Blairgus (2727) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
17 nov 201, tap at hay market bar. Nose is big alcohol and sweet bubblegum. Med body and mildly fizzy. Big alcohol taste, orange juice, grapefruit. Great!
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TattooJack (159) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Haymarket, started with a 4oz. while sampling then had a 12oz. Everyone at the table liked this one, me included. Great taste and high powered, a perfect pairing. This should be sold in tall boy cans throughout the greater Chicagoland area.
Ernesto987 (3910) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at brewery, maybe im getting too old for these iipas. Big sweet boozy and tons and tons of hops, some pineapple and light notes of the awesomeness of the citra hop but just too much sweet and booze to make it work very well. Next time.
DrSilverworm (6936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at GTMW. Listed as Spam, Mathias... not sure if that’s a different entry or not... If so, please correct me. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white kind of khaki head, leaves decent bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick texture. Moderate sweet taste, moderate to bigger bitter taste. Bigger caramel malt, kind of grainy flavor. Pine, orange citrus. Some grapefruit. Nice DIPA, but a bit more malt flavor than I’d like, more sweetness than necessary. A more dry finish would be nice.
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden copper ale with a thin white head. In aroma, smooth fruity caramel malt with good floral hops, catty and resinous. In mouth, sweet orange caramel malt, with fragrant hops, resinous and pungent, alcohol warmth. On tap at brewery.
Christpuncher (1386) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really smooth double ipa. Strong alcohol taste onthe finish. Pours orange in color and smooth to drink. Had at haymarket
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brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Amber to copper in color with an off-white head. Good hop aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. But, quite caramel forward and malty. Lots of pine as well. Tons of caramel, sugar, malt sweetness. Some pineapple sweetness, too. Grapefruit, tropical fruitiness from the hops, and a bit of pine bitterness. Good hop character, but too sweet.
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft during Chicago trip in 2011. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor is packed with tropical fruit, clementines and peaches, some grapefruit citrus, caramel, sweet honey, grapefruit rind, good bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden as this is balanced and highly drinkable at 10%, yet assertive enough to warrant the Imperial IPA category. Extremely tasty.
jkwood04 (4154) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, some caramel and pale malts, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid beer but could be hoppier with less malts.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at haymarket.mfrom notes. Loads of citrus dominate this bad boy. Wow, I’m really digging this one.
hayduke (3464) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 This was sampled at the brewpub with Doran and Dave. Came in the glass an ambre-orange with and off-white head. Nose of tropical fruit. Medium body. Flavor is tropical fruit with mango and pineapple. Finish shows floral hops. Really nice beer.