Glazed9884 (207) - USA - AUG 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The first thing I noticed is that you hardly notice the 9+% alcohol. There pours a decent thing head which quickly dissipates. Decent lacing. Cloudy reddish brown auburn color Smells hoppy and a nice malt presence. Very well balanced taste. Nice hopppy aftertaste. not too bitter, bit of a roasted taste. Great mouthfeel. As it warms the alcohol presence become quick apparent however.Overall its good, but not worth what it costs when there are so many alternatives as good if not better for cheaper.
rob27 (1) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Fresh clean taste while drinking but leaves strong bitter after taste that lingers for hours.
Barreras (1082) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with a full bouquet of flowers emitting from it. Taste is crisp but distinctly bitter. The full hops taste overpowers this beer, leaving it all on the palate after the swallow. A mild clove and lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. A good Imperial IPA, just not my style.
alliance100 (842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at JD Reardons - pours a medium orange . Big citrus and mild earthy aromas . Taste is thick citrus . Very good .
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gtb1973 (22) - - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A double IPA for a fortnight and a day #12...
Light amber color with mild head and not very carbonated. Of course very hoppy aroma with citrus notes. Very smooth. Initial bitterness gives way to great flavor that quickly diminishes. A bit spicy also. Not too heavy on flavor and it sits a little lower on the palate than I like
alkolas510 (748) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bärnstensfärgad med mellanstort ljust skum! Massor med humle lite malt i doft och smak! Ganska besk! Mycket bra öl!
b3shine (5974) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a semi-transparent deep orange with thin foamy off-white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells solid; hoppy with a fairly big pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.
Syzzer (597) - Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7-27-13 via Kevin by tap in New York pub. This is a good beer. Likely reminiscent of Mirror Pond IPA but not as good
portableparty (1963) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bricks. Pours orange with a tight khaki head that fades to a wispy film and collar. Aroma has resinous pine some herbal nots and malt. Taste is bitter earthy pine hops caramel malt and a very calm warming finish. Palate is medium slightly gritty and dry.
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bitter bite yet somehow very easy-drinking. Really well-balanced between the malt and hops. Almost comes out with a smokey flavor more than a hoppy one. Love this.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
After all these years I finally find this on tap and in South Dakota of all places, and what do you know it appears to be fresh. Pours clear dark orange with a white head and nice lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, and resiny hops. Flavors of grapefruit, loads of pine but in a good way, little bit of orange and pineapple, firm hop punch of bitterness, and nice little malt backbone to keep her honest. Loads of tongue buckling bitterness in the finish. This is a great DIPA. I thought this was going to be an old school malt bomb, but I am impressed. I remember this being in sixers, or maybe it was 4 packs, for $18 back when I first started getting into craft beer and thinking who would spend that much on beer. To think I found it for $6 a pint is a bargain by today’s standards. To look back and think what I thought was unreasonable then in regards to prices is unbelievable. Getting a little waxing poetic now.