daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark orange pour, white head. Aroma is muddled with some earthy hops and lots of caramel malt. Flavor is again muddled, some stale hops, crackery malts.
illidurit (2230) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler on the RBSG 2012 bus. Typical brewpub quality IPA, mostly malty without enough hops. Watery grainy with plenty of bitterness but a woeful lack of hop flavor or aroma.
GT2 (9243) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Golden Road. Even though this debuted yesterday, the character of this is very stale to the point where I think it must have sat in tanks too long or overheated tremendously after fermentation. Clear, deep orange. Flat. Mega cheesecloth nose, very stale aroma. Taste is cheesy, sticky, nutty, sugary. Stale all the way. Not sure how this happened. Sugar bomb on the palate.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, earth, and toffee. Flavor of orange, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and light pine. Incredibly sweet.
KyotoLefty (7337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery. Bronze-brown color. big caramel nose, fruity, with light hop. Very grassy hop and sweet toffee flavor. Big contrast. Interesting but too cloying.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours a surprisingly dark amber color with a small off-white head. Wow, super sweet nose, full of caramel, toffee and sugar. Some hops, but mostly just grass and pine. Fairly vegetal, but maybe a little citrus. The flavor is horribly sweet as well; all caramel and toffee with very little hop character. Mild pine bitterness, grass, and vegetal hops. Not at all a fan of this beer.
benderlil (13) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
If this beer was called a Wee Heavy, I’d give it higher marks but for a 2IPA it just doesn’t cut it.
Too sweet, too malty, not enough hops.
Interesting flavor set and for you malt head - you’ll love it.
For a hop head like me this beer is not very exciting.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This orange hued beer starts off with a citrus aroma that fades as the beer warms up. It packs only a medium hop punch and it leans toward the vegetal/floral side a bit too much for my liking. For an Imperial, it doesn’t rough up the palate.
yespr (34358) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange to amber with a small off white head. Sweet, caramelish and solid bitter flavoured. Sweet sugarish and pine hoppy finish. Way too sweet.