tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours murky yellow orange and served with no head. Mild grassy nose and pretty damn bitter. This comes of like just a jumbled mess to me.
gibson584 (29) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 oz pour into tulip at Rich O’s. Very generous pour with practically no head. Dark orange color, scent of grapefruit, spicy floral hoppy aroma. Taste is of sweet grapefruit which is unusual for and imperial IPA usually the bitterness over powers, but it is a nice change of pace. Very easy to drink high gravity brew.
LarvalChemist (29) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Arrived an opaque, light amber with a white head.
the nose was spicy and floral, definite hops. The hops, as the name would imply, dominate the flavor. The ending is rather long and dry with hops striking the middle of the tongue. Overall a rather light and spicy drink.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - NOV 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh biting hops. Dangerously drinkable because it feels and more like a premium IPA, not a IIPA, in that it isn’t super heavy, viscous and filling. Great balance – the malt doesn’t take over as it does in many IIPA’s. Not overly sweet. Great. Fresh.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Indiana Beerfest-pours a white ring for a head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is lemon hops. Taste is lemon/citrus hops, secondary malt.
pepsican (1419) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GTMW! Light amber pour. Lots of celery in the aroma. Flavor is more celery, grass, some orange peal. Long bitter finish.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at GTMW ’08. pours clear gold with white head. nose mineral, herbal, citrus, grapefruit. not bad. just not hoppy enough!
islay (890) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small sample, on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest. Consumed on 8-9-2008. Pours a clear gold with slow-rising bubbles and frothy, white head. Piney, salty, briney hops aroma; pickle-like smell. Soft, malty taste with a dull, dry finish. I’m not really digging this hops combo. Medium body. Soft and smooth in the palate.
ContemplateBeer (1434) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some definite, but not overwhelming, floral hops and doughy yeast aroma from the start. Golden yellow appearance. The floral hops definitely carry the flavor, as the title suggests. The palate was surprisingly smooth with a hint of citrus at the finish. A pretty good beer, can’t knock it much, just not my style.
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Indiana Microbrewers Fest: Golden hue with an okay head and lace. The aroma seemed a tad weak with mild citric bittering hops, bready malt, and dusty yeast esters. The taste was balanced with citric tones and slight peppery finish over a layer of basic malts. The mouth feel is oily, soft and warming. For an DIPA this comes up short but not a bad beer.