hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear golden ale with amber highlights and a small, white head. The aroma is a pleasing swirl of honey, fuzzy fruits, grapefruit and white pepper. Full-bodied with a thick mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Malty and sweet with flavorful hops and adequate bitterness. Mid-length, pleasantly sweet finish. Thanks to mgumby10 for providing my sample!
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle with thanks to 46er3498 for the bonus! Pours a clear golden with a moderate tan cap. Aroma is pine/resin, light citrus and grass. Flavor is more pine, resin and grass. Thanks Tom!
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a tight foamy off white head with some lacing and gold color. Aroma is simcoe, sweet citrus-lemon/pine hops. Taste is simcoe, citrus-grapefruit rind/lemon/some pine, slight tart/harsh bitter, some light malt, alcohol. Soft carbonation. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing this.
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via HogTownHarry. Rich golden colour with a large white head. Strong aroma of pine resin and orange zest with a solid caramel malt background. Full and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Big, bold flavours of strongly bitter hops and sweet malts, with a lingering orange pith finish. Not the best DIPA I’ve had, but still quite good.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Some nice big hops. Sweet and bitter balance. Some pine, citrus and caramel malts. A bit creamy and nice, hops linger a bit. Stronger than I expected.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12oz. Definitely has the character of an Imperial IPA, but not quite as big as others in the style, or even other styles. Good mid-palate but finish too strong. A little disappointing.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. thanks to 17thfloor. pours clear gold with white head. nose of pale malts, piney, green, alc, cleaner. flavors are green, piney, lawn clippings, caramel. med body, decent finish.
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hyde Park.
Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet hoppy flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.
This is a very good beer.
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle : The aroma is loaded with citrus hops, light pine, and mango. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts sweet fruitiness and some light caramel. The finish is all citrus hops with a hint of pine. Grapefruit really lingers in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel.
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 330 ml., just enough for a person. Big hop IPA, really nice, and the booze, like a hop whiskey. Cloudy golden colour with noticeable whit head, and som lace. Very smooth drinking, a remarkable mouthfeel for a DIPA with such booze and hops. WHy? I get the hops first and foremost. What a delivery. Must try.