AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Clear copper color with ivory sheen. Big fruity hop, caramel, pit fruit aromas--smells like a barleywine. Smooth rich mouthfeel. Nice pit fruit, caramel, tropical fruit flavors--tastes like a Barleywine--good
darn1207 (1701) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Amber pour with a light tan head and sparse lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, tropical fruit and honey. Taste is malty for a dipa -- honey, toffee, biscuit, and pine. Medium to thick palate. Little warm. Not exactly what I go for in the style, but well balanced and tasty enough.
rader58 (695) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Blanc + Burgers KC. Pours a dark brown with heavy ruby colors. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel. Flavor of orange/tangerine, pine, caramel, toffee. A nice sweet and citrus up front with a pine bitterness in the middle. Finish is slightly dry and citrusy.
rubbishystuff (1563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks iNBe. Very pleasantly surprised. Not a total hop explosion but had a big fresh hop aroma and flavor, floral hops and that. Malty, maybe a touch too sweet but really not so much to complain a lot. Iím going to say this was pretty good. Serving: Bottle
Jriggz7 (102) - Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Big citrus nose. Tasty malt body with bitter upfront and dry finish. Fantastic iipa!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was short, white, and reduced quickly to a thin film. Big caramel and cereal grain malt aromas with ample fruity hops. There was also a whiff of pine. Medium to full bodied and sweet with mild to moderate hop bitterness. A little sticky on the tongue. Caramel, subdued pineapple, orange sweet bread, and pine flavors.
bigrond (1347) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice brew. Big, heavy, hoppy.. I was surprised by this brewer. Its a far cry from there light fruity girlie bees. Iím looking forward to trying their other styles.
ChainGangGuy (4116) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
"NOV1912" on the bottle neck. I assume I havenít a second to waste!
Appearance: Pours an amber body with noted clarity underneath a foam layer, slightly yellowed.
Smell: Sugar encrusted toasted bread with floral, orangy notes from the hops (a slight candied, dried apricot fruitiness, too) and a slight whiff of alcohol.
Taste: Toasted, bready malts with a heavy pour of golden syrup and caramel. Large sweetness. Touch of dried apricot. Drizzle of orange oil with some comparatively easy-going resinous, floral qualities. Medium-plus bitterness, some heat from the alcohol. Sweetness slackens some, as does the body past the midway point, taking one an alcoholic sweet tea laced with citrus juice taste until the warming finish. There is a lingering bitterness, but, again, itís comparatively light when set against many IPAís, imperial or otherwise.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Some apparent stickiness to the mouthfeel.
Overall: While not exactly cloying, itís not what many people are looking for from a Double/Imperial India Pale Ale. Sorry, it just isnít.
vikingguy (618) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with tall off-white head. Molasses and hops on the nose. Taste is dominated by rich malt - notes of caramel, molasses, oak, raisin and maybe some vanilla. Ample grapefruity hops are present. Pretty smooth and drinkable. Fairly creamy. A nice 2XIPA.
o_Merlin_o (73) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Features a huge, light brown head which lasts until the last drop of this beer goes down your throat. Brown sugar aroma. Pleasant. Taste gets stronger after a couple seconds on your tongue. Slightly sour. Reminds me of a slightly aqueous Rochefort Belgian Ale. Lots of prune aftertaste. Sipper beer. Awesome!