kevinator (1155) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím a little mixed on this one as it was more mellow than expected. The aroma was not strong with more of the floral essence. Nice amber color with minimal head. Nice smooth palate with a crispness at the end and a nice level of carbonation. This had some fruit off flavors with a hops bitterness that was blended in well but not strong for an imperial.
cervmagpt (311) - PORTUGAL - APR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14C). Bottle 35 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: intense and nice hop aroma with mild notes of grapefruit with a pine and resinous character. sweet malty background provides a good support. APPEARANCE: gold ambar color and slightly hazy. medium ivory head with good retention. TASTE: balanced malty sweet flavour, with hop notes (grapefruit, pine, resin). high bitterness that lingers well beyond a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium body with moderate carbonation. no astringency. mild alcohol warming. OVERALL: a very good example of an Imperial IPA. Recommended.
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a translucent, dull orange with soapy white head. Aroma is grass, hay, caramel, and some resinous hops. Taste is lightly sweet, quite bitter. Hides the alcohol well. This is and will continue to be a staple beer I keep going back to.
joejames (284) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear amber, two finger off white head. decent lacing with some retention. Aroma of pine and herbs. Taste is on the sweet side balanced with earthy bitterness. Full bodied, lively carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes bitter sweet with tasting notes of grass, herbs, pine, cantaloupe, caramel and alcohol. Not as good as expected but not bad.
JakeG (5) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a frothy average white head. Earthy aroma heavy on the hops with some citrus. Flavour wasnít as hoppy as I expected -- bitter, spicy and a bit malty. I found I could taste the alcohol a bit too much. May have been served a little too warm.
Simonsen (784) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske fra systembolaget. Noe uklar gylden farge. Moderat karbonert med hvit skumtopp. Smaker grapefrukt, noe furunŚl, noe karamell. Merker lite til alkoholen. Ganske god
Dorkenstein (11) - - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
When first poured and tasted a strong bitter hop flavor is overwhelmingly present. After it has warmed for a bit a more balanced sweet melon and hop flavor is present.
wollipam (26) - - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Even with 72 ibu, didnít feel it was too bitter. Extra alcohol is noticeable in a good way. More of a sip and enjoy IPA rather than one you chug. Very solid IPA.
rdixon77 (1372) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Pretty standard Cali DIPA. Big caramel, biscuit body, huge bitter hop crunch. Piney.
odinstyr (579) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a foamy white head. Smells of citrus and pine. Taste is bitter and sweet biscuits citrus hops.
mile (3296) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness, piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light caramel and tropical fruitiness, some piney hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel, some piney - light citrus hoppyness, faint alcohol. Nice aroma but flavor/finish lacks bitterness and body. OK DIPA but nothing special.