sloth (2602) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large tan head with good retention, fair lacing. Murky orange color. Nose is malt forward, grainy and a little doughy. Body is med/full, sorta chewy and a bit oily. Piney/citrusy hop flavors with some middlin crystal malt notes, lil ice tea and leafy notes as well. Lightly sweet finish, grainy ,lasting. Can from my buddy Roberrrrrrrrt, via Paul. Thanks guys!
maekchu (2556) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Whole Foods - El Segundo. Big grapefruit nose, some floral notes, too. Hazy dark straw. bid rocky head. Heavy toffee, caramel initial; hops poke through in mid, but not much; final has some mild hop traces over thick sweetness. Medium-heavy body. Maybe less-than-stellar ingredients are used in this one. Contract brewed for Fox Brews. Okay. A bit too sweet.
Lukaduke (2549) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 10, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a deep rich amber color with a big three finger head... Aromas are sweet toffee butterscotch with a touch of pine. On the palate this really is a mess... Butterscotch and alcohol, taste like an overly sweet barley wine that was mixed with a half glass of tap water.... slight bitterness in the finish, other than that where are the hops... again where are the hops ?
umich03jm (2504) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, extra from trade with my friend Randy in Arizona. Pours a clear golden orange color with a big, thick foamy head that fades very slowly, leave some lacing. Fairly faint aroma of musty grass hops and pale malt. Taste is stale, bitter hops with no sweetness to balance. Very strong bitterness. Light caramel malt backbone. Overpowering oily mouthfeel which also makes it a little thinner than I like. Overall, bitter hop bomb and the hops arenít even fresh. Not a very good Imperial IPA.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a bottle received as a trading extra. Pours a clear light brown with very little head, but just decent lace. The nose is caramel malt with good fruitiness, featuring mostly dried fruits, and a nice grapefruit hop aroma that sneaks in under everything else. The flavor has some sweetness up front, but is a little more bitter than expected from the nose with the citrus and almost raisin fruitiness coming through as well. The body is fairly full, but has somewhat of a watery texture with very little carbonation and a long bitter and fruity finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can poured into glass. While I was intrigued by having a DIPA out of a can this one didnít really live up to my expectations. There just wasnít enough hop character to it and it was overall pretty boring.
merc7186 (2442) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Good Lacing
S: This smells like a bad, gritty barleywine. There is zero bottle dating but I am going to say that this is an old bottle.
T: This is completely devoid of any hops...
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, ...this is either an old bottle or just junk.
Overall....nothing more to say.
italianjohn (2439) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden orange pour, thin decent layer of creamy off white head and sticky striped lacing ... aroma of chewy caramel malts, citrusy hops, light pine and a little resiny ..... taste of citrusy and light piney hops, mostly chewy caramel malts, little resiny ... nice bitter hop bite that lingers into the finish ... like a cross between an imperial red and dipa ... abv hidden insanely well for 9.3% ... they must have changed their recipe .. nicely done
Gription79 (2430) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Big hop aroma, slight caramel, floral, fruity, resin, slight toffee. Notes of oxidation. Not really into this one, to sweet.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored, moderate head, some lacing/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, lightly floral, some caramel. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness. Decent.