NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, via trade with Homer321 (I think). Thanks bro! Pours a murky yellow orange appearance with a cream colored head. Floral, grapefruity, bready aroma with a bit of pine and caramel. Toasty malty, spicy, piney, grapefruity hoppy, mild caramel flavor. Decent but maybe I’ll give a bit fresher bottle a shot.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/28/13. 12oz bottle thanks to hopscotch! Lighty hazed orange pour, reminds me of dark orange Jell-O, with a 2-finger khaki head that fades to a small ring but laces plentifully. Light citrus and a burst of pine on the front of the aroma with some caramel lingering in there. Lightly sweet, malty presence in the flavor, both doughy and caramelly, with lingering citrus and pine. Finishes dry with grapefruit peel. A touch fizzy on the tongue. Not bad!
closey22 (631) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale amber/orange thin rim off white head; aroma is softly hoppy floral; Flava is rich sweet hoppy some notes licorice; finishes dry hoppy bitter;
cpetrone84 (1164) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is darker amber with a tight billowy light tan head. Nose is very aromatic, light biscuit and dough with a huge hop punch, tons of grapefruit juice and light herbal notes. The taste is a bit more bready and doughy, hops are still huge behind, grapefruit ad strong tropical fruit flavors with a faint herbal touch and virtually no bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish.
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp ruby and peach-tinted copper coloured body with a bright bronze glow and a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, resinous hops, pine, strong malt and some light grapes. Full-bodied; Strong rich malt and sweet flavours with a good piercing resin and syrupy hop flavour that balances well. Aftertaste shows a lot of alcohol, some light fruit flavours, a hint of resin, a lot of caster sugar sweetness and a rich, hoppy finish that doesn’t overwhelm the palate. Overall, a very well crafted Imperial IPA that is strong, but doesn’t seem as strong as it really is - the hops worked well and the balance was in check. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 02-April-2013 for US$2.79 sampled at home in Washington on 09-July-2013.
Dal9000 (132) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber with a large sticky tan foam. Mild soft hoppy taste that builds after swallowing. Earthy hoppy taste that stays minutes longer.
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jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark orange color. 12 oz bottle. Big malt body and sweet texture. Orange sugary candy flavors. Sticky pine finish. Resin and citrus fruits on the finish as well. Feels like the hops are a little fade and muted but this is a nice drink either way.
cfrancis (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ian for this. Pours a hazy dark golden with a small white ring. Taste is upfront pine and citrus hop bitterness. Nicely balanced with sweet bready malts.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong hop aroma, basic appearance, strong hop forward taste and lingering hop aftertaste.
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Hope Valley Bottle Shop, Durham. Nice deep orange pour, looks almost viscous in places but still has a bright glow to it. Big-ass tropical facepalm in the nose, floral and inviting as hell. Hints of resin and pepper in there too, but mostly the main ingredients. Full mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Flavors tend to be tilted a bit to the sweeter end of the spectrum, but there’s still plenty of complexity and maximum dankness.