b3shine (4203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks dudeabide). Looks good; a hazy burnt-orange with sticky white lacing. Smells hoppy and somewhat funky. Tastes like it smells, but better. Mouthfeel is good, but somewhat bretty. Good, but an atraditional DIPA.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can. Here is a pretty shabbily executed IIPA. Burnt oily hop flavor, really kind of vegetal, bad. Attractive enough appeaance, glowing amber-orange with a frothy yet creay just off-white head The aroma is bad, think Minhas IIPA. Soapy and astringent, really has a dominating oily residue. Tweaker IIPA.
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle picked up at Lee’s Discount
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Grapefruit and pine resin
Taste: Fruity, caramel and pine resin
This is my kind of IIPA, great. Hoppy but not over the top bitterness. I would love to try this fresh. Next time I’m in Las Vegas I need to find this on tap.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very lightly hazed copper/amber with a slowly fading ecru head. Aroma is a floral and citrus mix with pepper, sweet malt and vegetal notes. Tastes like grapefruit juice with caramel, mild alcohol and a mild bitter finish.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat abrasive hop aroma - litter box, grapefruit, pineapple. Tatoo art logo, 12 oz can. Clear, or almost clear, citrine brew with an absolutely huge, ivory head in a snifter. Pretty smooth, big IAIPA flavor - grapefruit pith, light diacetyl, fairly sweet, modest pine/resin. Man, this would make great Mojo - add a little oregano and lime. Very respectable, a big beer. Thanks to PorterPounder for digging this out of World Market.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A vigorous pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright, copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, golden copper color. The beer smells of crystal malt and then some supporting hop character. Sweet tea notes, caramelized grain, touches of grapefruit, and some pine like notes.
The beer has a solid bitterness, with a lingering pine and menthol astringency, with an up front grapefruit zest character. The finish also has a toasted whole grain cracker note, some lingering sweet tea leaning crystal malt notes, as well as a caramelized note that adds a bit too much here. The body is a bit on the chewy side for an IPA.
Not really my type of IPA, a bit too malt focused, and the hop character could be a lot more floral and characterful. Wow, I was quite surprised that this was an Imperial IPA, really makes me like it even less.
travita (3651) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The smell is sweet, caramel, and hops. The look is cloudy, dark golden in color, and has an off white head. The taste is hops, fruits, bitterness, and sweet.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of pikapp327. Pours a very murky ruddy brown with some sediment present. Foamy head that took a bit of coaxing to get a rise. Aroma is very sappy, sticky hops. Lots of resiny notes on this one. Flavor is woody and aged, with bitter hops that leave a dry aftertaste. Lots of exciting flavors with an aftertaste that lingers forever.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle given to me by Destral, poured into my Darkness glass...Pours an ugly murky dark orange. Hardly any carbonation at all, no head surfaces except for a few sparse bubbles on the side of the glass...The aroma is super malty tons of caramel and bread, a little pineapple, no hops, a bit of alcohol. Doesn’t smell bad, but no balance...The taste is terrible, at first almost devoid of flavor then comes moldy grass, stale hops, and alcohol. This is not a good combination at all. The feel is really light, a weird harsh finish.
This is a skip in all regards.
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 5/25/11
Aroma: It has some early grapefruit and floral hops, later its molasses, burnt caramel, and sugar
Appearance: This one pours a muddy brownish-orange looking color with a lasting beige head
Flavor: The flavor is malty, but not particularly sweet, more molasses, with a fairly harshly bitter finish
Palate: The body is medium, it feels slightly sticky with a lingering harsh and poorly constructed finish
Congrats to me on ticking the state of Nevada for the first time! That leaves me with only 14 states left to go for that arbitrary goal of ticking every state. I’ve had a lot of Double IPAs, and I absolutely love the style, but this was nowhere close to the top. On the other hand, I didn’t think it was quite as bad as some others, but it is nearly there.