Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2009 On tap at rattle and hum. Greenflash guys were at the bar so I know it’s not gone bad tho I thought I was.. Bronze and orange color. Smell is malts and sweaty left ball sack (Charles C). Taste is strongly of hops, fish, and strong cereals. I really would never get this again.
DSG (4714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Re-rate 7/27/12: Bottle sample at the Shapiro brewery in Bet Shemesh. Thanks Itzik. Hazy orange. Fresh citric, piney and floral hops. Pleasant strong bitterness. 8/4/7/3/15=3.7
(11/2/08) Draught sample at Hamilton’s in San Diego. Hazy golden color. Aroma of hops - citrus and tropical fruits. Bitter hoppy flavor with some grapefruit, tropical fruits and some cookie-ish malt in the background. Rounded mouthfeel. 8/3/7/4/15=3.7
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 Bottle
Appearance: Pours a brilliant amber with a lasting cap of white froth.
Aroma: Candied orange/grapefruit, toffee, pine, dank as hell.
Taste: Toffee like malt, grapefruit. Like im chewing a mouthful of hops. Goes from citrus to pine to super bitter. Coats your entire mouth with lingering
Mouthfeel: Active spicy carbonation, slightly analgesic, full bodied.
Overall: I love this beer, I could drink it forever. Better than the regular Imperial IPA, which has been an old favorite of mine as well.
12/7/2008- 16 = 4
Had on cask at Strong Ale Fest VIP. Dark, clear orange. Aromas of peaches, oranges and tangerines. Deep dark bitterness and a bit of grapefruit. Very soft and smooth coming from the cask. Impressive indeed.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at strong ale 08, happy to have this finally since I kept missing oppurtunities to have it. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is super hoppy and floral. Taste is exceptional, great floral, citrus, piney taste, great to have this on cask.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Great aroma. Low cask carbonation. Very hoppy taste, but not too bitter. Not too sweet. Very good.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Cask. What a great name! Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, and pine. Tastes of the same citrus, pine and a lighter maltiness. Nicely bitter.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a low off-white head. Pine/grapefruit aroma. Pine/grapefruit flavor with some malt backing. Great bitterness. Medium-plus bodied. Pine and grapefruit lingers with a nice lasting bitterness.
SDalkoholic (2003) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the San Diego’s Brewers guild festival. There was a strong aroma of citrus and pine and the very same could be said about the flavor too. Also noted is a bitter and overbearing presence of hops which to me brings extreme pleasure to my taste buds. The hops are fresh and green and multiplied times three. Metallic finish on this one.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hamilton’s. Pale amber-orange beer. Slightly cloudy with a thin white head. Aroma is loaded with rich hoppy pine goodness. Very fresh dry-hopped resinousness, lots of fresh juicy citrus and even more pine. As it warms the sweet hoppiness comes up a bit more. Lean toasty maltiness that shows off the sweet citrusy and piny hops. A little bit of grassiness. Great balance with a lot of fruity/piny complexity. It tastes a whole lot lighter than it is.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at San Diego Brewers Guild Festival 2008. Loads of hop aromas and flavors. Grapefruit and pine cone flavors. Pretty tastey DIPA not overpowering.