BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear copper with a fluffy off white head. Lemon balm, grapefruit and caramel aroma. The flavors are very complex. Cinnamon and spice, cherries, and citrus fruit finishing with a semi-dry malt finish. Incredibly soft mouth feel and very easy to drink. A deliciously unique double IPA!
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight haze, fresh blackberry, floral nose, sweetish and then a little alcohol and bitterness come in late.
julesjis (53) - Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22. Nice sweet aroma. Great taste....a bit grassy, but very balanced with the bitter and the sweet. Great beer.
liquidhedonism (63) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle from New Seasons Market in Hillsboro, OR. This huge NW IPA has a very strong resinous and citrus hop profile with enough malt to balance it out perfectly. The mouthfeel is gloriously strong, smooth, and bitter. The taste is sweet and bitter throughout with a pleasant bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. The alcohol is masked amazingly well too. This is definitely my favorite Hopworks beer, and for me, it rings in as one of the best Imperial IPAs out there!
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hopworks BikeBar. Solid caramel nose, with big fruity hopping. Bright amber color. Thick sweet caramel, rotten dates, sweet, juicy wine-like raisins, light hop tracks in finish. Medium-heavy body. Very tasty. The hopping is clear and present (bit 100+ IBU, really?).
Paincane (156) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper body w/ light tan head. Citrus, floral hoppy aromas. Beautifully balanced malt backbone and crisp hop bitterness & finish. Great big DIPA.
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2011, unknown bottle date:
A: Hazy toasted apricot ale is topped with less than single finger of white foam. This falls in moments to a sheet of the same. No lacing.
S: Lots of sharp citrus notes here. The amarilloís in this are a bit overdone IMO. Lots of grapefruit, some peaches, cat piss and onion. Canít say Iím impressed, but donít feel disappointed really. Just kinda, meh.
T: Super sweet. Super bitter. Itís hard to address, but it is certainly both really bitter and really sweet simultaneously. The bitterness is resiny, citric peels, spicy (think raw peppercorn). The sweetness is peaches, malts, caramels, pralines. This is quite a complex IIPA.
M: Medium on heavy for the style with moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Not quite what I look for in the style, but certainly fitting for the beerís personality.
O: Iím really torn on this beer. The appearance is far from impressive. The smell is not particularly good, almost dislike. The mouthfeel is forgettable. The taste, the taste is really nice. I would like to see more reviews on this beer to see if there is something Iím missing about this, if I got a chill haze beer, or what. Itís good, not great and far from exceptional. Adjust the aromatic hop additions and weíll see how this beer improves.
Serving type: bottle
kbudd19 (595) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden copper pour with white frothy head. Aroma is big hit of sweet malts, and some nice citrus notes. Taste is a big shut the fuck up and drink, amazing drinkability mellow but in a good way, nice hope presence, just really well balanced. Yum.
Ferris (4144) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Skunky earthy hops with some pine and sweetness. Clear deep copper with a rich beige head. So well balanced with huge malts to go with the huge IBU and hops. Absurdly easy to drink.
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red and cloudy with a thin head. Hop aroma is blood orange and spice. Body has lots of hop flavor. Malt and caramel hold it up well. A nice double IPA with a long finish.
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx Todd for this one !!
Head: very longlasting, slightly off white, creamy , very nice !
Colour: deep orange slight hazy amber
Smell: peaches, malt sweetness, tad irony, citric slightly peppery
Taste: start is orange peel, lemon, resiny hops, then comes in a huge bitterness with a slight boozey flavour, end is dry, grassy and again bitter, nice DIPA !