hapjydeuce (945) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy light gold with a fat white cap of foam that lasts. Herbal, spicy aroma with slight metallic tone. Might have to try on tap. Decent flavor for DIPA but lacking balance; lots of hop resin but too little crystal malt for my taste. Finishses dry with peachy, grapefruit character. I like Ranger way better. May have to try this on tap instead.
highibus (733) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light copper with fluffy white head. Muted aroma but it is in plastic. Decent flavor and a good holiness but no real bite. Clean finish. Not bad
Indra (2625) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle. Strongly piney hop nose, some citrus, florals and herbs in the background, only a trace of malt to be found amidst the hoppy, resinous aroma. Mostly clear medium golden in color with a sticky, foamy, lasting head and copious amounts of lacing. Flavor profile is quite fruity and hoppy, some of the above-mentioned peach is there, combined with suggestions of pine, tangerine, mildly peppery spice and a very faint, honeyish malt sweetness that appears about midpoint and fades into a generous dosage of hop bitterness at the finish. Quite active with plenty of fine effervescence on the palate, lightly oily and resinous in feel with a touch of warmth and a medium-full body. Dangerously drinkable for the style, tasty overall. Good IIPA.
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a thin white head. Nose is very leafy and floral with lots of hops taking the nose, with perhaps a little hibiscus in there. Flavor is initially full of lavendar and hibiscus, so very floral, but then thereís this piney and leafy middle that brings it down to earth. Not a lot of malt complexity but sweet enough to balance it out.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Samís, Durham. Ouch. Wanted to be a contrarian and say nice things about this brew, but itís a pretty poor showing. Soupy gold pour, a depressed looking head. Nose of rotting flowers and canned peaches, with an afterthought of bitter grass. Weird clashing flavors all over the place. If only it was actually "profoundly bitter," as that wouldíve been a considerable improvement from this ill-considered mess.
unclemattie (4217) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Golden color, white foam. Stinky aroma of hops. Huge citrus. Sharp, bitter bite. Loads of pine resin, bitter citrus. Huge. Sweet malts, big hops. Really good. Similar to Stoneís EnjoyBy. An Imperial Ranger IPA. (3721)
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
really wanted to like this, but in short itís very much like a bigger hoppier version of the ranger IPA. has that candied sugar-y aspect to it, with a touch of weird fruitiness and bubblegum or something. when found fresh at least it satisfies in the bitterness regard, has a nice bite and long finish. but the rest of the beer is just a little too "fake belgian" for me to give a high rating. We all like imperial IPAs, but with all the other great double IPAs available I donít know why youíd go back to this one other than itís a decent price and comes in 6 packs.
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost golden-brown into the glass, with a nice foamy lasting head that leaves thick, soapy lacing. The nose has lots of earth and floral notes, and just a hint of soap and tomato as the brew opens up. Flavors are of pine resin, some honey, a cross between citrus and melon, lots of zest and peel in the finish, followed by an appropriately lingering peppery-pine bitter to close the pull. The ABV is well-integrated, but does provide just the slightest bit of heat in the throat. The full-body rests on semi-active carbonation to go down well on the palate. Decent IIPA, but I donít know if there are enough characteristics of a "classic" to hunt it down again.
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - great DIPA that has a bit darker coloring than Ranger and more hops and booze
rollinsr (384) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piney and crisp citrus with a bit of stickiness. Pretty good without being overly hoppy.
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