MmmcKay (1038) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Guess Whoís back Tasting. One sip of this stuff makes my tongue curl for minutes. Acidic and resinous. Really freaking hoppy and bitter...
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2010 Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a copper body. Aromas of, not to be speaking in generalities, but hops. As in, sleep in a bed of hops that is six feet long and ten inches deep...camping in a hop row? Also, some caramelized malt. Flavor is caramel and pine hops. Resin and cone aspects abound. Finish is sticky, resin, dry for a long time after.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Guess Whoís Back tasting. Fucking resinous. Crazy. Huge alpha acids. Oily. Good as a sipper and not just a novelty. Wow. A whole mouth experience. I feel like i just smoked a hundred joints and have mad cottonmouth.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is grassy, musty, hempy with some pine notes. Nicely aromatic with some good dankness. Moderately hazy orange body with a good off-yellow head that is strong. Leaves nice legging. Starts off with some spicy and grassy hoppiness, before it becomes a little toasted in the middle. Decent balance of maltiness and hoppiness here. Finishes with some hempy, herbal, pine, grassy hop flavors. A very enjoyable IIPA, which definitely meets the California standards of a West Coast IIPA. The fact that this is a few weeks old and has traveled half way across the globe is truly remarkable. A nice treat, but I canít say Iíd pay $1 a ounce for this again.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 5/7/2010. This Imperial IPA pours a cloudy dark orange gold color from a corked 375ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is floral and piney, grapefruity and herbal. Lots of hops, a whole lotta hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and grapefruity. The hops are very present in this beer, a lot more in the aroma than in the flavor. The bitterness is not all that apparent at first and kind of grows on you. For all that hop flavor it is not all that bitter. Itís fairly well balanced between the malt and hops. For all the hops it has a very nice malt profile. Hides the alcohol well. Hop flavors build as you go along and as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.
thornecb (3977) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy brown into a snifter. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Grapefruit and melon aromas. Slick and sharp bitterness with grapefruit pith and sour melon. Lasting alcohol burn.
Em (102) - USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from a 12.7 oz. ligh amber brown in color. Caramel flavor with a lot of hops. A pretty good beer.
Getbetter (659) - Cucamonga, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 From 12.7 oz bottle,Chuck of what appears to be hops,medium-heavy bitterness, lively, full body, grapefruit,goldish brown head and color.Worth a try would buy again surprising.Super hoppy be prepared
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a hazy darkish amber with a 2 finger, nicely lacing tan head. Aroma is initially a big blast of grapefruit and pine hoppiness that lets on a little bit of caramel and malt sweetness after a couple of seconds. Flavor is enormously bitter and resinous. Itís kinda like biting in to an underripe grapefruit. There is some sweetness that helps out, but in no way balances this beer. The hops stick around for a long time as well as a slight alcohol heat. Oily on the palate with soft carbonation. Good, but excessive. Donít even bother if you donít like your beers excessively bitter.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a deep hazy burnt sienna with a nice caramel head. the aroma is more bitter than the taste, lots of astringent notes throughout. more maltiness in the taste to balance it out, not too bad actually. was expecting something much more strange, but just a decent, over bittered iipa.