ComradeK (1090) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts reasonably well without leaving much lacing. Strong pine resin and grapefruit hops aromas mix with smoother toffee malt. Pine and chilli hops notes up front lead into some potently bitter citrus. Pine resin hops and toffee malt mix in the mid-palate, with the pine resin persisting through to the finish, where it is joined by grapefruit. There is a bitter herbal aftertaste. This is a nice, potently hoppy imperial IPA, and a very satisfying beer.
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a medium, white foam head. Big caramel and bread nose. Medium to strong sweet flavor, some pine, more caramel. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Fairly sticky finish, some resinous pine, ripe citrus. Some mild grainy malts. A decent DIPA,
davidm (2051) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Black Hearts & Sparrows. Great taste, amazing length. Aroma of burnt caramel, grass, grain. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is creamy, full bodied. Amber, with a thin head.
Huhzubendah (3341) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer appears transparent and orange colored with 1/4" white head.The aroma offers some pine, citrus, light booze. Healthy malt presence with some pine and citrus notes. Slightly sweet with an aggressive bite in the finish. Medium to light body with heavy bitterness. Overall, this was ok. Nothing to write home about.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-18-2012
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep golden amber with a billowy offwhite head. Falls away to leave a decent amount of lacing all the way down the glass. Aromas of light sweet caramel and resiny grassy piney hops. Not quite as assertive as I imaged but decent all the same. Flavour wise there are plenty of resiny hops. Not overly bitter to be honest. Some malt sweetness. Fullish mouthfeel. Nice easy drinking DIPA
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle from Cousin Matt’s local BevMo. Meant to split it but ran out of Californian drinking days and have somehow ended up polishing it off on a rain-lashed November night at The Penguin. Pours warm, clear orange heaped with a diminishing off-white mousse. Aroma of drawer liners, perfumed neck (sorry, the missus’ perfumed neck), hot tyres, mature Cheddar, Shepherd Neame, liquorice and tinned peaches draped with honey. Pretty cacophonous with good, still-fresh musky hop rising above the peachiness. Slippery and honeyed with enough rasp, hum and bitterness to get away with it; notes of peaches, lemon icing, lavender, honey and lemon throatsweets. Good flowery green burps. Bit medicinal, Shep-like and not entirely to my taste but relieved to find it’s not a complete peach bomb.
BucannonXC5 (1331) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22-oz. bomber into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 13, 2012 (purchased at Mission Trails Market for $7.99 on Nov. 13, 2012). Caramel amber with three fingers of thick frothy white head.
Decent wet foamy retention on the top and the sides.
Smelled a nice dose of citrus hops. Got grapefruit, tangerine, lime, skunky pine and caramel (light). The skunk lingered on.
Tasted very hoppy right from the get-go. Got tangerine and grapefruit bitter hops up front with a strong bite of orange peels and alcohol lingering after. I kept waiting for the aftertaste to be good, but it never really came. Definitely missing something.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Skunky, bitter finish.
Was a bit disappointed overall, especially for the $7.99 price tag. It was missing something, came up just a tad short.
bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a large creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with some lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and medium bitterness that carries into the far finish. Medium bodied and oily textured in the mouth.
hallinghansen (2650) - Odense SV, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma is perfume, pine, citrus, peach. Flavor is bitter hops, fruit, pine needles, caramel.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Creek Monkey. Pours a clear, rich golden color with a finger of white head. Aroma of big, fresh oily and and piney and citrusy hops, sweet malts, wet leaves, and sugar. The flavor had the same big, oily, citrusy, fresh hop character, with sweet malts, grapefruit peel, soap, and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with a sticky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lingers on the palate. Nice DIPA.