BucannonXC5 (829) - 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.
spokeydonkey (2) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Resinous, onion/garlic, damp grass hop aroma mixing with some alcohol and a bit of caramel.
Appearance: Light copper and hazy. Minimal head.
Taste: Well-balanced is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s a big double IPA, but the hops are reigned in by a solid malt presence and sweetness. Hop notes are resinous, grassy, dank, a bit of onion/garlic. It’s followed up by a light malt sweetness and surprisingly doesn’t have a lingering bitterness. Its easy to go back for more on this one.
Palate: Full bodied without a lot of lingering bitterness. Finishes a lot lighter than you’d expect for its body.
Overall: A nice double IPA, but more restrained than a lot of west coast IPAs you find. Easy drinking and balanced for the style.
Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Nova. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, caramel, resin and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, floral hops, resin and caramel. Very nice imperial IPA.
Barreras (969) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a darker almost amber yellow color with a faint floral aroma. Taste is clean, light and easy drinking. A little resin and bready with a hibiscus flavor. Left on the palate is a slight bitter hops. Overall an easy drinking beer fof the style, the hops is wonderfully balanced.
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep gold pour with a decent white head. Grapefruit,, citrus aromas, malt and a little resin. Taste is similar, malt comes through a little more, nice long bitterness.
VinegarStroke (270) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear, deep copper, medium to thick head with great lace. Citrus aromas. Very hoppy. Just a hint of the lantana, green, rubber or resin profile. Dry, not sour and medium bitterness. Good depth and length. Refreshing for a double. Seems to be well attenuated.
allmyvinyl (3136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours pale gold with a thick white head. Aromas are grapefruit, citrus, big resinous hops. Taste brings more bitternesss and alight touch of caramel at the back. Quite a thin body, bitter finish. Very nice.
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber golden, quite bitter and dry, toffee, sweet fruit, bitter finish.
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber tinted orange color with small white head. Nose is berries, grapefruit, light sweet malt, and some misc resin. Flavor was most of the same with a bitter hop bit. Medium bodied with good carbonation for the style. Pretty solid offering.
Koskela (284) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy aroma very floral and heavy malt aroma mixed in this orangy hazy brew with little white head. A full malty flavor and body and good carb compliment the hop flavor and bitterness of this imperial ipa. Overall it is exactly what the brewer says. A massively hoppy imperial ipa. Massively delicious.
Beir30 (23) - California, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
color and aroma decent, taste is the winner, add habenero you get habenero cousin, wee bit lazy on that one