DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewery in Kona. Dark orange, very thin white head. Sweet overripe tropical fruit aroma and flavour, astringent aspirin bitterness ends this a bit harshly.
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Directly from the tap at Kona Brewery in Kona, Hawaii after a brewery tour there. This imperial IPA has a very distinctive sweet, hoppy smell. However, the taste it oddly sour and very bitter without much to balance this out in terms of maltiness. The sour hop flavor makes this hard to enjoy. Not a typical imperial IPA at all.