CanIHave4Beers (3942) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Must have been saving this rate for after the Pliny one... Drank both this and Pliny the Elder with my brother in law Dwain on the same night maybe nine months ago. Dwain, who maybe had never had an IPA in his life up till this point had some commentary that he asked me to write down about the beers we were drinking. I intended originally to provide a whole series of such ratings where I put down my notes then his but I think this only panned out to like two or three beers. Maybe I’ll try again in the future.
Pours a golden, almost a light orange color with a huge white head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is herbal with a touch of cooking spice. There are plenty of pungent fruity hops. The alcohol character is very low and there is a little bit of toasty malt.
The flavor is hoppy with a medium bitterness, the hops are more of the spicy and grassy varietals but the beer does feature some melon and orange rind character as well as some odd tomato notes and a little bit of toasty malt.
And now for the Brother Dwain bonus rate:
This is a fruity beer by smell, and it also smells like good pot.
Flavor: This tastes really bitter & not as good as Pliny the Elder
Overall: Way too bitter for me to even drink.
drjoeng (701) - SINGAPORE - JUN 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9%ABV. Imperial IPA.
Poured out gold amber. 8°SRM.
Nose had sweet ripe pineapple and sweet malt funk, with hard candy, taffy and light brown sugar. There are also pleasant deeply spicy aromas suggesting cilantro or scallions. Also nice pine and resin in the nose.
Mouthfeel is deeply soapy. Palate has toasted malt flavors with Graham cracker, wheat toast with honey, with a richly spicy palate suggesting fennel, coriander, cilantro and with a strangely sweet umami suggesting yakitori. The palate is amazingly sweet on this one and at one point, I got an almost berry like sweetness/
Finish is long with deep rich bitter melon bitter laced with some mint, spice, and hyssop.
Overall, a very very hoppy ride with a solid solid malt foundation. Kudos, Green Flash!
Goes on Favorites List !
beerplace (442) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Straw hazy color, white head. Aroms and taste are candied tropical fruits with resin notes. Same aftertaste. Perfrctly balanced beer. Excellent.
mezr (76) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 20 oz bottle a crystal clear orange. Beautiful to look at. The head is thin and white, quickly dissipating and leaving no lacing at all. Aromas are of grapefruit and mild pine. Medium bitter with a lingering bitter finish. I expected it to be more sticky based on the resin in the aroma. Very refreshing and easy to drink, but the alcohol content creeps up quickly, so I’m enjoying it by sipping slowly.
JRisWasted (15) - La Palma, California, USA - MAY 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pretty blaze orange color. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and small amount of pine comes through. Hop flavors of grapefruit and citrus burst on the palate. Not much malt balance, which is great for hopheads. Love this intense hop forward brew!!!!
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one hoppy sumbitch. These guys sure know what they are doing.
GRM (3645) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, 1-ounce, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 26 2015; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of white head, average lacing; nose: fresh, alcohol, pine, tropical fruits, light malt; mouth: fresh, alcohol, pine, tropical fruits, light malt, finale in pine with presence of alcohol, full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, lightly sweet, harsh and alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 26 septembre 2015; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc, dentelle moyenne; nez : frais, alcool, pin, fruits tropicaux, léger malt; bouche : frais, alcool, pin, fruits tropicaux, léger malt, finale en pin avec présence d’alcool, corsée, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, légèrement sucrée, texture râpeuse et alcoolique; en résumé : bien
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Où, Quand, Comment :
Bouteille, dégustée le 6/25/2013.
Couleur : ambrée-orangée.
Apparence : claire.
Houblon résineux, fruité (agrumes), herbeux et légèrement citrique, léger caramel sucré.
Entrée de bouche : Goût amer de houblon résineux, fruité (agrumes, traces d’abricots), légèrement citrique et herbeux.
Un support malté de caramel sucré est également bien présent avec quelques notes de biscuits, et de poivre.
En bouche :
Corps : moyen.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : légèrement résineuse.
Finale : longue et un peu sèche, composée d’un goût amer de houblon résineux herbeux aux notes fruitées, terreuses et épicées ainsi que des notes d’alcool.
danlo (2302) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle from Brewdog online store. Deep orange amber colour, white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of tropical fruit, mango, citrus, hoppy. Taste is malt, caramel, sweet, floral fruity, mango, grapefruit & pine, resiny hop, and tangy earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry warm boozy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable IIPA.
GlasgowTAD (1295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Doghouse. Pours orange with a sizeable which soon recedes. Aroma is caramel, mango and tropical fruits. Taste is caramel, piney, earthy, lemon citrus, citrus bitter.
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in San Francisco. Gold with white head. Resin hop and sweet. A sweeter and high alcohol taste than their other ipas. Good citrus notes. Otherwise just a really solid imperial ipa.