aracauna (3252) - 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 thatís the problem. An Imperial IPA should never be described as pleasant. The hopping isnít aggressive enough. However, it handles the alcohol nicely and itís not overly sweet. Good, bit perhaps mislabeled.
Luvystypotables (1060) - 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 (1865) - 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 (155) - - 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 (324) - - MAY 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had this on draft and out of bottles and itís excellent. Another great Hardywood beer. Aroma is huge sweet peach and mango. Just the juciest peaches, itís 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 ipaís tend to be weird malt bombs. Iím glad this one stayed on the hoppier side. Cheers!
Maverick34 (2584) - 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 (1056) - Dayton, Kentucky, 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 (1608) - 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 (3427) - 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.
bytemesis (4627) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear orange, large creamy beige head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, dankness. Flavor medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, fully bitter with a long lasting bitter finish. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. A bit hot overall, and honestly I did not get any direct overt impact of the wood.
alexsdad06 (7029) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at City Tap House DC. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have grapefruit citrus, herbal, light resiny hops with a big woody component, toasted bread, the wood smooths this out quite a bit, mild bitterness, soft finish.