VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
As advertised pours and wiff is.... eehhhhh wow err... then drinks like Kapow Blam! This is striking I REALLY hate it. Can I get more? Wow with the Hoptivity. Highly recommended for Austinite Hop Hounds. This is brewing with an exclamation point. Most Impressive. Missed that ’peach’ but that’s just me I guess.........
Sammer (1081) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Taste is a boozy mix of hops, straw, grain and bitter citrus. Solid IIPA.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Autumn Brew Review 2013, nice citrus pine hops aroma and taste, has a nice lasting bitter finish.
probstblueribbon (3275) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl. oz. bottle from my bro (thanks!), served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep golden with a thin white head.
Aroma: Huge pine/resin, dank, peppery, burnt sugar is the main malt aroma, very deep rye bread crust, sweet and lightly fruity as well.
Palate: Medium+ body, slick, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: A lot maltier than the nose, lots of deep brown sugar, burnt sugar and dark rye bread crust, quite peppery, still plenty of pine/resin/dank, lightly sweet; light sweetness with good bitterness and a long, deeply malty and pine/resin finish.
Sathorael (153) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with medium off white head and thick lacing. Aroma is bright with spicy lemon zest, pine, toffee, and alcohol. Taste is malty sweet up front with a sharp biting bitterness. It has a solventy astringency thats a little hard to overlook, but still not a bad brew.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Various size bottles over the last few weeks. Poured a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is a heavy dose of citrus, grapefruit notes, pine resin is there. Flavor is resin, plenty of "cone" notes in this. Despite the amount of hops, this is pretty well balanced, with a nice amount of hops and malt backing to keep this beer in check. Booze comes forward on the finish.
Reid (2064) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz part of a sixer from Fred Meyer in N.Salem
$7.99 a six.
Clear bright orange colour in appearance, with a nice sized thick bubbly white head,
Aroma..fruity really almost like pink lady apples, floral hop, cherry, strange no malt for an imperial.
Taste is also very balanced but this time the chewy,caramel malts are visible to restrain the floral ,fruity hop.
MOuth feel is fine enough actually good for style.
An unusual beer not really an Imperial IPA though, not to say I didn’t enjoy
Harley_Biker (15) - Sheldon, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An Imperial IPA from the New Belgium Brewing Co. Cooper colored appearance with a floral hop fragrance and dry finish.
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Pours a dark golden with great lacing. Aromas of citrus and pine. Lots of bitter notes. It seems a little like makinga DIPA for the sake of making one. Still Ok though.
Jpzila (11) - - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus, spruce, floral very sweet over the top ipa, but not over the top bitterness. Sweet syrup comes across more than anything else here for me.