hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orange/copper pour with white foamy head. Nice retention. Orange peel, pine, sweet malt, and a hint of spice on the nose. Very enjoyable aromas. Flavors of oranges and pine resin. A bit sweet, but still balanced. Has a nice smooth bitterness that balances well with the malt. Medium/full mouthfeel. Smooth finish. 10% abv well hidden. Very nice.
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.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2012 This was only sampled at Yardhouse but it is very smooth without having too much hop domination. The malt holds up just enough to not let the hop destroy your palate. Caramel and fruit and a distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish. A new favorite.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap pours dark amber in color. Malty and hoppy with a hint of spiciness and citrus. Huge hoppy flavor dominates though. Heavy bodied beer.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A powerful and impressive imperial IPA. Pours a clear, sparkling amber with a small white head. Nose is obviously overwhelmingly hoppy. Grapefruit, lime and pepper dominate. Flavor and palate are enjoyable. The palate is smooth with lively carbonation. The malt reveals itself mainly in the flavor.
vandc01 (166) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap while at harpoon brewery.
Really amazing aftertaste. Crazy back of the tongue bitterness to it.
Very good beer.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange, typical for style, with a very thin ring of off-white bubbles around the edge. Aroma is of resin and sweetness, with prominent orange. Taste is similar with a significant hot alcohol note. It’d be better with a less sweet malt bill and more attenuation to help dry it out a tad. Not my favorite DIPA, but a pretty good attempt nevertheless.
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2009 IVE HAD HARPOONS IPA AND ENJOYED IT ALTHOUGH IT WASNT GREAT. THIS HOWEVER IS GREAT. POURS A CLOUDY ORANGE WITH A NICE HEAD THAT STICKS TO THE SIDES OF THE GLASS, SMELLS OF RICH HOPS AND TASTES ALMOST OVERWELMINGLY HOPPY WITH ALL ITS CRISP BITTERNESS, DELICIOUS GRAPEFRUIT AND A LITTLE HONEY. THIS ONE CAUGHT ME BY SUPRISE, QUITE GOOD.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ll agree with the most recent poster: grapefruit, citrus, pine dominant. The only drawback (and this is from drinking two bottles): carbonation is FLAT. Taste is awesome, but not what I expected, even with a good bit of experience with the style.
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice. Sweetness dominates over the hoppiness. Maybe slightly too sweet. Beautiful Head and mouthfeel. Amazing drinkability for a dipa 10%. Slightly strange funky flavor. After taste is much subtler than most ipas, but it is there, and it does last.