aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a rather pleasant beer, but that’s the problem. An Imperial IPA should never be described as pleasant. The hopping isn’t aggressive enough. However, it handles the alcohol nicely and it’s not overly sweet. Good, bit perhaps mislabeled.
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle share @ SHAPE NFL Fantasy Draft. Thanks Steven.
Orangée, col fin crémeux beige.
Arôme offre un bouquet caramel bien agréable, houblonné moyen apportant une petite dose d’agrumes et de tropical. Rétro boisé différent de ce que on trouve d’habitude, apparemment du peuplier.
Palais reste malté pâle avec un léger houblonné de pin, le tout restant très sec. Rétro boisé ajoutant à cette sécheresse générale. En houblon, il me semble que pas mal de houblons C sont à noter. Au final, l’idée de faire un usage de bois de peuplier semble être intéressant mais le résultat reste cependant peu convainquant tant ce dernier obscurci le profil du houblon.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the pour house. Pours clear golden with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has a balance of floral notes and a slight earthiness. The taste has a light, dry bitterness, plenty of sweet citrus, and a touch of vanilla. Nice.
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Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subdued aroma of hops with hints of pine, fruit and citrus. Pours an orangish caramel color with a lasting white head. Tastes of hops, resin and mango with hints of citrus. Medium body with a dry slightly bitter finish.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. 4 oz sampler. Orange/gold with white head. Bitter pine hops, citrus notes with hint of wood. Just ok.
HippieFee (232) - - JUN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large Format - Cloudy dark orange color with a real thick head that sticks around for a while. Another dry flavor on the palate.
Ctplt777 (385) - - MAY 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this on draft and out of bottles and it’s excellent. Another great Hardywood beer. Aroma is huge sweet peach and mango. Just the juciest peaches, it’s delicious. Taste is bitter, hoppy and full of tropical fruit. Again more peach and mango with a nice sharp bite of grapefruit. Super drinkable and for a beer as big as it is, I was worried there was going to be a weird syrupy sweetness from the malt but I was pleasantly surprised. So many of these big ipa’s tend to be weird malt bombs. I’m glad this one stayed on the hoppier side. Cheers!
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured cloudy reddish orange with a white head. Clean pine aroma. Some citrus. Some sticky resin and malts. Pretty good.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to GreggMartin. Very grassy/piney hops in the aroma. The wood kinda comes out in the flavor, which is more bitter than anything else. Gregg has too many hotdogs in his tumtum and gets nuts on his Sunday. Makes him feel like a big boy.
zizzybalubba (1692) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma that comes off almost as cedar (but given the name and deScription must be poplar) along with pine and grapefruit. Taste is very hop forward with bitter pine, tangerine, and grapefruit rind. Muted malts on the back end due to the high hop bitterness. Surprisingly drinkable. I liked this a lot.
mile (3577) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate to full malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel with some tropical - light floral fruitiness, faint notes of wood, some grapefruit - light piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit/ piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, faint notes of wood, grapefruit/piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Caramel sweetish DIPA - could use more bitterness (and less caramel). Nice head though.