maddmatt639 (312) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on January 13, 2013:
A: Pours a chestnut color. Has a good lacing and has close to an inch of foam. Foam stays for awhile.
S: Strong smell of citrus and pine. Donít smell much else. Hops are smelt in there too.
T: Very hoppy in the beginning, but not overly hoppy. Slightly sweet in the end with very strong pine notes.
M: Medium heaviness on the tongue. Still can taste the pine.
O: Not as hoppy as I was expecting for an Imperial, but still quite enjoyable. I enjoyed the taste of pine.
Serving type: bottle
Jrwhitney6 (357) - - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold with some foam. Traditional IPA nose - floral, citrus. Taste is heavy on the hops up front - no fooling around. There is a touch of grapefruit and then...bam - the bitterness kicks in. It's good - would like a little more balance between citrus and hops.
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mrol (40) - - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale gold, with small,white head. Strong floral hop aroma. Flavor is intensely bitter, with citrus notes and some malty sweetness.
AirForceHops (4183) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. So when I have a DIPA this good in a bottle, I have to rethink how often I want to buy a DIPA from a bottle. Normally I only want them on draft ( or freshly canned locals). Today I had two really nice bottled DIPAís with questionable bottling dates that really have me shocked. Iím a confused individual about my IPAís. This rant is for nobody but my own personal notes.
Aroma is tropical fruits, mild grass and subtle citrus. The flavor shows very nice balance yet still has the assertive hop punch and bitterness. Light floral upfront turning into tropical fruit and rounded out by citrus and just a mild touch of pine. Slightly dry texture with a minor hint of alcohol found in the tail end of the sip. A little bit of sugar found and a mild syrupy feeling. Overall I would seek this out on draft and would sample again happily.
theillafish (3) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
great example of a well done west coast style IPA. sweet hops in the nose, hops are showcased in the flavor with a mild to high bitterness. easily would buy again...and again
natejgood (414) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Honestly, this beer looks like what I expect an IPA to look like. Aroma of piney hops along with a bit of sweet vanilla. The sweetness to the aroma is different for an IPA, but not in a bad way. Flavor is a straight up hoppy IPA all around. Pine, grass, resin and all the rest. Just a bit of malt in the background. Though this beer has a lot of flavor and is high gravity, it is still very crisp in the mouth. Props to Green Flash for that. In Montana we donít see to have that many hopped up west coast style IPAs, so this is a good one to find here.
soyorganic (297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. Hops: dry, subtle, but intense. I like this a lot, but I like the Palate Wrecker more. High carbonation. Overall great beer.
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Poobah (315) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden with a thick, bubbly head, some lacing, and a hoppy, piney nose. Mildly-carbonated intro followed quickly by intense hoppiness that persists with a long, honey-sweet, brown sugar finish.
kevinsenn (1377) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bruisiní Ales. Big resiny piney beast of an ipa. Nice c-hop taste with angoos bittersweet balance. Very tasty.
poisoneddwarf (1915) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from a case bought at work. Aroma is grapefruit, stinky caramel malt, candied citrus, flowers, perfume. Pours hazy orange with an off-white head with great retention; leaves some cobwebby lace. Taste is highly bitter with some candy sweetness backing it up. Flavors of citrus, cooked vegetables, alcohol. Not my kind of IPA.
mstrcrwly (603) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into a tulip glass..burnt orange with a fluffy white head..huge hop aroma with caramel,resin,pine,florals..sticky mouthfeel..bitter with solid malt backbone..very good.