Atom (1821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to queenholly, pours a murky copper/orange with small white head. Aroma is yeasty and heavy on toffee malts. Taste has a bite hop spice into caramel and toffee malts with some bitterness and light citrus. An English IPA with almost a barley wine flavor. A bit lacking on hops however.
Vestlake (236) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brickhouse Tavern in Louisville. Very nice IPA. The alcohol was hidden well and a nice balance between malt and hops.
radagast83 (5820) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting, shared by maniac, thanks! Poured an amber color with a small white head. Aroma was a balance of hop and malt character, no booze. Bitter hop notes. some light resin. Certainly masks the alcohol very well in this one.
GenDV138 (3557) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. Growler shared by maniac, thanks! Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of Aromas of floral notes, citrus, caramel. Tastes of bitter floral notes, citrus, pine. Medium body with a dry finish.
Iphonephan (4631) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a growler shared at Travlr’s sour beer tasting. Pours clear copper with an off white head. Flavors of caramel and citrus. Bitter finish.
Advocate_Ames (513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with a blend of red and orange. The head has a nice retention and the foam sticks to my glass. The aroma is of crisp malts and has defined hop notes. The hops had citrus, minor spice, very resinous, and grassy scents. While tasting I picked up on sugary malted grains, a bitter bite, and booze. The body was medium and it had a good finish that did not linger too long. Nothing really stands out here. Its a good beverage but not one I’d search to have again.
UDBeernut (2191) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
enjoyed in the hotel at my local rip and run. pours who fucking cares cause I can not see it in the hampton inn dixie cup. nose has mild resin. taste had hop resin, and dank. moderated bitterness. medium body and a lingering cottonmouth finish.
seymour (1684) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on draft at 2015 St. Louis Microfest in a willi becher glass. It poured a clear orange amber colour with thin but persistent white foam and lace. Strong caramelly malt backbone supporting an even stronger hop load: grapefruit, black currant, black pepper, pine resin. Fruity. Tangy. Medium body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, lingering hoppy aftertaste. Good stuff in the West Coast IPA vein.
Brentv (503) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bomber. Pours a rich clear dark honey color with a thin dense foam head that hangs around and lots of lacing that clings to the glass. Aroma is subdued, with citrus floral notes. Taste is bitter, some citrus and floral. Medium oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
AirForceHops (4704) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Learys Fine Wine for $8.95. Dirty orange color with lasting head. Aroma is fruit and floral and mild grassy hops. Tempting.
The flavor is sweeter then I was hoping with more of an English feel to it. Candied orange and peach upfront with grain and caramel in the center. Also has a light earth note with the grassy and floral notes. The body is medium with a lightly dry texture. I drank the 22 oz. myself and it actually really grew on my as I sipped. The ABV was hidden until I stood up. A nice surprise.
BrianPetrie (8) - Pelham, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This might be the most delicious Imperial IPA I have ever had. Hops, but not chalky. You cannot taste the alcohol at all, never mind being over 10%. Fantastic nose and finish.