manuchampions (1227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Tasting Panel #1. 750ml bottle. Poured a clear golden orange with off white head. Aroma was wonderfully enticing with big grassy, citrus laced hops backed by well worked caramel malt. If only it tastes as good. No worries. The flavour is massively delicious. What starts as a very citrus hop note spans into a mid palette hemp note and then the slightly sweet caramel malt rides in to back things up...only to fade away and the crisp hops return to linger exceedingly well in the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Truly fantastic...made me wish I had easy access to a lot more of it.
mcberko (5360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 1L swingtop bottle, pours golden orange with a small white head. Beautiful aroma of tropical fruits, orange, and citrus hops coming through underneath. Flavour of wonderfully potent fruits, with the hop blast to follow and linger, balanced well with caramel malt backing. Absolutely wonderful Imperial IPA. 9 4 9 4 18
Second time I had this was from a 22 oz. bottle, with a bigger production, and was no where near as good as the first time. Not much of the fruitiness comes through, but is instead dominated by floral and herbal hops, some citrus and backed by biscuity malts. Still solid, but no where near the original bottling. 7 4 8 4 16
Third time I had this was on tap and it was a nastily cloyingly sweet bomb. Almost undrinkable. Very poor.
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with white head and lace. Caramel malt and a citrus/resiny. Sweet caramel malt, bread, with a light resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied but just a tad watery. Very nice.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at Nashville Beer Summit 1.0. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Toffee and citrus aroma. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pale toffee esque malt flavor countered by a nice juicy hop bitterness. Slightly herbal on the finish. Nice!
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and thick Double IPA. Green wax-dipped 2010 limited release grolsch-style bottle. Generous off-white head, clear amber body, and sticky bubbles leaving minimal lacing. subtle floral hop aroma picks up as the beer warms. Flavors of toast, caramel, and dark honey. Malty sweetness dominates the relatively thick body, followed by a tart hop sparkle and a fair amount of alcohol heat. Noticeable citrus pucker on the finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint on tap at Laurelwood NW Public House. This aroma has a little more grassiness with some hempiness when compared to their Workhorse IPA. Hints of metal with a little caramel malt presence. Same color as the Workhorse IPA, which means it is a transparent golden-orange body with an off-yellowish head that leaves good lacing. Wow-this starts really juicy, sweet and loaded with citrus orange flavors. Some hemp flavors come through in the middle. Scant toasty malts late. Juicy throughout. Ethanol hidden well, with nice maltiness.
boFNjackson (4024) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 Tap from Organic Brewers Fest... Poured amberish-orange with a light, beige head. Citrus hops on the nose. Light, fizzy palate. Flavor starts off nicely with a crisp, clean, citrus hop tone. This finish was a little off and unbalanced with an awkward, cracker aftertaste.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
And then my favorite brew pub went and made a wicked awesome DIPA that was organic, and it was good.
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber colour. Hoppy aroma - herbal (oregano, thai basil), floral, leafy and for some reason canned peaches and sesame seeds as well. Chewy crystal, biscuit (?) malts and woody, pithy hops. Like most beers billed as being triple-digit IBUs, this is past saturation point and ends up being not all that bitter after all.