lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
1 citrus, grapefruit, and lemon. vegetal as it warms 2 golden to light copper, quickly dissipating white head 3 high bitterness with just a hint of toasty malt sweetness. very dry finish 4 medium body with a medium-high carb level. long bitter finish 5 A nice imperial ipa with a boatload of hop character. not sure of the vegetal aroma, could be a bad bottle.
chucklemation (1399) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with a white foam head. Has a citrus hops aroma. Flavor is citrus, grass, sweet malts, and moderate bitterness. A bit too much on the sweet side for me. It’s ok.
radio_nowhere (1384) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with ’Enjoy by Sept 7 2014" into snifter glass, clear copper color with off-white fluffy head. Aroma of floral/fruity(orange, grapefruit, apricot)/faint piney hops and some grainy malt sweetness. Taste is the aroma adding some notes of grass/hay and chalky/earthy malt. Heavy body, low carbonation, dry, oily with lingering citrus/earthy finish. Nice enough DIPA but not wowing me either, maybe I need a fresher bottle.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
13 oz bottle from Tipples. Pours a beautiful golden orange color with a fluffy white one finger head. Nice floral hop aroma , bready malts, citrus peel, grass, pine. Flavor is nice bitter pine, floral notes, lightly sweet bready malts. Body is medium to light, somewhat dry, bitterness on the tongue, with medium plus carbonation. This goes down very easy. A slight dirtiness on the finish is my only complaint, and it is very strange. But an otherwise solid DIPA that’s easy to find, and nice and light for the style. Just a weird flavor here and there that I can’t put my finger on.
woodychevy (841) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a bit light for the style- sort of a weak golden orange color. Decent white head that dissipates. Good solid legs. Lots of flavors going on and a solidly bitter finish true to style. Drinks crisp and medium bodied. Definite spice, earth, pine, peach/apricot, floral notes, apple, tea like tannins and all dominated by citrus. Definite high alpha hops at play here. The pear/ apple notes lend a different edge to the usual bitterness. Very drinkable for an Imperial. As always, solid example of the style from New Belgium.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into glass. Pours a kind of flat, uninteresting looking golden straw color with a slightly fizzy, white head. Floral pine, grapefruit, solid malt sweetness and a pleasant, bitter-but-not-overpowering dry finish. Medium body, medium stickiness. Seems "lighter" for 8.5%. Surprisingly good for New Belgium.
Bif (2003) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a fair head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit with bit of malt sweetness and grain. Taste of pine, citrus, malt sweetness and grain. Nice bitterness and a bit of lingering pine. Medium body, crisp and well balanced. Nice beer for the style.
swanmann (726) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle: nice clarity, it’s light orange with a slight green hue. inch and a half of of white, slightly green/ tan tinted. aroma is a definite hop bomb; orange, grapefruit, pine. slightly syrupy, flavor of molasses, some aspirin bitterness, grapefruit rind. The abv is pretty well hidden. It’s a delicious IIPA.
Troupis (208) - - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lacks a floral or hoppy aroma but packs a bitter, floral, and fruity finish. From the tongue to the finish a strong bitterness. Impressed with the punch of bitterness - it's a palate ruining IBU finish.
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pinotwinelover (18) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As I drink more and more of these high alchohol beers, I break them down this way. Is it true to the style and does the alcohol overwhelm the beer. In this case true to style and alcohol in integrated well.