marcus (5636) - 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.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Bottle from HWC. Hazy peach-ambeer color with a small off-white head. Aroma of mandarin orange. Flavor starts caramel sweet with citrus and a growing light orange rind bitterness in the finish. Medium body is tangy with moderate carbonation.
brinehart (187) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep gold with white head. Nose is typical ipa - nothing too remarkable. Taste is hops the whole way through: starts tangerine, moves to pine resin, and finishes with dank grapefruit. Fairly sweet and heavy. Hoppy to the 9s.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours orange white head. Tastes smells sweet grapefruit hops bit caramel. Nice carb really refreshing. Nice beer.
oRos (838) - 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
5000 (5645) - 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!
Nuffield (3546) - 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 doesnít rise above the other Imperial IPAs Iíve had lately. Bottle.
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber in color with a finger of off-white head. Kind of past its prime, it seems. Sweet caramel and toffee malt with some bready malt. Floral hops and a bit of citrus, but not all that hoppy. A little bit herbal and piney with some floral notes. Sweet toffee and bread, but overall just kind of meh.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Tea leaf, caramel, grapefruit aromas. medium body with average co2. Nicely bitter pine, tea leaf hoppy flavors with a caramel base brew-mildly boozy spicy finish--almost good
Ratman197 (8513) - 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.