BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Craft Brewers Conference 2012
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. big hops aroma and flavor. This was a huge IPA. Big rich roast flavor with a good balance and added hops make for a good Double IPA.
gam (3522) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely white head big and fluffy rich amber pour medium strong carbonation lots of fruity hops in the aroma stone citrus piney goodness malt near perfume like on the nose the flavours superb caramelly malt toffee honey note ibu medium strong pip like taste grapefruit apricot peach pine pineapple lovely stuff balance a plus dry touch the finish great hoppy taste and malt dry lasting bitter very classy imperial ipa
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle into big sam adams glass. Amber straw ale w/ average white head, looks innocent. Nose is fucking thick & oily. Citrus, grass, pine, everything- at once. Carbonated yet syrupy mouthfeel that puckers and lasts. There are a shit ton of malts to pull this off, but all I can focus on is the hops (of course). Herbal, sticky, acidic hops. What separates this 100+ IBU IIPA from the rest though, is really how deep & unrelenting the bitterness digs. You hit so many different flavors: lemons, limes, & grapefruits. Pine needles between teeth & sap on fingers. Diesel herb & Lemon Head candy. Great beer!
Rant: How does this beer NOT have a 100% style rating??? Oh, & I just lol’ed at so many ratings like ’not even as hoppy or a palate wrecker as -insert whateva’ your favorite/typical amazing 7% IPA is-’.......Yeah, OK.
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
premier gourmet 1L growler shared by jsprime with joel, joe and myself. big hoppy nose with supporting malt structure. same goes for flavour. classic IIPA just really well done. highly enjoyable.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade w/ deftim13, thanks! Pours clean amber w/ meringue head, resiny pine aroma, malty sweet and full-bodied, aggressive piney resiny bitterness throughout, solid DIPA
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange amber with big off white foamy head. Big aroma of pine, herbs, grass and citrus among the lightly sweet caramel, grainy nature of the malt. Balanced with the hops, the warming malt body among the big bitterness and flavours linger well through the finish. Added points for lingering on the palate/destruction.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark golden orange with large off whit ehead. Aromas are quite restrained with herbal like hop aromas dominating. Flavours initial show some sweetness before the agressive resinous bitter hop finish. Would have liked more in the aroma to back up the flavours.
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Horse Brass Pub. Served in 5 oz. taster. Appearance is clear, dark amber in color, with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is citrusy, hoppy, & resiny. Bursting with flavor; sweet upfront, piney mid palate, very bitter, long lasting finish. Mouthfeel is crisp with a long lasting bitterness in finish. Definitely pretty high on the IBU scale. Overall: very bold and very bitter. A little too bitter for me.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear deep golden with a dense off-white head. A somewhat herbal hop aroma, but not overly intense really. Medium body, lots of sweet malt and a little overripe fruit. Intense hop accents, again very herbal without being overly clean or crisp. A distinct hop build-up towards the finish. Nice if not exactly exceptional. 040612
pras (523) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As would be expected this beer is a hop explosion. Hop is present throughout. In the nose, in the front of tasting, and in the finish. Hop flavors are found throughout and bring different flavors. At the end I am picking up an almost astringent minty flavor, reminiscent of peppermint altoids. The bitterness is not overpowering, and is very balanced. Very good beer.