TheHOFF43 (1607) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Pours a slightly red with white head. Aroma is nice floral hops, some malts and a touch of citrus. Taste matches the aroma. Floral hops make this flowery but in a good way.
jehoesefat (206) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not an overwhelming aroma, hoppy and citrus. Pours clear orange with a white head. Nice hop flavors balanced with a good malt backbone, smooth finish with lingering citrus flavors.
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not in your face hops, faded or this is it as should have been recent batch.
Still nicely drinkable, thanks StephanSD.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super strong double ipa on tap at city Beer store in SF, very hoppy and bitter and awesome
mcberko (5197) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma brings out a big caramel malt backbone, resinous hops, and some residual sugar. Flavour brings out some notes of yeast, resinous hops, some bready malts, and some dry caramel malts. There are some sweet fruity notes that kick in later. Finishes malty sweet, with a bit of dark fruits. Not the hoppiest IIPA out there by any means - overtaken by the sweeter malt profile on this. Drinkable in smaller amounts - I wouldn’t want a pint of this. Decent.
madvike (2522) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Costa Mesa brewpub - Pours clear light amber with a foamy white head. Nose is caramelly sweet malt, muted pine hops, and not much else. Taste is tons of sweet honey malt, muted pine hops, and a long malty finish. Medium body with nice carbonation. Just too malty and not enough hop punch.
marcus (5876) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room, Sacramento. Pours orange gold with a nice off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a thick caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.
5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amberish, pale haze, moderate to large frothy off-white head, nice lacing. Citrus peel, pith, hops, and alcohol on the nose. Similar on the tongue, not too bright, but thankfully the 9.5% really only comes through on the nose. Bitter but not biting, decent malt background, mild citrus sweetness. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Nota big example, but not overly done on either side. Could be a little brighter, but as is its pretty enjoyable. Thanks Ron!
oRos (959) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 Bottle from bevmo. Color is cloudy copper with white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is sweet some fruit and pine
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought from CA by my neighbor. When it was too cold, it was really unpleasant, but as it warmed the orange/citrus came through better. Hoppy but not over the top and doesn’t rise above the other Imperial IPAs I’ve had lately. Bottle.