madvike (3044) - 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 (7147) - 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 (6300) - 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 (1286) - 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 (3747) - 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.
olr1984 (1223) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a slight amber in color with white head. There’s not a strong aroma. Pine grapefruit and citrus taste.
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-lt tan-gold. A-pine/resin, lt/med malt-caramel. T- resin/pine hops, sweet lt/med malt-caramel.
jtclockwork (10000) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel, citrus, sweet malt, grapefruit rind and orange peel. Medium body.
daleharshman (964) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at Bine & Vine ($7.49). Pours a slightly hazy red / dark amber color with two fingers of off-white foam. Aroma does not exactly jump out but there are notes of pine, honey, and a bit of citrus. Flavor of smooth caramel with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and herbs. The sweetness trumps the bitterness here. The high ABV is quite well hidden here. A very malt-forward and not very complex DIPA, but I still find this highly quaffable. (24, 734)
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, lemon zest, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooith. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange and light earthiness with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering grapefruit finish.