argo0 (11128) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Medium beige head, crystal clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit. Resinous medium-full body, some acidity.
badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a small head. Strong citrus aroma, with a healthy thwack of pineapple and fruit. Moderate to strong bitterness. Light fruit (banana?) and citrus flavor. A bit of caramel. Full bodied.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Rating #121. Pretty clear, very light haze and it pours a golden/copper color. Nice aroma, light pine with a slight tropical aroma. Above average bitterness with some pine and a nice aftertaste. (2451)
BelgianBeerGal (2894) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belmont bottle. Huge piney, resinous aroma I could smell a few feet away. Really nice mild flavor: sweet, a little bite, just enough bitterness. A little booze tickles your gums. Nice.
demitriustown (1013) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Vintage; 12 oz bottle, It says 9% ABV on the bottle. Aroma is nicely hoppy, resinous, almost sweet and candy like, and a nice bright citrus scent to it as well. Appearance is an amber hue with the slightest bit of golden tinge to it and a medium white head that diminishes quickly. Very nice lacing as well. Taste is very nicely hoppy, resinous again, very mild malt to absent malt note on the backend, fruity, sticky, and bright. Palate is medium carbonation with an aftertaste of lingering hoppy stickiness. Overall, Pretty darn good for a Leinie. Cheers!
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of dates, plums and citrus with flavor profile that mixes a dry profile with some juicy citrus and spruce. Caramel malt base but sweetness canít compete with hoppy bitterness. Would love a version of this minus the warrior hops which seem to restrain the flavor hops. Slight mouthwask like wintergreen like in other examples of this style. Alcohol is not well hidden. Got a Bottle of this at a liquor outlet store near Tangier outlets in Rehoboth, DE.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found a bottle of this shit in the Newark NJ Penn Station for $3.50. Itís the 8.2 ABV version. Pours amber with an off white head. Sticky piney hops, especially in the nose, lighter citrus notes, with a solid caramel sweet malt base. The finish has only a moderate amount of bitterness for an IIPA. The result is a tasty and dangerously drinkable high gravity IPA. While I prefer IIPAs with a touch less of sweet malt character, this is certainly a well made and delicious beer.
alexsdad06 (3866) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has citrus, resin, and mostly hidden toasted malts. The flavor opens with the resiny bitterness before balancing out somewhat with toasted caramel malts and some citrus notes. This is pretty tasty. I would have loved to have had the original draft only batch, but this is still pretty good.
IPAhopstar (3) - - JUL 28, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very very good beer, I really enough the drinkability of this IPA. NON hopheads rejoice! Not a strong aroma or hop takeover! I love this beer.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- big citrus notes, nice hop presence, decent malt bill
Appearance- golden yellow, with intense lacing and a nice foamy white head
Taste- bananas, cloves, big intense hop bite, some tropical fruits and citrus
Palate- decent body, slick mouthfeel, nice
Overall- Quality IPA here from Leininkugels. Probably wouldnít buy it again because of the price tag.