Newk (299) - - OCT 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at haymarket. Poured into a goblet and pours dark orange color with a good small head.
Powerful and deep aromas of pine cones, resin, navel oranges, hops and loads of citrus and guava. There are good layers of aromas in this with the fresh hops being upfront and notable.
Full bodied with a really good and smooth feel. Not as layered, but the notes of guava, hops, pine cones and resin are still delicious.
Was offered this up as an alternative to the normal mathias by the bartender. I absolutely loved this and it is an amazing Imperial IPA.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Poured a cloudy light orange color with a dense white head. The smell was all citrus, with big funkiness and tropical fruit. The flavor is a bit more subdued than the smell, with a blend of fresh hops, some piney bitter backbone and a touch of sweet malt creeping through the hops. The mouthfeel is thick and full with a long oily finish.
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft. as expected after having the IPA just before: goopy, syrupy, chewy, resinous body, heavy resin, tea, sweet caramel syrup and orange oil flavor with lighter butane and solvent notes. high bitterness, strong sweetness, fatiguing alcohol.
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear dark amber with a small off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma of malts pine caramel tea citrus and pine. Flavor is tea, bitter, sweet, fruity and malty. Finishes longlived bitter.
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Deep red-orange, nearly no head. Syrupy tropical fruit aroma, lots of ripe mango, passionfruit, melon. Oily body, loads of tropical fruit and crushed nettles/green grass, juicy juicy! Pithy dry bitter finish. Outstanding!
AWISLguy (1178) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours orange brown with some head, nice lacing. Aroma has citrus fruits and dark fruits with some pine. Heavy citra on review - nice Taste brings sweet fruit, pine and some resin. Modicum of caramel. Some syrupiness. Finishes medium length and a nice sweet/bitter mix. Alcohol hidden. This is really nicely put together brew that stays with you!
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Haymarket. Clear golden/amber - white head. Hashish. Herbal. Fruity. High hoppy. High bitterness. Light boozy. Dry bitter finish. Classic 10% american IIPA.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the best I’ve had from Haymarket so far. Lots of floral hops and a big flavor kick that doesn’t give you a bitter slap in the face. Very smooth actually, and the abv wasn’t noticeable at all.
Hammy78 (725) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour at the Haymarket brewpub in Chicago Illinois. Pours a hazy copperish colour, white head and lacing. Aroma is sweet, a little hop and nice fruits like orange and grapefruit. Tastes a little bready actually, but the hops champion through for some citrus bitterness.
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz pour. A little darker than expected caramel color pour with a nice sized pillowy head floating on top. Huge resinous citrus hop notes are mixed well with some tropical fruit and more dank dank dank. Flavor is a bit more malt forward than I figured. Aggressively bitter finish, great carbonation for the style. Very nice.