Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden pour,one finger white head,good lacing.Aroma of orange /grapefruit peel,pine needles and straw/grass.Fresh hop notes, lemon,grapefruit ,melon and grass.Medium body,soft carbonation.Slightly sweet malt backbone,but finish is dry with a lingering orange pith note.Very smooth for 9%. I enjoyed it.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced hop to malt taste. Fresh lemon, grapefruit, and slight pine smell. Beautiful amber with ample carbonation. Hop bitterness up front with a caramel malt finish. Nice Imperial IPA that keeps the balance while enjoying the hop bitterness.
OldGrowth (2935) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from triangle Wine, bottle on 07FEB14. 1120. real good aroma, sweet . Citrus, orange/grapefruit, caramel, herbal. BitClean brownish orange color, ok head and lace. Bittersweet flavor, medium body, oily viscous mouthfeel , bitter finish that’s a darn fine iipa, real good aroma and mouthfeel.
PorterPounder (6291) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Bright, sparkling light copper pour, sticky snow white head, nice lacing. Aroma has some cat urine essence, very resiny and warming. Flavor is full-bodied and delicious with heavy doses of maple syrup sweetness, some mango fruitiness, just the right amount of citrus bitterness. Chewy, sticky mouthfeel. An enjoyable diversion.
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, while I was debating with drowland on the merits of appearance rating, I failed to notice the head on my glass of The Illinois. This would be a big deal to drowland, but alas all foam is ephemeral and I can move on to rate the brew and the bottle’s appearance. Super clean art deco label, would make a nice poster in your office. Oakwood/citrine clear beer. Standard US longneck. Candied aroma with nice hops - I’m starting to take a real shine to Citra. Lightly sweet, stiffly hopped, a little mineral, the occasional funky-off woody note. Medium to slightly heavy body. Good carbonation. Warming, and woody in the finish. This was well done. New Leaf Market.
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter at Eddies. Filtered copper-orange color, nice amber hues. Big, steady off-white head. Nice, cool, crisp hop tones. Really solid IIPA. Rindy, grapefruit, very resinous yet cool and crisp too. Toasty malt background, some caramel, richer malt tones than, say, FFF. Resinous finish, dry, sweet, nice balance.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep yellow with white head. Nose of sweet malt and some pine hops. Toffee sweetness with some pine hop taste. Drinkable. Nice.
mrmartin (751) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with no head. Light dry body. Mild citrusy nose. Mild bitter finish. Masks its alcohol quite well. Easy drinking and decently strong.
Extra points for the architectural reference!
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Pine, spicy, citrusy hop aromas. Spicy, earthy, dank hoppy bitter flavors with a cracker malt base__tasty.
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of hops in the aroma. Citrus and pine. The flavor has a malty sweet start with a nice amount of hops in the back end. Well carbonated, crisp for the style.