notable even with warming. Hint of caramel, but not too heavy on the specialty malts, thankfully, leaving the hops mostly untouched. Alcohol well-concealed and no flaw in the nose.
Big, bold citrus notes in the flavor are lightly supplemented by pineapple and mango, with just a touch of sourdough from the malt. Quite bitter, but with a lot of hop flavor, as well, somewhat making up for it. Well-carbonated, pretty well-attenuated and with a nearly sticky texture dotted with light graininess. Nothing awe-inspiring or particularly innovative here, but fine and drinkable.
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz single can from Molly’s Spirits. Orange and slight hazy appearance with a white head and thick lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus zest, fresh leafy hops, grass, light floral notes and light herbs. The flavor is medium to heavy hop bitterness and minimal to light malt sweetness. Fairly clean, but almost a little harsh. Medium plus body with a lingering, light dry finish. Solid IIPA overall. Pairing: Phish - Wolfman’s Brother -> Sand, from 09/11/1999, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tis poured a lighter orange with a white head. Aroma was resinous and citrusy. Flavor similar, a bit too sweet for my liking, but still a big fresh hop presence and some booze on the finish.
Reimer96 (1647) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A big imperial ipa with a gorgeous Aroma. Taste is is quite nice with a big complex malt bill as well as a big hoppy bitterness to balance... Unfortunately too bitter as it slaps you in the face and then kicks you in the ass on the way out... Tone down the hops and this baby is a gem!
DaDewds (5) - - SEP 18, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very enjoyable. Deceptively easy drinking with a great body. Can’t wait for Sister.
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3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazed honey amber with a short white head. Hoppy aroma is floral, tropical, green pine, perfume, alcohol. Medium-full bodied, highly bitter, semi-sweet, silty / pasty texture, quickly drying. Sharp and angular.
stevoj (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought to bottle share from Safeway in Ephrata, WA. Nice to know you can get superb stuff at Safeway! A hit of hops was what was needed after sampling sours, stouts and ciders all evening, and this did not disappoint. Typical big bold NW IIPA, but right on target for palate adjustment.