markwise (3806) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours hazy yellow with soapy white head. Nose is caramel, sugary lemon, lemongrassy spice, and citrus hops. Flavor is caramel, sugar, grass, and citrus hops. Medium bodied beer that lingers with hop bite. Nice.
curly (2395) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus. Tastes more bitter but has a decent sweetness to balance it out. Very much a hop bomb.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Left over from a Christmas trip down to North Carolina. Aroma is very light, neither hops nor malts terrible strong, some floral and citrus notes. Pours a deep orange hued brown, with a good tan frothy head. The flavor is mild pine, and citrus, the hops and malts are very well balanced. Not to carbonated... A very good beer.
hopdog (7658) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, and pine. Tastes of citrus, pine, and caramel.
TomDecapolis (4223) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and very floral hops along with some caramel sweet malts. Flavor of pink grapefruit, orange, pine and caramel and bready malt. Well done DIPA and not overly sweet.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden pour. Hoppy beer with bitter finish, full bodied. What a hop beer should be.
bubbleflubber (1423) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Impy IPA... Pours an orange-amber, semi-hazed into the glass, with a nice eggshell head that leaves generous lace. The nose is of citrus, pine and floral notes. The flavors, although not indicative of the traditional IIPA (not quite the malty backbone that Iím accustomed to), are integrated excellently. There is plenty of grapefruit, rind, zest, some caramel and pine needles throughout. The finish has a nice lingering hop bite, along with a touch of alcohol to close the pull. The mouthfeel is sticky, and the body is full. Excellent drinkability, and a solid addition to the Natty Greeneís line.
Barrios (1241) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an off-white head with a golden amber body. Smells of pineapple. Nice hop bomb with a slightly sticky and bitter finish.
freekyp (1412) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
While not flawed in any way, and certainly a tasty IPA, I cannot put this in the top tier of DIPAs for several reasons. It really doesnít have the malt backing, or wildly bitter hop attack. Its more of a standard IPA with slightly higher alcohol content. That being said, its a quality quaffer with a strong citric hop aroma and long flavorful aftertaste. Well done, but on the low end of flavor for DIPA territory.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from a BIF. Pours a standard DIPA cloudy golden with a light white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit with some pine resin. Flavor is good, this isnít top tier good, but I think itís in the next level down (hard to beat fresh dreadnaught, pliny or hopslam). Medium to full body with a subdued carbonation. FIavor is good, with some pine, citrus and an underlying bitterness. I just think it doesnít finish as clean as the top tier DIPAs also the flavor isnít as addictive. Still a very enjoyable brew.