Gmku (283) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad DIPA. Overall though I wish for a bit more body. It is indeed a maltier DIPA among DIPAs, but it seems to settle for the middle ground, i.e., in my opinion, if youíre going to be DIPA, either go for a weak or a strong malt backbone. In between seems oddly weak. Still, not bad.
sailracer (301) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a firm head. It is surprisingly clear for an imperial IPA. The aroma has strong citrus hop character. The taste is bitter hops that mellow slightly after a few sips. The alcohol flavor is well hidden. Decent overall.
kerenmk (1210) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís. Thanks DSG. Clear amber-copper with white head. Salt, evergreen, grassy aroma, surprisingly sweet taste at first and then bitterness. Velvety texture, lively carbonation. Good.
DSG (3926) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Arielís place. Clear deep golden. Aroma of resinous and piney hops, malt and quite a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor with chewy malt, a bit of honey hints and bitter hoppiness in the alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied.
Michbeerlover (100) - - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely balanced. Alcohol well hidden for 10%. Very clear beer. Aroma is more malty than hoppy, but has a good hop bite, nice.....
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Rotbart (153) - - APR 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt orange in color with a rather full head and lots of carbonation. Citrusy aroma with a heavy bitter taste and a long astringent finish.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 8/1/09. Pours a murky dark burnt orange with a big frothy off-white head on top. Excellent retention as this rests comfortably for most of the drink. Nice lacy sip rings present. Smells very powerfully of pineapple and sugar cane. Very sweet smelling. Big citrus nose, with some slight lemon zest finish.
The mouth is slightly slick, but with a good carbonation level to back it up. Not too crisp or thin. This is pretty well-balanced DIPA. Iím getting plenty of citrusy sweetness, but it is well complemented by a deep hop bite. Finishes slightly on the harsh side, with some charred wood, and plenty of bitterness. This beer has some attitude for sure. I wish the rest of the Harpoon line could keep up with their Leviathan series. Highly recommend.
RobertDale (1882) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from a good friend. Pours dark clear amber with a small biege head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is piney hops, citrus, caramel, and malt. Lots of hops. Hides the alcohol well. Very nice.
jjgmd (731) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured on draft at TAP 52. Pours an orange golden color. Nose is floral and hoppy. Taste is nothing but flavor, citrusy with some banana , a real winner. Finish is dry , smooth and slightly lingerings . This harpoon caught me for real. Quaff Score 9 / 10
BrewBoxer (1226) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweet sticky taste as expected. Hints of orange, honey and ginger. Very flavorful and delicious