jgb9348 (5010) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super hazy golden coloured body with a thick, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pineapple, pine, resin and a nice bright hop smell with tons of alcohol and a decent amount of sweetness. Medium-bodied; Strong pine and resinous hop notes with a good pineapple sweetness with a pungent malt backbone and a nice fruity flavour with some good complexity on the finish. Aftertaste is mostly pungent resinous and piney hops, but a good malt backbone, some strong alcohol and a nice smooth complexity. Overall, a nice imperial ipa in a CAN, and according to the rankings, but better than I expected. Iíd easily get this one again if I could find it all over the place. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 04-August-2012 for US$1.79 sampled at home in Washington on 07-October-2012.
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. poured a deep amber with no head. nose is aged hops, caramel, oranges, and citrus. decent on the palate, thick caramel, oranges, and faint hops.
nuplastikk (4951) - 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.
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Amber with decent thick head. Aroma of hops is subtle with some sweetness. Light and airy supports the strong dry hops well. Sweetness seems to just appear on the tongue.
dwyerpg (4782) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like a mixture of grapefruit and molasses-very strange but nice. Not much head. This is a good beer. Hoppy but not overly bitter till the very end. Best beer yet from JJ. And the first Iíd buy in the store.
BlackHaddock (4684) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
May 2010: Pint served at Ales and Aces (Las Vegas). The bar is dark but the beer looked a clear amber/orange colour, on top sat an off white thin head that soon became a wisp and collar.
Hops and hints of pink grapefruit came across my nose.
The hops content killed whatever else might have been in the brew, no malt flavours could I find, some inkling of a citrus presence tried to appear, but got beaten back by the hops, which strangley didnít give the beer a huge bitterness like some hops can (and do).
A different beer for me, pleasant, but not a world beater.
Aurelius (4603) - 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.
ClubGonzo (4549) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew and Meilby. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange body with a small white head. Nose is syrup, harsh fat, hints of malty extract-like notes and raisins. Taste is nutty syrupy tones with hints of grass and...not much else, apparently. Medium body, soft carbonation. This might have suffered from trans-Atlantic transport, but I think itís just...weird.
ben4321 (4540) - 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. Iíve 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 didnít think it was quite as bad as some others, but it is nearly there.
jkwood04 (4511) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral, lightly citrusy, and lightly fruity hops, plus a little pale and light caramel malts. Flavor the same, but somehow light and tin-like for a beer with such a high alcohol content. Average texture. Not bad but not great.