OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A - Pours a clear amber body with lackluster head that melts into thinness.
S - Resiny pine hop oil, loads mandarin oranges, booze vapors, strange onion/BO odor, caramel malt.
T - Jagged pine infused astringent citrus evil hops layered with boozy caramel malt. Bounties of citrus comes out on the finish. Alcohol is not hidden very well.
Iíve had this beer several times and itís seems to vary alot. Sometimes I sort of like it, sometimes I hate it. This beer is good(better) cold. The citrus is the only thing that saves it. When it warms it turns hideously ugly. The alcohol is evident every time. I love and respect this brewery but I probably wonít be getting this again.
Serving type: bottle
Mittenator (1049) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from backlog). Big orange color with even bigger citrus and hoppy aromas. This smells great. Sweet upfront and slightly piney at the end.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours bright orange in color with decent white head. A little lacing as it goes down. Aroma was all grapefruit. Taste added bready malt, a little pine and clean crispy bitter bite. Medium to light mouth feel. Very drinkable as the ABV does not show up.
umich03jm (1500) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice golden orange color with a small head that quickly fades. Aroma is packed with citrus, pine, and floral hops. A hint of malt comes through too. Taste has a very slightly sweetness at first and turns extremely bitter by the finish. Lots of citrus and floral hops throughout and thereís just enough malt to give a bit of a backbone. Finish is long, very bitter and floral. This is a solid Imperial IPA but itís not very memorable.
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some floral notes in the aroma, some burn behind that. A bit stale palate, with hops but also slightly alcaholic finish. Was expecting more
b33r (629) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice bright orange translucent color with very small white head and messy lacing. Aroma is huge- could smell it right after opening and as the glass sits there too. Flavor has a sweet fruity, citric, piney punch up front and finishes a bit bitter. Nicely blended and can hardly taste the alcohol. Very good overall.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Clear light orange pour with a spotty white head. Lots of citrus and pine resin hops - both aroma and taste. Hop assertive but pretty well balanced. Solid brew.
vectorborne5 (9) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Good appearance and aroma, but spices are unbalanced and give this IPA an overly bitter after flavor.
artmcd8 (1219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color pour. Continuous slight head. Hoppy aroma. Slight bitter taste.
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TATE (257) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap at the Nocturnem Draft Haus. Pours black with little head. For starters Iím not a fan of the style thus the low rating. Iím sure its well built for the style with the increasing arms race for who can brew the most hop resiny beer. There was a lot of heat with the high alcohol but no other flavor than the hop bitterness which does not allow your taste buds to taste anything else for about 30 minutes.