Lubiere (9102) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An orange amber DIPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, smooth vinous malt with fragrant floral hops, treacle, classy. In mouth, a smooth biscuit caramel malt with toffee, floral hops, piney notes, grassy and pungent, very nice.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looked and smelled great, a real hop smack but not overly bitter. Very drinkable. Iíd get this again if I didnít have to pay $9.50 a bottle where I was. Worth trying for sure, though!
bwa5879 (457) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange brown pour into tulip glass. Lingering white head an eighth inch thick. Very piney scent. Medium body, feels a bit foamy. Sweet and bitter. No citrus or flowers. Finishes a bit bitter. A buttery maltiness comes out as well.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Brad for sharing this at his tasting on Saturday!
A: Pours somewhat clear yellow/orange with moderate head and lace.
S: Aromas are odd - hops with some weird astringency. The beer tastes off. This is a fresh bottle and I donít think itís infected, itís just off.
T: The taste is sharp and biting. The hop bill seems unusual. Perhaps New Holland was trying to be creative or experiment with some different hops, but in my opinion, the result is a failure.
M: Bitter, sharp and astringent.
D: Not the worst beer I have ever had, but also not very enjoyable. This was the only dud of what was a memorable night.
Notes: I would be willing to try this again and re-review if the beer tastes dramatically different.
Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma sweet sugary front, mils clean caramel. Alcohol blend with high alpha hop side. Hoppy top end.7+
Appearance slight haze on amber with tanned medium top. Some lace is shown.4-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. fairly sweet , slight mineral hints. Centre sided with mellow hop character. Slight hint of oxidation? Solid overall.
OneBrownMouse (1) - - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8oz pour at Macs speed shop. Good esters. Banana and hints of raisin. Respectable DIPA
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very cloudy orangish amber.
Aroma is strong citrus and sappy.
Flavor is biter, with a very slight malty sweetness.
Palate is full, sticky, low carbonation, like resin.
Flemingo1 (3) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
caramel, resin, floral, alcohol, woody, cloudy, hazy, heavy cloying sweetness, sticky, Overall a wonderful Imperial IPA!
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy floral aroma and great amber appearance with a strong but balanced taste and warming mouthfeel.
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umich03jm (1333) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark orange pour with a nice head that lingers. Very nice fruity and floral hop aroma along with caramel malt. Taste is ok, a little soapy. But still getting the nice citrus and floral hops, nice bitterness, and a ton of malt to back it up. Not bad.