RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rattle & Hum. Clear dark amber. Thin white head, nice lace. Slightly citrusy and grassy hop character dominates the nose. Mouth is hop with pineyness. Slightly sweet alcohol at the mid-mouth, then the back is rough bitterness of hops that continues to bite. Lasting hoppy oiliness, drying long after the swallow. For the most part exactly what you want from a IIPA.
cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber picked up for $3 in the sale cart, already a good start, pours a bright clear golden orange with a thick white head and nice lacing, aroma has a good amount of hops on the front end but also has some sweetness of malt, the flavor has a bit of an alcohol touch on the front end with a dry finish, not a lot of fruit or hoppiness to speak of, more sweet malt, thick and sticky, meh.
bytemesis (4101) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head and no lacing. Faint aroma of pine resin, citrus, caramel, and peach. Flavor is the same, caramel is stronger in the taste. Medium sweet and quit strongly bitter. Full bodied and creamy, but very low carbonation. I have to believe that this keg was getting a little long in the tooth, but its the only sample I have to rate.
watsonmd (12) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Second IPA of the night. Nice dry floral flavor. Smooth creamy mouth feel. Clean, hoppy finish. Lingers on the palate just enough.
freeofthoughts (681) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber golden with white suds. Rich aromatics, fruity green hops with soothing grain. The taste is grainy and filling, lightly warming and nice crisp fruity hops. Strong bitter but not overwhelming, kind of a light herbal green bitter with the fruits running with the grain midway and a nice drying grainy finish. There is a light tartness to compliment the sweet ish grain. Nice brew, Iíve tried an awesome variety of iipaís from laughing dog.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a hint of murkiness and a very large aggressive white head w/ sticky soapy lacing. Fruity hop aroma hints of grapefruit, pine, passion fruit, some candied sugars - my one complaint is the aroma is a touch lighter than Iíd like. Palate is full well bodied and lightly creamy. Flavor follows the aroma but with more intensity. Finishes lightly warm and sweet. I could have called this a barely wine more than an IIPA, but delicious either way.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice dark yellow (?) pour with thick head and excellent lacing. Abundant hops with citrus-pine.
superspak (3140) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 5/29/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, biscuit, grapefruit, pine, honey, orange peel, floral, mango, and herbal. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance; a touch boozy but not too bad. Taste of caramel, grapefruit, pine, biscuit, honey, floral, orange peel, mango, nuttiness, and herbal. Fair amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, caramel, honey, pine, orange peel, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance with a very good bitterness/malt sweetness balance. No cloying flavors at all; very balanced despite a fairly long finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a pretty creamy, slick, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Imperial IPA. Great flavor balance with no cloying hop bitterness or sweetness; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one, very well done.
Travlr (14698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, large white head,delicate lacing. Aroma of butterscotch and brown bread, light spice. Taste is bitter pine and grass.
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. This is HOPPY as all hell. This is extremely bitter, but very clean on the palate. Really great drink that bops you in the nose, the punches you in the mouth. Great beer...