slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber. Clearish straw golden w/ average slight-off-white head. Smells like a bag of hop buds; it really smells sticky & oily. Taste is fuckin’ huge. A tongue burst of bitterness (both citrus & herbal/pine) then a somewhat sweet lightly bubbly finish. Tongue continues to tingle. An incredibly well done DIPA of few peers. $5, yep five.
SDalkoholic (1812) - Chula Vista, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Upon pour, an instant olfaction of citrus like hops dominate my nose and give off scents of sweet grapefruit, sweet onion and freshly compressed hop buttons. Appearance was simple golden liquid topped with a soapy frothing of foam head. The flavor is intensely bitter that boast a hefty dosage of hops that almost make me start coughing a little like as if I took a sip of cough medicine or shot of hard liquor. The taste of this beer reminds me of a fresh wet hop ale with oily succulent hops while also clearly being a unique and different hop combination that I haven’t tasted in other Imperial/double IPA’s.
hayduke (2963) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours amber with a foamy white head. Nose is citrus and pine hops. Medium plus in body with smooth clean mouth feel. Flavor is is hoppy - floral, pine, citrus and bitter. Finish is dry and bitter with a lot of flavor. Top flight DIPA and right up my alley.
Pinball (9727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear yellow, smooth offwhite head.
very nice roasted floral aroma, strong hops.
flavor is hoppy. bitterness from hops, almost peppery bitternes.
Ed5388 (628) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours hazy golden orange color with a one finger off white head. Aroma of sweet pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and lots of pine. Taste is bitter up front with a strong citrus profile. Lots of pineapple, mango, lemon, and pine.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd March 2013
Bottle in hotel room prior to flight to Vienna. Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is soft and airy but with sharp carbonation. Creamy malt. Resinous pine with mellow citrus. Mild aniseed and salty brett. Trace of fresh orange peel. Finishes soft and semi dry with a spicy aftertaste. Pretty good.
Glouglouburp (5613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A sweet and hoppy pale IIPA with plenty of sweet fresh fruits. Great flavors even if a bit sweet for me.
How: Bottle 22oz, a few bottles from a few people, consumed fresh, thanks guys.
The look: Glowing clear golden-orange body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is an explosion of fruity hops, lots of apricots, also lychees, mangos, some cantaloupes, more... Also a floral component to the aroma. Taste has a big chewy bready malt backbone, a bit doughy, surprisingly cheesy yeasty notes, honey, even some bananas. Pleasant smooth doughy sensation. In mouth the hopping shines with some of the same elements as in the aroma (apricots, lychees, mangos) and adds bitter grapefruits and some green pine needles. Sharp bitterness of medium intensity. I really liked the freshness of fruitiness, the cheesy flavors that work surprisingly well, the doughy sensation and the overall ‘brightness’ of the beer. However what I didn’t like was the sweetness and and the mild alcohol bite. I understand this is an Imperial IPA, however I’m fan of the style and there are plenty 9% Double IPA I could drink multiple bombers of, not this one. This is a beer that will please the sweetness lovers and bitterness lovers, you can kill two birds with one stone by making a beer like this or by dropping a big rock on a hummingbird’s nest.
DocJitsu (334) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pale, slightly hazy wheat golden color with a short, quickly dissipating, nearly white head with no lacing. Obtrusive, but lovely grapefruit and pine. Nice, heavy, almost thick mouthfeel offset by the slightest of carbonation scrubs. Pine, grapefruit, and lemon are the predominant flavors balanced by some underlying sweet malt. Very good beer.
Patrickctenchi (1837) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, yellow-gold, frothy, slightly yellow-white head.
Aroma is reminiscent of citronella.
Taste is almost syrupy citrus sweetness.
A little different aroma and feel from a DIPA...slightly spiced.
shrubber85 (6047) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pulpy orange-banana malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-banana malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Very fruity and malty.
jmohno (844) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight hazed gold-light orange.Some lace moderate carb. This one may have been aged for who knows.
Aroma of a stronger spice/herbal.With fruit notes-tropcial.Some heavy buiscuit/toast malt.
Taste is malty,complex hoppiness with floral- fruit still dominated by a spice-herbal and toastiness.Farily sweet but balanced with bitter. Pretty good imperial but a bit sweet and flat tasteing a little.