TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a beautiful citrus hop bouquet, which is almost immediately smoothed over with some sweet malty notes. Almost seems more of an ASA than IIPA, but whatever you call it, it’s delicious. Immensely drinkable.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Massive hop blast. Alcohol unnoticeable. For a mid-priced IIPA/DIPA, definitely worth it. Very warming to the gullet.
probstblueribbon (3206) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Bomber in Atlanta, cold in a flute. AP26/07
App.: Medium-deep amber, clear, decent off-white head.
Aroma: Typical American IPA – lots of C-hops, grapefruit peppery and resinous, backed by caramel, toffee and treacle malts.
Palate: Medium body and lively carbonation.
Flav.: Peppery, resinous and citrus hops, much like the nose; some malt sweetness, bracingly bitter but in a good way.
Might lean a little too much towards hops, but I can accept that..
Re-rated June 12/08.
1 pint 6 fluid oz bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor, served cold ina wine glass.
App.: Slightly hazy, orange-amber, small off-white head with a yellow-green hue.
Aroma: Oh-so-familiar brown sugar, rye bread crust and grapefruit-pine hops, oranges and peaches/apricots, peppery.
Palate: Slightly syrupy, medium+ body, moderate but soft carbonation.
Flav.: much like the nose – rye bread smothered in Seville orange marmalade, some raisins, apricots and peaches, other vague fruitiness; somewhat sweet and quite bitter; the bitterness sticks around for a bit and there is a slightly fruity and peppery finish.
Quite true to the style for American IPA. Enjoyable. Same rating.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter copper,. thin head. Nose is fruity pine, plenty of caramel,cotton candy. Flavor is bitter caramel, some dusty malt, orange/lemon. Some caramel in the very bitter finish.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sunset orange amber with a medium but heavy head. Caramel malts and orange hoppyness a bit of hay and earth. The palate is resiny and just a tad light. Finishes with pines and oranges.
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in the Horse & Plow
Pours a blazing orange with a thick, creamy white head. Huge citrus hops on the nose with grapefruit and pine. Great bitterness with the usual West Coast IPA charactoristics. Finishes with a mild alcohol burn. For such a big beer, it’s very light and crisp. So heavy on the hops, maybe a one or two maximum for Maximus.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of After4ever - thank you Tom! The color is very beautiful warm amber and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma is alluring with it’s hoppy notes of pine and resin. The flavour has a wonderful malty caramel foundation with a nice smooth, grassy and piny bitterness and notes of citrus (mostly orange). It’s really nice! 2052
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium-to-dark amber with a white head. Light aroma of floral hops with a hint of penicillin. In the mouth, it has spiky carbonation and medium body. Taste was relatively dry, with solid floral hops giving away to moderate bitterness.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent IPA, but not among the best. Perfume like some what floral aroma, medium bodied palate, but the taste was not as bitter as I expect from an Imperial IPA.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is pretty hoppy. Maybe too much of a good thing. The experience of a 22ozer was a little bit much for one person.