durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well okay, then. Amber-tinted clear gold with a small white head. Nose of resin, tangerine, herbal and tea notes, ginger, and some garlicky-spring onion notes. The taste showcases the not-so-great latter aromas with an added sweetness. More sweet than bitter. Didnít like it enough to finish, but it was -- I guess -- drinkable.
Concealer (465) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Orange gold pour white thick, creamy white head. Smells of hops, pine and a little citrus. Sweet front taste of yellow grapefruit with a hoppy, piney finish. A good balance between the sweet and biter. I was surprised to see it was 8.5% *re-rating: after finishing off a 6 pack over a week I have to give this beer more props. 8.5% so smooth and tasty and 10 bucks a six pack. This might just be the best deal for all the deliciousness you can drink.
portableparty (1881) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 22 oz. bottle to snifter. Pours bright golden amber clear with a soft tight white head that dissipates to a spotty film and collar. Aroma is grassy and grainy corn flavors with floral light hops very little bitterness is noticeable in the smell and malt. Taste is sweet corn grassy grainy some tomato vegetable flavors with bitter hops that are floral and herbal with some caramel malt and spice. Palate is medium dry and chalky. The smell and taste really made me think down on this one. New Belgium has really been blah, recently.
poisoneddwarf (1483) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, thanks Brenn79. Looks filtered; clear gold hue, medium white head with good retention; leaves decorative lacework. Aroma is doughy, resinous, vegetal, peachy. Taste is lightly sweet with some pretty intense bitterness alongside. Tastes like no other Imperial IPA Iíve ever had. Is it the Mosaic and Calypso hops that give it such a different flavor than your average DIPA? Itís a bit fruity (pineapple, lemon rind). Other than the vegetal offnote, this is crisp, refreshing and different. I like it.
boozedude (1496) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into pint glass.. pale yellow color with sticky white head, pine aroma , nice grapefruit, hoppy clean taste, very well put together beer.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint bottle. Gold label, hops on the pic. Pours a light amber, aroma of pine, hoppy pine taste. 8.5 % alcohol = done
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Steve_0 (1931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Bottle at home, thanks for the extra Andre! Pour is clear orange with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Big peach/tangerine aroma, somewhat floral, candied fruits, sweet caramel, and orange peel. Taste is somewhat spicy, grassy, citrusy, caramel, biscuit, peach orange, and light black pepper notes with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Very light and delicate for a DIPA, more sweet and fruity, than overly harsh and bitter. Well-balanced and super easy-to-drink for 8.5%. Not bad.
jstraw (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-gold with big, foamy, white head, strong legs / Muted, sweet nose of spun sugar, honey, pine, cream, and citrus / Medium to full body, sweet, resinous, creamy, soft but solid hops, and subdued bitter finish / Complex, sweet candied flavors of spun sugar, resin, orange peel, cream, fish oil?, pine, and grapefruit / Somewhat disjointed, lacking the citrus & pine freshness of flavors that one expects, but still a good, even interesting brew.
EJ5632 (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden clear with a frothy white head. Head dissipated quickly but with good lacing. Strong citrus fruit aroma with floral hop smell. Very hop forward taste. Not tasting a whole lot of the malts. Light mouth feel for being a double.
streve (90) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pour is very clear golden color with a big frothy white head. Big grapefruit and pine notes in the aroma. Taste is slightly watered down but still maintains a danky resin feel. As a few others have mentioned, it has a lemony ginger flavor in the finish. Very odd. This is just an OK DIPA.