jcwattsrugger (10938) - 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.
marcus (5896) - 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 (199) - 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 (976) - 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 (5984) - 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!
jehoesefat (214) - 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.
Nuffield (3626) - 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.
brokensail (9855) - 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.