Brigadier (2275) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle
A fabulous example of the West Coast imperial IPA style this one was actually not as much of a hop bomb as I was expecting. I find that a good thing; it lets other aspects shine through instead of be dominated.
Aroma / Appearance - The copper transparent body is engulfed by a pillowy soft white head. Clear lines of lacing give it life as it settles. The aroma of fresh rose petals melds with oranges and a hint of malt to form a near perfect combination for my nose.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy caramel hits the tongue first followed by orange and chocolate. Lodged in the back on the tongue the bitterness takes root as it settles in the throat. Mellow and drinkable for the style I would not mind having this again - it’s a good thing that I can now buy it locally.
wchesser (706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep gold color. Stinky nose of garlic, onion. Malty core, a bit of grapefruit pith, but mostly garlic and green bell pepper. Had a small pour from a neighbor in our weekly guy’s beer night and pour out what I had left. I guess this is the Summit? Not my thing...sure some love this, but I really hate this.
Vaiz (2708) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Clear orange pour, huge foamy almost white head. Aroma is grassy, citrus, some grapefruit, sweaty and some pine. Flavor is quite bitter with loads of hops. Well balanced, slightly sharp in the finish but very clean and well drinkable. Nice brew.
300monsters (3) - victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
unreal. The hops will blow your mind. beautiful clear golden colour, powerful citrus, imperial hop nose with a HARD and warm hop flavor. like a warm bear hug on a cold day. this beer made me weak in the knees. no one is paying be to say this but i wish they were. this beer is a total game changer. amazing balance. just try one.
Leepe_steven (114) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange colour with nice two finger white head. Lots of lacing on the glass as the head disappears. Aroma is floral, citrus, hops, grapefruit, piny. Taste is pretty much the same with a subtle sweet malt backbone, very well balanced. Medium body, Nice hop bitterness.
fattybladdy (222) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deuce to pint. Pours a orangey amber with slight white head. Aroma is floral, hoppy, fresh. Taste is pine nicely balanced out with some caramel malt. Easy to drink and very good.
camborne (343) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Earthy and floral nose. Big time hops. Nice bitterness balanced with some sweet malt. Good citrus and creamy bitter finish.
Lagerboy (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly clear light copper orange, foamy off-white head settles and fades. Earthy perfumed hop aroma. Floral herbal bitter spicy hops dominate the taste, some farmyard, sweet malt and citrus is subdued. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, aggressively hopped. Spruce, grapefruit and some caramel malt become more prevalent as it warms. ABV well hidden. Bitter hoppy finish. DNFL (Definately Not For Lagerboys)
Ret12 (405) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was one of the best IPA’s ive ever had. Super floral aroma with a rich malty backbone, overall impressive.
kaser (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Somewhat dank orange citrus flavor to this one, has an odd smell to it that I can't put my finger on. The taste is very good though - very bitter and hoppy. Poured from 22oz bottle to maudite glass. Great beer overall, just didn't love smell
SSSteve (3392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. clear gold with a small, whipped white head. sweet, candy-like, tropical, citrus, juicy fruit gum aroma. flavor has notes of sweet tangerine, candy notes, citrus and yellow juicy fruit gum. easy to drink, light palate with no abv presence. great 2ipa! good nugget hops.