BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Orange with small ring of head. Nice fruity hop aroma with a caramel malt backbone. Taste is similar, well balanced. Decent
TheCametron (2209) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange with white head. Hoppy as all get out. Bitter too. A pretty good IIPA.
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well rounded DIPA and one that I would drink again. Very bold with lots of citrus and hops. Smooth and easy to drink for the ABV.
RyanK (265) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky, unfiltered gold with a white foam head that head that stays on the top of the glass and a decent amount of carbonation, looks good. Smells sweet in hoppy, with some spicy fruit making up the sweetness. Taste actually is lacking on hops and is more malty. Bitter, but also with a sweet and yet spicy cherry flavor. I can taste the alcohol and as well and the boozy taste really is prominent and finishes on the palate. Not so great, but not horrible.
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid pour, lots of suds, smells fruity. Very fruity and sweet, with a nice hop kick and bitter finish. Tastes similar to other lagunitas ipas, abv not detectable. I think this is solid, basically a souped up abv of their standard IPA but very solid for sure. Not quite a top tier dipa but close.
Melanie (65) - - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost an imperial ipa. Very hoppy to the point of overwhelming,and I am a hophead. Nice hoppy aroma, not much of a head with little lacing. Probably not one I would return to often.
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PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Julian code bottle date puts this at January 3rd.
Aroma: Wow, lots of aromas packed into this one: Peaches, mango, cherries, floral hops, resin, raisins.
Appearance: amber, clear, very little head that faded quickly. laces glass nicely.
Taste: Medium sweet and medium sour. very little bitter. sour aftertaste
Palate: Medium body and slick/thin texture. Carbonation is average. FInish is sour and hardly bitter. Aftertaste fades quickly.
Overall: Expected more from the flavor because of the amazing aromas. Still very tasty though. Aftertaste is almost non-existent. Feels like its missing something. Definitely can drink this faster than most other 8.4% beers. Will pick this up again in the future. Not as good as the Bells Two Hearted or Hop Stoopid but still enjoyed this one.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I feel this is overrated. A good hopy taste, but not quite the IPA that it could be. A success, just not an amazing beer.
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
only moderately hoppy compared with other IPAs Iíve had as of late. flavors of alchohol and light malt - a fairly robust beer. floral nose. balanced on the dry side. good beer.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong sour-apple hops aroma. Nice citrusy (grapefruit mostly) flavor with a heavy bitter kick to it. I did not detect the high alcohol content in the flavor or the aroma. Typical hazy orange color that Iíve come to associate with strong American IPAís. The finish left a crisp acidic feel on my tongue.