MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of the tap, this has those distinctive floral notes I’ve been looking for. Hard to tell about appearance in a dimly lit pub, but appeared to be light brown amber. Brief white head. Nose is floral with a bit of roasted malt. On the tongue, again floral with faint lemon-grapefruit citrus on a lightly roasted malt frame. Medium body. This is the imperial version of Maine Brewing’s Peeper - More substantial, and leaning slightly more towards the bitter then the floral but not the tyupical "in your face" bitter of many 2xIPAs. Good stuff - making room in the fridge for some now.
ampp (153) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had the bottle labeled "Chillwave Double IPA. This is the same as the Alchemy Hour. The beer poured a nice copper color with a thick lacing light beige / near white head. The aroma is pine and mint and citrus fruit. The taste is a mouth full of hops and grapefruit with a nice bittersweet finish. The alcohol gets your attention, but it is not too strong. A nicely balanced IPA..
njnut (120) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into shaker glass a orange tinted amber. Slightly off white head that lasted for me and nice lace. Aroma is pure grapefruit, one of the nicer aromas I have had in a long time. Body is in the middle of slick and oily. Taste is hoppy grapefruit. The malts and hops balance is very good. Alcohol is hidden. Citrus lingers and bitters in the finish. Another winner from Great Lakes, much enjoyed.
ccriley613 (2) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At first sniff thought I would hate it. Smells fruity. For me it is the perfect amount of bitterness and light enough not to fill me up.
ColovianTrader (153) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Loaded with caramel. Citrus hops, orange, grains, a bit musky with hints of tropical fruit and light berry sweetness. Good balance from the hop bitterness. Smooth feel and good carbonation.
cbfobes (2095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at dexters, very fresh keg apparently, pours a dark clear amber with an egg shelled colored head and lots of lacing, aroma is of bright fresh tropical fruit and citrus, flavor is the same, lots of fruit and citrus with a smooth finish, really tasty, 9% is not tasted one bit
RRistow12 (153) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with white head. Incredible aroma. Big time citrus notes but also floral and pine. Flavor also excellent. Orange, grapefruit, pine, earthy flavors with a caramel sweet malt backbone. Complex and very well balanced for double IPA. Hides alcohol very well and goes down very smoothly. Medium bodied with a creamy and clingy mouthfeel. Excellent IPA.
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BeerBeforeH20 (119) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice Amber colored pour. Aroma is tangy citrus hops, with a hint of pine. Taste is wonderful, sweet upfront with a blast of citrus and pine hop dry finish. Great beer, very well crafted and hides the abv wonderfully.
reberiii (242) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish copper pour from 12oz bottle. Fine sediment floating. Half finger of white foam. Very floral with a touch of pine and citrus. Mango, tropical fruits, sweetness and citrus "twang." Maybe a tad sweet for me, but really well crafted. You taste NO alcohol, even though there are big alcohol legs on the glass.
Lutz2jm (24) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best Great Lakes beer I've had! A lot of citrus up front and a super hoppy finish. Defiantly a must try!
devman171 (683) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, aroma is juicy fruits and sweet alcohol, taste is similar with a semi sweet finish