DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice beer from this exceptional series! Very tasty and a wonderful aroma.
GSH1976 (127) - Delaware, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber with ample off white head. Aroma is very sweet consisting of caramel malt but there are also (I think) some citrus and pine notes in the background. Taste is caramel malt and brown sugar with some subtle citrus flavors. You can detect hops but it isnít easy. A big disappointment for a DIPA. Tastes like an old beer but it isnít.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a burnt orange color with an inch of creamy off white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and sweet caramel malts. Taste is malty, sweet orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, pine, and boozy in the finish.
njager246 (69) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a bottle...citrus aroma with a mild hint of hops...very sweet flavor... a little to much for an imperial ipa... but not bad.
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet citrus nose. Citrus hops blended nicely with caramel malts. A littke on the sweet side for a double ipa. Solid though
Thisis12ptfont (627) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of roasted caramel and amber malts. Deep copper with a amber hue. Flavors of mellow/bitter hops upfront with a unique metallic and caramel malt base. Overall, unique IPA but still nothing outstanding.
Glouglouburp (5568) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A very lame boozy, sugary and slightly buttery golden IIPA.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed moderately fresh 2 months after receiving the bottle from oakbluff, thanks Scott.
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a very small off-white head.
In long: Nose is toasted grains, caramel, annoying buttery notes, coniferous hop resin, dank basement. Far from an aromatic bomb to say the least. Taste is oily cereals, brown sugar, buttery caramel, tree sap, hop resin, booze. High sweetness sensation. Alcohol is very much apparent. Medium sticky bitterness. If I didnít know better I would think this is a one-year-old tired IIPA but I know the first bottling of this beer was only a few months before I drank my bottle. I donít remember the last time I had such a lame IIPA from a well-known established American brewery, pretty much packs everything I donít like from an IPA these days. And to think it is someone I consider a friend who sent me this crap, I havenít been so insulted since the day I read in my roommate private diary that he thought I am someone who doesnít respect people privacy.
pet22 (9) - Delano, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half inch off white head.lower co2. beautiful crimson, nice aroma. Lightly sweet and strong bitter with creamy finish.
johnnnniee (1499) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crystal clear deep amber/copper color with a decent sized off white head that quickly dissipates to a cap. Aromas of earth citrus and pine with an almost buttery aroma as well as hints of light sweet fruits and plenty of bread and caramel to fill in the gaps. The flavor is kind of heavy on the malt side of things with sugary and sweet fruits up front. Resinous citrus comes up next, but gets drowned out pretty quickly by the presence of a bit of ethanol. Long sweet lingering finish with a firm earthy hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Seems a bit sweet and thick for a double IPA. Tasty brew, but more like a barleywine honestly.
BK7 (549) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Oregon Garden BrewFest. Grapefruit and pine bitterness balanced with caramel and tropical fruit. Solid IPA finish.
brianprentiss (657) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great beer, very smooth, never had anything from them before but i will again