dpgjrnhcraftbrew (79) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an absolutely beautiful honey-colored hue. Pretty decent foamy light-tan head that retreats to a slight coating on top. Picking up some hints of citrus but mostly pine, floral hops and some sweetness too mixed in the aromas. Tastes of pine, grapefruit, and the caramel malts help to balance out the bitterness. A touch of peppery-type heat on the finish. There is carbonation, bitterness, and alcohol warming/burn on the palate; though this one goes down very smooth. Overall, the malt sweetness works really well with the hops and I might find this to be one of my favorites; plus, easy to drink and the 10% abv is hidden quite nice. Harpoon has brewed a complex, well balanced, and delicious imperial ipa here; well done!
Iznogud (2386) - CROATIA - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Harpoon Brewery, Boston. Pours hazy amber with creamy white head. Citrus and pine hoppy aroma. Malt, caramel, citrus, fruits, lasting bitter finish. Good one.
chinchill (4204) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from notes - best by 7/2011 dated - served in a pint glass
A - pours a clear orange/amber color with a small amount of creamy off-white head that mostly fades rather quickly. No sediment in bottle.
Strong aroma dominated by malt, hops and esters. Rather piney with a bit of fruitiness.
T - bold and rich but well balanced, with exceptionally strong malt and piney hop components. The hop component dominates in the finish and aftertaste. High ABV apparent; high bitterness (IBU = 120!) not apparent.
M - High ABV provides a bite on the tongue followed by a warm in the finish. It is a fairly full bodied beer with adequate but light carbonation.
O: High ABV sipper; one and done but happy to repeat on another day.
Cweade (33) - - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too malty and thick for an IPA didn't cover the alcohol at ally. Idjhdjhdhdjjdjxudbjxhbzjxjjx
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jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber in color. A faint caramel and grapefruit aroma. Taste is not as strong as expected, but has some citrus hops, malts, pine, and caramel. A light bitter hope aftertaste.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Amber with large tan head out of bottle. Aroma of caramel and alcohol. Flavor similar to aroma with hops. Great beer!
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Stoned99 (1156) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Aroma: caramel and grapefruit upfront, rhum, alcohol. App: clear copper, with small head and some lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, light carbonation, medium sweetness with light dry long bitter finish. Overall: not enough fruity for my tastes but still a traditional IPA with American hops.
rjplumer (985) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy caramel body with a tinge of orange. Half inch foam off-white head that fades to thin film with a smattering of moderate bubbles. Aroma is a citrus with an apple-like crispness in the background. Some earthy pine can be detected. Initial blast of bitterness is noticeable but not overwhelming.Malt sweetness reminds me of apple with some sourness in the finish. Has a nice wet and sweet finish. Feels on the heavy side but still drinkable. It’s seems to say I’m friendly drink with a serious side. I look forward to more of these and I’ll recommend them too.
badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2014. Gold color with a medium head. Light piney aroma. Some pine in the flavor as well. A bit hop flavor. Light bitterness.
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, malty, vanilla-woody aroma with vaporous alcohol... reminds me of barleywine. Standard 12 oz longneck. Average label. Clear bronze beer with a light beige head. Sweet. Woody, tannic, vanilla, strongly bitter, tea. Mouthy. Long bitter finish. This is barleywine. ABC Liquors, Betton.