brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear gold with a one inch head of white. Retention is moderate, with the head fading to a skim coat within two minutes.
Aromatics are fairly pungent and piney. Grapefruit, melons, and spruce resin follow through with a hint of butterscotch.
Medium bodied and a bit chewy. A creamy and crisp mouthfeel.
Pine dew, spruce bark, melon rinds, and grapefruit start the palate. Light malt, warming alcohol, and buttery undertones follow through.
Bitterness is firm and lingering, and the brew is nicely drying.
Finishes with a sustaining bitterness, warming alcohol, shades of grapefruit zest and conifer tannins.
Pretty damn tasty. One of Harpoons best in my book. The hopping is pretty agressive, and this is a big beer.
I prefer a more tropical, floral type hop profile though, and the buttery undertones detract.
mountainforest (131) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Halloween Party 2015 from Jeff L. Delicious. Creamiest and sweetest IPA I’ve ever had. Lots of subtle notes. Pace yourself with 10% alcohol.
DrNosha (649) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l Flasche. Extremer Hopfenduft. Grapefruit und Trockenobst. Goldenes Gelb. Geschmack noch extremer. Getrocknete Aprikose und Grapefruit. Süße und Alkohol merkt man deutlich!
rouhlas (1704) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle at home. Hazy orange amber color with off white head. Hoppy and light malty aroma, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine, caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Honey and raisin aroma. Full caramalt, boozy, and citrusy resiny hop taste. Boozy finish.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 355ml @ Harpoon Tap Room - Terminal A, Logan Airport (BOS), Boston, MA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, floral, herbal and citrus. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, boozy, caramel, floral, grass and citrus finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Way too strong, sweet and malty for my liking, didn’t seem that fresh either.
miyauchi38 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1193) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color ;perfect , off-white head. Tropical , fruity madness in the aroma . Caramel malt , pine and grapefruits in taste. Strong , hoppy bitterness in finish.
ctipping (536) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Off white head with decent lacing. Dark golden color. Looks malty. Smells malty! And boozy. Citrus hops, but you can tell the malts will win this battle. Good hop flavor but it fades to sweetness very quickly. I think I taste bananas. Very little lingering bitterness, but it’s boozy. Syrupy and sweet, but drinkable despite. Good IPA, if a little sweet.
rondphoto (3150) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dark amber, fluffy two-finger ivory head, streamers of lace. Big caramel malt begins this brew, with equally strong hops joining on the swallow. Both parts push aggressively through a long lingering finish. I don’t know how much of this I can stand in one session, but 12 ounces is plenty to savor. Highly recommended.
RickReallyBrew (76) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of the most unique imperial IPAs I’ve tasted, and they are usually unique. I can’t place my finger on what the flavor is that is tickling my fancy. Something in the blend of malts and hops is extraordinary. Wow!