dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured 22 oz golden yellow used a pint glass. Nice CO2 which covers the 8% alc. We had aged this beer for about a year, it has the old label. Nice honey notes which balance the 102 IBU. Great favor and for the price is definitely a "best buy beer".
ismith87 (7) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance - 4.5 - nice clear golden amber color with a fluffy white head that leAves nice lacing.
Smell/Aroma - 9/10 - pine, orange, garlic, onion. Mango, pineapple, grapefruit.
Taste - 9/10 - garlic, onion, grapefruit, pine, orange, brown sugar, overly ripe fruit.
Palate/ mouth feel - 4/5 - light to medium, alcohol covered, after taste is pine, grapefruit, and bitter.
Overall - 18/20 - great I PA. Affordable compared to other Ipas. this doesnít taste like Pliny the Elder to me but Iíve heard it described as such. This has more "additional sugar" taste in it That some beers seem to get from corn sugar or other forms of sugar.
coachd (34) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Does not smell as hoppy as the name would suggest. Aroma also contains pine, grapefruit and malt sweetness, but it is all subdued. Golden color, lighter than most other DIPAís I have seen. Giant ivory colored stubborn head that leaves a ton of lacing and stays thick for a long time. The taste is hop bitterness and malt sweetness alternating between one another brilliantly. The citrus that is faintly present in the aroma comes through in a huge way in the flavor. Very refreshing. Great slick palate, long lasting slightly bitter aftertaste. Quite possibly the best palate I have experienced in an IPA. Glad I tried this one; as an added bonus, it was one of the cheapest 22 oz. bottles as the Wine and Cheese Place.
Niksko (271) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful clear golden with some sudsy white head. Nose is vibrant peaches, grapefruit, pine, toffee. Flavor is loads of peach, nectarine, toffee, burnt sugar, pine, grapefruit. Slight alcohol note on the finish, but otherwise quite refreshing and hoppy for a DIPA. Pretty excellent.
stoneill (3) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper pour. Best aroma out there if you love hippy beer. It lives up to itís name. Smooth and flavorful taste. A classic.
Handypaul (162) - - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a white creamy lasting head that leaves great lacing. Huge and fresh aroma of citrus, pine, resin and hay. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, light body, creamy texture, well balanced, average carbonation, flavors of grapefruit and citrus and a brief lightly bitter finish.
geologyguy (587) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strong citrus/grapefruit hop smell...taste isnít as bitter as one would expect...very flavorful and grapefruity...but not too bitter on the back end...slight faint spice on the end...hops maybe??
phikus (4) - syracuse, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super dank catpiss kind bud aroma and flavor. It does have a very filtered somewhat watered down mouth feel and backbone. No mistake, the taste and aroma are there. That is this beer. Thank you.
ColovianTrader (195) - - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of floral hops, nutty caramel and citrus peel. A bit herbal and grassy. Didnít quite have the bite or complexity I was expecting but good enough for the style.
keanex (1291) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled February 29, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a perfectly clear golden amber hued with a tall and dense light tan head rising on the pour and staying for quite a bit. When it finally settles thereís an opaque coating with a few big bubbles on the edges.
Aroma: The aroma is fruity, hinting at pineapple and mango with a floral presence and a grapefruit bitterness. The malts are shy, perhaps a hint of nuttiness and caramel, but mostly hops in the aroma.
Taste: This is a clean imperial IPA, balanced bitterness with a bitter orange/pink grapefruit overlying flavor. The malt base is generic malt sweetness, hints of nuttiness mostly towards the back. The finish lingers with a splash of malty sweetness and grapefruit.
Palate: Crisp bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid imperial IPA and a great value in the land of bombers. I enjoy this for the balance and drinkability it has, even if nothing really jumps out.
Gluepot (44) - CANADA - APR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely nose featuring piney hops, grass and malt. A nice sold mid-range viscosity with the hops blending citrus, pine, grassy and earthy elements. Malt and softer fruit tastes including apricot mellow out the bitterness, leaving a well balanced after taste. Really good!