jentucker (6) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really bitter and strong. I’m a hophead but this is too bitter for my palate. Good balance and exactly what it should be for this style, but too strong for my taste. Do you loose hop aroma on high alcohol beers like this.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Bistro’s DIPA-festival 2015.
Golden/orange with a white head. Fresh and hoppy with tropical fruit. resin, citrus, toffee and light hay. Quite sweet and bitter.
slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
advertised at 150 ibu, which was not obvious, though it had a nice lasting bitter finish. thick, orange beer with floral hop aroma. sweet up front and bitter on the back end. good beer."
tiong (4724) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Toronado, San Francisco, CA
Pours golden orange with a small head. Aroma of fresh tropical fruits, caramely malts, syrup and citrus. Taste is malty, sweet and juicy with some tropical notes, grapefruit and lemon. Finish is sticky sweet, a bit stuffy with loads of tropical fruits, caramely malts and sweet toffee. A bit too sweet and malty for my taste.
Lothore (595) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a golden color with a nice, off white head.
S- Lots of citrus, light fruit.
T- Deep bitterness, lots of citrus, resiney, sticky, a bit of aspirin.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- Not a bad beer and I have to go against the majority on this one. Although the flavors didn’t quite work together as much as I would have liked, I enjoyed this one.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Pour is hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are both of dull orange peel, crackers, grapefruit, and pine resin. Finish has more fruit and sweetness.
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colored pour with a white head. Orange peel and citrus hop aromas up front. Nice tropical fruit, particularly pineapple, some pine, grapefruit, and sweet caramel malt. There’s a strong grassy note to it, though. The flavor is a little bit sweet and sugary, but otherwise not bad. Grapefruit, orange peel, and mild pineapple fruit notes. Floral, piny, and grassy hops on the finish with a mild bitterness.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brewpub. Pours a hazed deep copper- slightly muddled, with a thin head. Aroma is dull orange, slight cheese, light oxidation, with some dusty crackers, herbs, and slight phenolic. Flavor is yeasty, cracker, dough, citrus, orange, light pine, grass, herbs and earthy with a muddled finish and medium sweetness. A bit too messy with a touch of off phenol.
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask/handpull at Toronado SF, paired with a cheeseburger/Tuesday from next door. Hazy golden color, small off white head. Nice pine aroma, great mouthfeel, bitter finish. Good.
joshuahfl (47) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Amber with an off white head. Aroma is piney hops and a little citrus. Flavors of floral hops, pine and grapefruit, with some roasted malt. A very nice imperial IPA.