chucklemation (919) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle with a hazy copper color and a decently foamy white head. Has an okay pine aroma. Taste begins with a sweet citrus flavor before turning into a dry pine flavor towards the end. There is a light amount of hops for an imperial IPA, and even the flavor is lighter than Iíd expect. This is a decent beer overall, but not a great imperial IPA. I prefer New Hollandís Mad Hatter to this.
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of sidetracked, thanks! nice dark amber to light brown pour with a creamy 1 finger head. aroma is faint, but nice. the taste is big and heavy, lots of malt, east coast style iipa. lots of clandied floral tastes, medium bitterness to balance, great mouthfeel and the abv is well hidden. very thick aftertaste, thick body, bordering hoppy bw, and similar to flying mouflan side by side.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for sharing, bro! This brew was very chewy, earthy, resinous, and malty. Lacked a light of the brightness and fruitiness that I like from IPAís and their variants.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colored pour with a small, frothy, white head. Piny, resinous, grapefruit aroma with a nice toffee, toast, and caramel balance. The flavor is lots of very fresh hops lending to a luscious pine, orange, and ruby grapefruit flavor with a great toasty caramel malt background and a hint of cherry. Very nicely balanced. A bit of floralness comes out on the finish too. This is a very refreshing double IPA in that itís not cloying like so many can be yet still has a nice assertive hop profile without going overboard. The body is full and creamy with gentle carbonation.
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma is vegetal (boo!). The taste is cleaner, but still only average.
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was some citrus, light pineapple, and bready malts although not very hoppy overall. Flavor was bitter, astringent, alcohol, with some hop oily feeling on the tongue. Pretty sweet overall. I would like it a little drier. Not bad but not a standout IIPA at all.
Freaky_tiki (852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vintage pours dark but has a thin oily cap that makes me think this may be slightly off. Looks more like a bitter than an ipa. Aroma is muted. The malts hit the tongue first & is followed by a strong slap of alcohol. Hops are muted & Iím thinking the balance is off here. Iím also thinking this bottle is off. Would love to try another vintage to see if my hunch is correct but living from Canada excludes me (unless yíall wanna do a swap).
Hopmaestro (847) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet and hoppy, peaches with grapefruit. Taste is actually on the sweeter side, but it grows on you and slowly turns over to the hoppier side. This beer made me really happy, and that was not really expected. Maybe thatís the key thing with many beers, expect nothing and get positively surprised? A really good Imperial IPA.
bwa5879 (826) - Grand Rapids, 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.
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color, tan head. Resin nose, caramel, tobacco, hint of grapefruit. Sweet taste, caramel, resin, fruity, moderate bitterness, hint of alcohol, citrus notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.