lweiberg (105) - Omaha, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely imperial IPA, and very representative of the style. Loved the barnyard, cheese, basement aromas and resin grass hops.
trail_and_ale (36) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beverage reminded me of the 2012-2013 Yale men’s hockey team: it came out of nowhere, blew away the competition and took home the hardware. Nice golden hues and citrusy aroma up front...it appeared to be nothing special, but the back end of this brew smacked me with hops and a slight cotton-candy taste. Extremely hopped-up delight that is my title-winner for favorite new brew in the summer of 2013.
drpimento (2086) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured this a bit on the cold side with a small, cream-colored head that quickly settled to a very thin cover and no lace. Color is a clear a amber with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is strongly hop- resin and citrus- plus malt, caramel, a hint of wet cardboard. Flavor’s like smell with the strong hopping covering up the underlying sweetness. Body’s a little odd as the carbonation is quite fine; however, I think it works well as too much carbonic tang can clash with hop this strong. Finish is like flavor, fairly long and only has a suggestion of the alcohol power. Very good beer.
Homer321 (900) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beer hop nose is great
dancing on tongue the pine
long finish of citrus
edwardbass (400) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma lost on me thanks to my sinuses. Taste is a mix of citrusy, then slightly piney hops with malt and alcohol sweetness sharing the taste about 50/50 with the hops. Very drinkable, so the ABV will sneak up on you. Good DIPA, a bit malty sweet for my taste.
MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - sampled at a distributor’s tasting event in Providence. A clear medium golden color. Bright floral-spice-citrus aromas. Good hop profile. Assertive finish. Pretty good overall.
Ericular (435) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300th rating! Pours a clear golden with long lasting head and great lacing. Aroma is tons of toffee malt with caramel and licorice, slightly dank with dark fruit. Very rich, heavy, syrupy aroma. Not what I’m used to in a West Coast DIPA, but enjoyable nonetheless. Taste is sticky sweet up front with a cotton candy vibe, then some hops cut in with a juicy pine that dries out into a good aftertaste. Really dry finish. Overall this is rich and enjoyable, but much different than I’m used to for this style.
camborne (640) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tons of hops. Classic citrus and pine. Hides alcohol well. Nice ipa by left coast
Stew41 (1662) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Right on point for the style. Rich, thick, filling, lots and malt and hops packed in.Underplays its 9.7%. Sipping style really and very enjoyable.
BVery (5447) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a small spotty head. Loads of hops - citrus, floral, and pine all seem to be in there. Fairly dense palate.