zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009 12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Golden orange pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of some grassy/piney hops but a surprising amount of malt sweetness as well. Some bitter pine hop flavor blended with a very sweet caramel malt backbone. In my first rating I did not taste enough juicy grapefruit but this gives me just enough to keep me satisfied. This is similar to Dogfish 90 Minute in terms of flavor. My edge would go to Dogfish but this is still a solid offering.
Westmeister (1299) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A gift from a friend. Best by is 1/14/14. However, I think this is a bit beyond its prime. Pours a clear amber orange with a decent off white creamy head. Smell is heavy sweet caramel malts, little citrus and touch earthy hops. Taste is big caramel sweetness, medium to heavy sweet for IIPA, pretty big bitterness, more citrus, touch pine. Not my style of ipa.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 6-13-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer forms a medium sized white head with good retention, transparent body with a yellow hue, good amount of lacing, and slow rising carbonation. The Aroma is caramel malt, citrus and grapefruit hops. The Taste is quite bitter, malty, citrus, and grapefruit hops. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very hoppy tasting which is true to style, one for hop heads, and is a bit too hoppy tasting for my liking. A beer I recommend trying.
SpongeRuiner (422) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like straight orange juice. Heavy tropical fruit taste upfront. Big hop taste. Feel is a little cheap. Kind of boozy. Still pretty good.
chucklemation (159) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colored. Tastes of citrus and hops, though not too much hops. I also get a hint of honey, or something sweet, at the finish. Delicious.
Bamsen78 (1967) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Rattle & Hum, NYC. Pours cloudy amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops with a citric touch to it and a subtle malty note. Sweetish, rather boozy onset, giving way to a hoppy symphony with angrassy epilogue. Heavy but good.
b3shine (3505) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (78) - - 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 (217) - 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 (348) - 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 (42) - 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.