b3shine (5974) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent full gold with off-white lacing. Smells solid too; hoppy and malty. Tastes like it smells, only more malty than hoppy. Average on the palate. Solid beer, but nothing special by DIPA standards.
malkyore (226) - - SEP 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet fruity nose. Molasses and hops, maybe some cinnamon. Great smelling beer. Sweet appley taste, malts and a heavy hop presence but not off putting like some of the other imperial ipas I’ve had.
pictoman (668) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Clear orangey yellow (even slightly pink) with a full white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Sweet citrus flavour followed by piney hops and hint of malt. Very creamy texture.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour with loads of hop, resin, and grapefruit on the nose. Notes of sweet caramel malt as well. The flavor is full bodied with long a lasting sweet and bitter balance. Boozey notes on the finish and makes for an overall amazing beer.
ChrisFields (80) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 USA bottleAroma-very rich with a flowery spice and hops.Appearance-deep amber orange with a thin light head which disappeared quickly with little lacing.Taste-comes on strong and bitter, heavily laden with hops. More forceful than subtle or complex though certainly not bad.Palate-lightly carbonated not rough on the tongue but also not the smoothest either.Overall-a bold flavored ipa, a good one to try but not one i would likely search out.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange copper. Good clarity. Nose is a little floral, fruit, malt. Taste is a good balance of hop, fruit, citrus and malt. Nice and clean finish.
deekyn (1284) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours reddish orange with no head. No lacing. S - candied citrus, citrus hops and soap lead to a solid caramel malt and dried fruits/grains (dog food). Hint of sweet tropical fruits and damp vegetation. M - wow, such a quiet dipa. So mellow. Medium body to flat middle. Low carb, sticky sweet end. T - quick soapy and candied citrus hops to a growing malt backbone. Caramel and bready malts. Very grainy with a hint of dark dry fruits. Very vegetal end. O - pretty good. Simple and quiet, but gets too malty as it warms. 3.3
puboflyons (2261) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated Best By 10/15/13. The pour is a well carbonated golden amber. The aroma has a nice malty sweetness with floral hops evening it off. The body is medium to bold. The taste has an incredibly sweet maltiness up front like caramel and toffee and then the punchy hop bitterness roars in from behind. With each sip the hops get bolder. Excellent dry bitterness on the backside. This beer evolves as it nears the end.
Ed5388 (2314) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewery. Pours an amber orange color with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma caramel malt and citrus hops. Taste was similar. Sweet malts, citrus, and a big alcohol bite in the finish.
ScipioA (341) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lovely red-brown with a thick tan head up top. Lively resin hop aroma with hints of alcohol as it warms. Bitter hops dominate the flavor as well, but sweet malt comes though at first. It feels very heavy in the mouth, almost like a stout, save the carbonation. Astringent aftertaste with some alcohol burn.