CanIHave4Beers (3509) - 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.
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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Poobah (309) - 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 (1342) - 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 Bruisin’ Ales. Big resiny piney beast of an ipa. Nice c-hop taste with angoos bittersweet balance. Very tasty.
poisoneddwarf (1856) - 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 (538) - 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.
euniceradio (61) - Colton, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange amber. Head is thick beige. Aroma is strong citrus, grass, bitter fruit rind and silage. Taste is dank, bitter acidic and malty with great grass, hay, exotic fruit peel, citrus and bready flavors. Malty sweet finish and resounding hop bitterness. Wow...that?s strong!! 101 IBUs; 9.0 ABV.
jh773 (205) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber-orange, thin head. Smell is deep resin, sweet citrus. Taste is dank, complex, bitter candied citrus peel flavor. Full-mouthed, thick body.
rederic (3200) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, orange-golden color, with an off-white head egg shell color. Very nice pine bark, citrus orange, tangerine peel, mango, pineapple, peach fruity nose, with some spicy floral resiny, citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy, lemon pie accents, and a light crackery pale, toasted, munich, toasted malt, spicy pepper lemon, pine needle note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good flowery tropical fruit, piney, resiny, citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with some bitter grassy hop pellet, fruity lemon, grapefruit zesty rind, peach, mango, pineapple, faint honeyed pale, pilsener, toasted malt, crackery flavours, leading towards a nice fruity lemon, grapefruit rind zestiness, lingering leafy, grassy, piney, citrus, coniferous hop bitterness finish.
iguanodon (89) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear deep gold with a thick but fine grained off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grass, straw. Taste is citrusy hops well balanced with sweet malt. Nice thick mouth feel. A solid IIPA.
Darwenus (602) - Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very bitter, very juicy, strong IPA. It pours a full, rich, orange gold color; medium, creamy head, average lace. The aroma is citrus, candied pineapple, grass, buttery malt... this is what west coast double IPAs smell like when they smell really good. The flavor is strong and tangy up front, and on the swallow there is a very bitter flood of hops. As hoppy as this is, I’d still call it well balanced because of how different the front end is from the back.