Ratman197 (8465) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can poured a clear golden amber with a small lasating amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit and candied orange with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Finhead (1031) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear, deep copper pour with a light tan head. There is a floral and pine hop aroma, but with a slight damp basement smell mixed in. The medium body has a somewhat sticky texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet on the tip of the tongue while a little bitter in the back. This is followed by a boozy finish.
mkel07 (2507) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at The Pub Monte Carlo in Las Vegas. I had never heard of this brewery before and this beer is one of those rare gems that you come across, no expectations, just drink and see. There was a bold fruity hop aroma bursting out of the glass. The flavour was great and right up there with the best IPAís tha I have had. The flavour was well balanced and not overpowering in the hop department.
BillKismet (3162) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a well-suited, light beige head. Light fruit and pineapple nose. Exceptionally estery and fruity with some mild bitterness mixed in. After a sip or two, pineapple blasts to the forefront. Sticky sweet, but not too over-the-top.
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber pour with a light tan head. Aroma is citrus, pineapple. Taste is a nice malt backbone with good hop flavor. A little spicy at the end. Nice hop aftertaste-ok lacing.
bvc (1121) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can. Pours a clear amber golden with dense head and plenty of sticky lacing. Very sweet up front and not much in the way of hops. First thing that comes to mind is pineapple upside down cake. Canned pineapple, hint of orange, caramel doughy cake malt, bit of alcohol heat in there as I warms and opens. Sweet up front, caramel and tea malts, candied pineapple, some stronger onion hop flavors try to poke through, but are just beat down by the sweet malt flavors. Better that the score suggests, but not my style.
sodakotakid (208) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice copper color with a very light head. I find this to be very sweet and hoppy. This also has a very hoppy bitterness. Usually when a beer says imperial I donít generally care for it, but this is unique and tasty.
From my beer on the wall beer of the month club!!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel aroma sugary sweet w notes of citrus and floral hops. Very sweet aroma. Pours amber nice clarity good head lasting lace. Flavors of caramel iced tea moderate to low citrus and floral hops. Sweet finish. Light lingering citrus. Not my favorite too sweet for my taste but not flawed and well put together.
bhensonb (9812) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Nice aroma of resin over lightly roast caramel. Med body. Flavor is sweetish roast caramel with some citrus and resin. Even a bit floral. Itís not harsh. Itís not NWestish. But itís pretty tasty. Loaded with hop. I think itís somewhat underrated.
mcberko (4771) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. can, pours a murky orange / brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hops and some unpleasant cloying maple syrup - uh-oh. Flavour is quite musty, with herbal hops, some syrup notes, caramel / toffee, finishing on a hoppy sweet note. The warmer it gets, the more herbal and nastily sweet this becomes. Quite repulsive, really.