rajendra82 (952) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Standard New Belgium bottle with raised neck collar and the simple label. The pour was very clear, a touch more pale amber in shade than a typical DIPA. The head was one to two finger thick. The smell was mostly pine and grapefruit. The taste was quite bitter, with a burst of grapefruit, herbs, and spice right up front. This was a very dry, over the top, "west coast" style DIPA, and I always seem to like them for their singular purpose as a hop delivery vehicle. This was no exception. There was little no malt influence, alcohol burn, or pretense of complexity here. It was like drinking an enamel stripping, head clearing, tongue scraping, hop juice. If you like hops, you will love this. If you don’t like hops, why did you buy a DIPA. A hop bomb picked up at the neighborhood Kroger. My we have come a long way in this country, and I like that.
bkurtz (752) - PERU - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden with a fluffy head with some lacing. Nice aromas of citrus and pine. The taste is fruity, peach? Well balanced and complex with some bitterness at the finish. I really like this one.
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from The Wine Emporium November 2013. This is a big hoppy beer that takes a bit of work to get through. Citrus dominates the aroma and the finish is long and dry.
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at brew haha - nose is citrus. Sip adds lemon peel and a malty backbone. Fairly bitter. Somewhat light for the style.
Davros (1920) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows overt resinous, piny and grassy hops with sweet backing from lashes of clean malt.
Very hoppy flavours. Very piny, grapefruit-like and citrussy. Orange peel or orange bitters. A fair bit of sweet clean malt balances things out.
Carbonation is too high.
scottcowley (20) - - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This IMPERIAL IPA is a very piney bitter, citrus tasting beer. This beer is probably only going to be enjoyed by real beer drinkers that enjoy good beer . Not the best IPA but worth a try.
yiannnos (857) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Hazy copper colour. Grapefruit hop aroma and flavour, finishes bitter.
iguanodon (78) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear dark gold with a thin white head, good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, a little floral. Taste is bitter, boozy, a little soapy.
sturmthis (387) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Dark golden color with almost no head. Earthy taste at first that explodes into tropical fruit. Very good beer.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear amber pour with golden highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is a fruity, spicy swirl of honey, cantaloupe, mango and pluot with a subtle mélange of ground pepper - white, green and pink. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and adequate carbonation. The flavor is fruity, spicy and medium-bitter – tropical fruits, melons and caustic peppercorns. Bitter, abrasive, dry finish. I would have enjoyed this more without all the spicy, peppery hops. They mauled the fruity components.
lweiberg (109) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thought it was a little hard on the throat. Loved the bubblegum, butterscotch, and clove hints, though.