Stuu666 (9760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is grapefruit, sweet toffee, taste is similar, light funk, herbal.
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craigs 2016 alldayer. Pours crystal clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, light resin. Taste is bitter, thin finish.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home .. golden amber .. thin white lacing ... soft sweet toffee fruit nose .. florssl oily hop .. juicy hop .. soft sweet floral fruit .. ligth toffee fruit .. soft malts ... ligth caramel malt
N3lson1 (898) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Smells hoppy, tastes nice and complex, good brew!
Underdogs88 (321) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral, pear,lemon hop aroma. Appearance is a light gold with a white head with average retention. Hop flavor is full of lemons and flowers. Malt has notes of bread with hints of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, the hop profile is unique compared to typical IPAs. Overall, a solid dipa.
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Larry_Duffman (321) - - MAR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours copper and golden with a white head and lacing. The aroma was a bit strange. There were hops, bread, and dank. The taste was bitter hops, earthy, onion, and bread. There was a boozy hint to it. This was okay. This wouldn’t be one of my first choices for an imperial IPA though.
SanfordBrewer (1462) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent orange with a dense white head. Resinous full body with moderately high carbonation.
aroma: resinous hops, citrus, cucumber peels, faint bready malt.
Taste: bitter hop resins, tart cherry candies, citrus rinds, stone fruit pits, sweet bready malt.
OrthoDoc (131) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd smell, odd taste. This just is not right. Can't detect any sort of hops I prefer to have in my IPA's. Will not buy again. Not sure how such a big brewery is selling this stuff. Clearly not in their wheelhouse.
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Felsenbrau (39) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can. Nose of oranges, pine forest, slightly bubblegum. Slightly hazy yellow-amber color with brief white head and persistent lacing. Taste is slighly sweet, but predominantly grapefruit. Finished slightly more sour, still very grapefruity. Not bad if you like grapefruit, but probably wouldn’t buy again.
Dacrza (798) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: February 15, 2016... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: Enjoying a day at home with snow falling and family surrounding... APPEARANCE: begins with a copper orange body that breeds effervescence... the head is snow-white and thick, two fingers in height and appreciable in its lacing... a single finger infiltrates the body slightly at uneven intervals, sagging into the suggestion of hefty-headedness... a monolithic white shade is pulled down as the glass drains--this is serious stuff, kids... AROMA: an alluring welcome of peach, grapefruit, apple, strawberry and pine greets the nostrils--ample forthcoming bitterness is suggested by the pine, though a breezy, aromatic fruitiness keeps the aroma from frightening the "unhop" heads that would attempt this... no heightened alcohol is suggested... PALATE: "Bone dry" is a rather appropriate appellation...a powerful bitterness passes through the teeth with a rattle, while the finish is clean and demanding of another sip--almost too easy drinking! TASTE: grapefruit and peach predominate the profile... secondary hints of strawberry, bubblegum and excellent, bitterness... very little to be found on the malty end--indeed imperial... OVERALL: beers don’t win or lose on the label, but I love the name--its suggestive aggression is delivered in a royal way, as every sip left me breathing flowers over fire, yet the impact on the mind is weighty... a confident, rewarding walk among the orchard that only needs twelve ounces to put its drinker in the right frame of mind...