jgb9348 (5097) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper and orange coloured body with a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, pine, peaches, apricots, earth and quite a bit of candy sugar. Full-bodied; Deep and super pungent resinous hops at first with a large malt note, some strong alcohol and cleanser like flavours and a finish that shows some citrus along with a lot of hop elements. Aftertaste shows some sweetness from the fruits alongside a large malt and alcohol presence, but the palate lingers with herbal and grassy hop bitterness - super strong, and nice. Overall, this screams Southern California Imperial IPA and it delivers - a nice robust beer with a great profile and excellent body. Add in that it comes in a can and is available on the East Coast, and there is a winner. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2014 for US$3,99 sampled at home in Washington on 21-June-2015. Date Received in Store: 30-September-2014.
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant tangerine hops, pine and resin hops, cracker malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate resin hops and bitterness, tangerine hops, sweet cracker malt, pear esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
markextrae (2146) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from can, poured a a slight hazzy dark golden to amber colour with a white head. tropical fruits, honey sweetness, pineapple, peach, crisp malts, pine hops, resins notes, zest, cut grass, more lemon zest in the finish, sweet malts, crisp, spiced notes in the finish
adamnowek (677) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite bitter but also quite citrus-y. Drying. Mildly sweet aroma, which makes this less balanced.
Lothore (595) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear deep orange hue a 2 finger, off white, frothy head that leaves tons of lacing on the way down. Smells of caramel, resiny pine, citrus. Caramel, key lime, lemon peel, hints of vanilla, long lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Really nice dipa, canít wait to try more from this brewery.
R4N5H (291) - SINGAPORE - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can, poured into a tulip glass on 03/05/15. Hazy golden amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, hops and alcohol. Medium carbonation and a medium sized white head. Heavy hoppy bitter flavour with citrus, tropical fruits and sweet malt. Lovely.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden carbonated well with white head. Aroma of fruity hops. Lighter side of malts but evident. Very good bitter finish.
jazz88 (2607) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A golden yellow color with a white head. A strong pine aroma with a semi-sweet but extremely bitter bite. A nice hard hitting double IPA.
rosenbergh (8564) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. (Beverages 4 Less) Santee, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Fruits, sweetness, fruit tea sweetness, caramel sweetness, soda and some malt in the aroma.
The flavour is strong resiny hops, strong bitterness, sweetness and cookies. Sweet. The flavour is strong resiny hops, sweetness, cookie malt and bitterness. Very sweet and stingy.
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Maris (1153) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 355ml can on 9/3/2015. Pours a clearish deep golden with a small head. Has a pleasant nose featuring caramel, toffee and fruity hops. In the mouth, itís malt forward with more caramel and toffee, along with sweet orange and heaps of honey. The hops have both a dash of grapefruit and resin in them, but this ultimately presents as more a dessert beer than a hop monster. . That said, itís a damned nice dessert beer with definite barley wine notes. Has a thickish texture and soft carbonation. Hides the 9.7% very well. Quite under-rated on here in my humble opinion.