SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another awesome bottle from after4ever. Pouts a cloudy orange color with a small white head that leaves sporadic lacing. Nose is very fruity. Big mango nose with light peach and apricot notes. Palate is juicy with a light bitterness that quenched the thirst and leaves a light film on the front molars and tongue. Flavor is big juicy mangos and some light bready malt notes then more big fruity bitter flavors. I hope this glass Iíd bottomless.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch: Summer 2011
A: pours a hazy, dusky apricot colored ale with no head, no evidence of carbonation. No lacing.
S: Juicy, like cotton candy and juicy fruit gum. Iím not certain I need to add more to this; that is an awesome smell. Feminine and sweet.
T: Sweet, citrus, bubble gum, peaches, alcohol. The bitterness is really sharp, and frankly, just a hint too high IMO. Finish is a citric resonance (oranges) with some resiny hops.
M: Medium body with low to moderate carb. Semi-dry finish.
O: Good IIPA, wish the bitterness was toned just a hare to better balance out the beer. The appearance has much to desire, but otherwise, most categories hit the mark quite well.
Serving type: bottle
neuromatt (955) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass. Pours coudy caramel-amber with a small tan head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a trace of lace. On the nose there are notes of grass, citrus, caramel and pine. The flavour is balanced between caramel malts and grassy notes on the one hand and piney, floral hops on the other. The finish is long and peppery, citric hops. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dryish texture. Overall, a nice IPA with a complex palate. 2013-11-07
VastActiv (1697) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Portland. Colour is dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grape, hops and malts. Very good body.
Frahmo (125) - Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 bomber, poured a hazy amber with some off white head. Faint aroma of citrus. Pretty mild taste that had some floral and citrus tones. Bitterness was pretty mild as well. Body felt a bit light for an Imperial, alcohol also felt a bit light for an Imperial.
ACHops (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ HotD. Pours cloudy amber orange with very thin head. Aroma is pale malt and big resinous hops. Taste is light pale malt that is quickly dominated by sizable hops: notes of floral pine and grapefruit. More on the fresh hop DIPA scale rather than the syrupy heavy ones. Quite nice for what it is. Somewhat hard to find fresh, you gotta grab it when you see it.
Brentv (102) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hair of the Dog brewpub in Portland. Hazy golden brown pour with off white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine. Mildly bitter with grapefruit flavors. Lots of flavor. A nice IPA.
collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great DIPA: my girlfriend hates bitterness in beers but loved this. Itís a cloudy, dark pour on draft- likely due to the high SG and could benefit from some finings. However, is reminiscent of real ale, and smells hoppy, malty, and amazing. Flavor is big, sweet, and hoppy with a smooth, even finish. Well balanced and full-flavored.
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Hair of the Dog, Portland. Pours hazy golden with a finger thick head. Aroma is hoppy with pine, orange peel and mango. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter with pine and grapefruit, giving a long bitter grapefruit and lemon peel finish.
adamjackson (1763) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like plum juice. Very cloudy like unfiltered juice. Nose is very juicy. Simcoe and galaxy come to mind. Taste is mineral full bodied mouthfeel lots of champagne like characteristics. Grapefruit juice. Very nice acidity and clean finish. I quite like this one. Very close to hill farmstead abner.
Beergeek23322 (1737) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/15/2012. On tap at the brewery in Portland. Dark amber color with a white head. Malty aromas with caramel, pine and citrus. Great balance and complexity. Finishes strong with lots of hops.