Gachupines (1091) - USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhere between amber and gold in color with a thin white head. Aroma is floral with a touch of pine. Flavor is bright pine hops that finishes a bit sweet. It could have a little more malt to balance it out, aftertaste is a touch astringent. Still pretty tasty though.
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I keep drinking bottle after bottle of this over the past month, but never seem to get around to rating it. Guess now is the time... The aroma is stuff full of toffee malt and resiny hios with dried citrus fruit; burnished copper orange color with an off white crown; the flavor is complex and contains lots of dried fruit (apricot, peach, dates), chewy toffee malt, leather, toms of herbal and spicy hops, a dollop of resin, moderately bitter overall, warming alcohol speaking out; chewy and sticky texture, medium full body; this drinks almost like an American style barleywine, buy goes down easier and seems more enjoyable and complex overall; I think this is a really good beet and I’m thoroughly enjoying it... Fantastic label, too!
bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE ? Light copper color. Nice white head that builds quickly with the pour, and stays with me as I enjoy this beauty.
NOSE ? great resiny hop scent ? not overpowering.
FLAVOR ? light resin hop bite in the beginning and slightly malty finish. Really nicely balanced for a bigger IPA.
NOTES ? While this is another new IPA on the market, it?s a solid introduction. But not anything exceptionally different.
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brownish yellow with a half inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is a big juicy whiff of citrus sweetness, floral hop hints. The taste is some citrus peel with some floral hops as well as pine. Sweet caramel malts with a flowery hop bitterness towards the end as well as some citrus peel. Slightly bready at times. Slick, oily mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall, its not a hop bomb but its still a really good Imperial IPA
njager246 (604) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big aroma of citrus and pine , taste is not a big, a little soapy. Citrus and pine, good
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Appalachian Vintner. Smelled of pine, citrus. Very malty, sweet, citrus, pine, can taste the booze on this one. All around, a pretty decent ipa.
phaleslu (7650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Igby’s, served in a snifter. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small off-white head that settles into a fairly thin ring after a few minutes. The nose is lighter than the flavor, but they’re consistent in content - tropical and citrus fruits (orange, mango, papaya, and pineapple stand out), caramel and sweet malts, honey, pine resin, and tea. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, sweet, coating mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good double IPA; glad I finally caught up with this one.
SamP01 (629) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy amber with a medium off white head on the pour. Aroma and taste of fruity citrus notes, caramel malt, yeast and herbal hops. A medium to full body with good carbonation. Finish is sweet fruity, yeast, caramel malt ending with a dry citrus herbal hops bitterness for balance, has some alcohol boozy on the end as well. Overall a good solid drinking brew.
TheHopster (937) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) The second in Mark’s session lineup for our the 25th anniversary dinner. A nice surprise in flavor and hidden ABV.
kathouse (1288) - Nevada, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the Goose Island Brewing in ORD. This was an excellent DIPA. 9% was hidden well. Hop bitterness was significant but didn’t linger after the finish. Plenty of citrus and tropical fruit flavors and aroma. Overall, could be my nightcap on a regular basis.
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden amber DIPA with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with loads of floral piney hops, light grapefruit notes, light catty notes, very nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with nice piney and citrusy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. On tap at Clybourn location.