hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 Pours a nice golden amber. Slight head. Aromas of malt, pine, grapefruit rind, tropical fruit and alcohol. Initial taste is mildly bitter with a bit of sweetness. Finishes with a strong hop bitterness. Flavors of grapefruit rind, orange peel, candied sugar, alcohol and tropical fruits. Delicious, but I feel a lot of the flavor is masked by the hop bitterness. It’s not too hoppy, just feels like the flavor is being robbed. Overall its a pretty solid beer. At 149 IBUs you’d think itd be straight hops but its quite delicious. A definite beer worth trying.
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very clear dark amber with a large, frothy and pillowy off-white head, medium-long retention with excellent, sticky lacing. Aroma is heavy, fragrant citrus, pine, resin, and floral hops, light biscuit and honey/straw malt, persimmons, key limes, and mango tropical fruity aromatics. Flavor is heavy hops and spicy bitterness, somewhat lingering with a mild throat burn, supporting malt holds up the heavy hops, tropical fruits mingle throughout holding onto a fair sweetness until the beer finally finishes dry and lightly salty. Full body, medium-high warmth and carbonation.
OldGrowth (2624) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, Bittersweet. Grapefruit, honey. Clean golden orange color, nice head faded quick. Spotty lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, dry bitter finish, good, not sure if I notice much difference with impy ipa, but that’s me.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Oh where do I begin? I used to think these kind of beers were great Hop Bombs. I don,t think that way anymore. Monstrosity. Frustration, annoyed, overbearing, FAKE! extracts, too clear biting, F*%$# me! disappointed, chemical, pointless, slam it. shit, pass, worthless, trash, bitter, grassy, arrogant, abrasive, unpleasant, solvent, two more bottles of death left. arsenic, sauerkraut aftertaste, The lowest rating at the time I wrote this was 2.5 remarkably! Not any more.
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Jeff! Aroma gives a giant blossom of green onion. Summit heaven. The flavor packs a similar punch but pulls the allium rawness a touch. This is definitely name deserving. I don’t approve of the fact that this beer rates highly because it’s extreme. There are much more deft, elegant, refined, and expressive hop shows. But this is raw power and there’s something to be said for that. I’ll take it sometime, not all the time, but when I do, it gives me that green glow that I need now and then.
malrubius (1658) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
wtf? growler from bierkraft. golden with dense big head. pineapple pine cone aroma. milf apricot with face-crushing bitterness. wtf? way too hoppy to be anything but a novelty. nevertheles, or therefore, my friiends are loving it.
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with average white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is citrus fruit, grassy and floral hops, pine, toasted and cereal malts, and light herbs. Flavor is heavy hops with light malt and supporting citrus esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
scarletfire65 (924) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Ginger Man. Deep amber. Pungent aroma of citrus and pine. Tastes of fresh oily hops, with prominent grapefruit and resinous flavors. Strong bitterness but very nicely balanced.
Blairgus (2567) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
23 mar 2012, bottle. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is a very bitter orange rind. Thin body and fizzy. Nice just enough light bread malt to slightly balance the big white grapefruit rind hops. Nice.
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Peacehammer (617) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark gold with a foamy head. Lots of pine and pungent hops on the nose. Very smooth tasting with tons of hops, easy to drink while still being quite hoppy.