corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden orange color with a one finger white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Streaks of lacing left behind.
Complex hop aroma with lots of tropical and citrus fruit notes countering the earthy, grassy character. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange pell followed by earthy pine needle and biscuity malt.
Medium bodied with a nice balance of bitter, earthy hops and sweet fruit notes. Hints of grassy pine needle giving off dry bitterness that lingers throughout. This is countered by hints of citrus rind, grapefruit and pineapple. Some biscuity pale malt and sweet booze toward the finish. Well balanced and dangerously drinkable.
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seatlle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, pine, grass, malt and has a long bitter finish.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Clear golden amber with a white head and lacing. Aroma of biscuit dough, herbal tea, citrus and alcohol. Flavor is doughy malts with a medium hop bitterness and alcohol warming. Medium body with a thin mouth feel. This is an alright beer, kind of boring though.
NachlamSie (3277) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half pint at the brewery. Pours a cloudy light orange with a good head. The aroma is citrusy with notes of pineapples and grapefruit. Not incredibly aromatic for the style, but I can tell there are some hops going on. The flavor is far more robust. It’s resinous with pine, cough drops, lemon and a lingering, drying bitterness. The body is full, on the heavy side of things. It’s pretty good. It has the heaviness of an IIPA but not quite the hop onslaught, but remains enjoyable.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Outside of the word Imperial on the bottle, not sure what makes this anything beyond a regular IPA from the PNW. The nose is notably disappointing as I expect a beautiful explosion of hop aromatics from DIPA, this shows hints of pine and little else. Pleasant, fresh mouthfeel and a dry finish, but nothing standing out as Imperial or Double.
takelondon (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a tulip. Pours a cloudy gold color... no expiration date on the bottle so I’m not sure if this was a bit old. Aroma of hops and malt, maybe a little citrus. Taste was medium bitter, not too flavorful. Thin mouthfeel with a light bitter finish.
Dogbrick (11495) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. This beer pours a clear pale orange-gold color with a medium thin off-white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops, grapefruit and sweet malt. The finish is hoppy with a short citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and citrusy. Smooth fruity, grapefruity and pineneedle hoppy. Ends bitter and bone dry.
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that leaves only specks of lace on the glass. A mild earthy hop aroma with traces of citrus. Taste is a light malty sweetness finishing with a blast of lingering earthy and citrus notes. Medium bodied with some decent carbonation. This is a decent quality beer, but something in it just didn’t sit right with me.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour, white head. Dank, piney aroma, leafy. Biscuit and toast malt body, pine, resin, earth. Dry and not too sweet. Nice choice for a six pack.