cattrall (54) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - JUL 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful stuff. Full aroma full bodied huge hoppy bitterness. Pours a medium cloudy golden straw with thin head. Somehow smooth and soft on the nose - banana? With citrus. But whacks you on the nose with flavour. Strong lingering bitterness. Love it.
tfontana (307) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Bottle from The Drinkery, Londonderry NH. Aroma is very hoppy--resin, floral, grassy, herbs but, surprisingly, there is also a malty bread, yeasty dough and a little bit of cheese smell. Appearance is hazy light brown with finger-width off-white creamy head with fair retention and mild lacing. Taste is initial mild sweetness in an almost unfinished wort way which is then battered by tons of bitter. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation and mostly bitter but lightly citrusy finish. Overall, a complex aroma with a pretty nice look and pleasing palate that just isn’t my cup of tea in terms of taste.
RickReallyBrew (76) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
OK, this beer is definitely hop forward. So much so that the hop flavor overpowers the malt flavor of this high gravity Imperial IP Ale. That said, one can easily justify skipping salad with ones dinner and order and extra burger and not feel the least bit guilty. There is a floral garden of hops in a pint of this grog. Not for the faint of heart.
Erzengel (6249) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense sweetish but floral beginning. Lots of hops on an extreme viscous basis. Floral pine and citrus with lots of fresh and green hops. The sweetness is not too intense and the hops are in the foreground. Round and smooth with a sharp hoppy-floral finish that fits great into the picture. Bitter-sweet ending with lots of pine and hints of citrus. A great aggressively hopped Imperial IPA!
Bulk_Carrier (3024) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Side of the bottle reads "Enjoy by 23 Jun 15."
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy bronzed color with a slight orange tint along the sides of the glass. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing speckles and slides into a nice spiderweb clingy-ness.
The smell has a sweet grapefruit over top of a light caramel malt, and then a lingering grassy to citrus rind bitterness.
The taste has a bittersweet combination of sorts of grapefruit rind, pith and a super dry bitter citrus aftertaste leading to a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice session to sipping quality about it. Carbonated nicely as a DIPA, bitterness punch overtakes the carbonation as it should.
Overall, this DIPA does everything it should and lives up to its name. I’d have again.
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating 1112 - May 29, 2014 - Beer Revolution 8oz draught Clear golden pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Citrusy sweet, mild floral hops on the nose.. Mouthfeel crisp, mild alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation. Taste is sweet orangey notes, ruptured with a sharp Centennial dry bite. Mucho gusto.
packers188 (48) - - MAY 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2015 Biere de couleur cuivree avec peu de bulles et in leger col de dentelle. Un nez qui laisse entrevoir un cot herbace. En bouche, elle est ronde avec une entre caramel finissant avec une bonne amertume franche mais qui se dissipe
cutitoutdave (67) - - MAY 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden clear from draft, moderate white head. Citrus, grapefruit rind aroma. Powerfully hoppy, sublime bitterness dominates taste with lingering aftertaste. Minimal astringency. Creamy body. Excellent imperial ipa. One of the most bitter beers I've had but so deliciously drinkable. An instant favorite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - MAY 8, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I AM HUNTs FOR MAXIMUM IUBS AND THOUGHT THIS WAS TEH ONES FOR MINE. THEY ADVERTIES 149 IUB WHICH IS SUPPOST TO BE MORE THAN A PLINY (MY FAVORITE ,FYI!!!) AND RECK MY PLATE. I HAD A PRETTY STRONG PLATE AND THIS DID NOT RECK ANY OF ITS’c! I WOOD COMPARE THE HOP PILSNERS OR SOMETHING SOFT LIKE THOSE, DEFIANTLEY NOT PLINY. I MITE TAKE THIS ONE OUT FOR HIKE OR CANOES OR BOATING ON A WATER OR SOMETHING TO USE FOR SPORTS DRINK. HONESTLY -ITS’ SEEMS LIKE AN ARCTIC BLASTE GATORADE! GREEN FLASH SHOULD STICK TO OCEAN LIGHTS ON PIERATES OF THE CARIBEAN AND STOP BEERS.
alex_leit (982) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Amber color with excellent foam. Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, a bit earthy, pine and spices, malt nectars. Taste: malty sweetness, fruits, pine needles, dense and thick bitterness. Good.