MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Wet leaves, wood and resins create an autumnal aroma for this Double IPA, while alcohol warms up the polished mouthfeel
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam decorates the clear amber.
-Malts support but do not offer a lot of flavor.
-The aroma of this bottle was either tired or contained hop varieties better suited for bittering.
-The lengthy hop bitterness never quit.
-While the recipe might not be in my pantheon of favorite Double IPAs, I have to say this was an impeccably executed brew. Looking forward to trying more from these guys.
-This reminded me of Charlevoix’s Vache Folle Double IPA series somewhat, although perhaps better attenuated.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark orange color with a foamy, white head. There is good head retention and lots of lacing left behind. The nose is slightly faded with notes of herbals, tropical fruit, and slight floral notes. The flavor seems slightly faded as well with notes of light caramel, resin, and herbal hops. The body is light to medium with average carbonation leading to a medium, slightly boozy bitter resin finish. Okay, but not spectacular. The alcohol was a little obvious for my tastes.
Travlr (17714) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy variegated amber color, tiny white head with poor retention. Aroma of citrus, pineapple. Taste is bitter start to finish, citrus and pine, chewy, dry finish. Not bad.
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark orange to almost red with a 1 finger head, lacework is good. Aroma starts pine then switches to more grapefruit citrus, fantastic aroma. The flavor starts sweet, melon and grapefruit, then the bitterness dominates through to the finish. Body is medium, carbonation is medium, finish is long and bitter. I needed a good beer after the shit I have been drinking all night, and this definitely did the trick.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Copper-amber with a thick white head. Kind of a funky spice-hop scent. Eye blinking rough gasoline aggressive taste and aftertaste. Late cinnamon stick.
BrewDad (5157) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops aroma floral with a slight spice. Floral and fruity flavors mixed well with the malt build. I was impressed wit this Impy IPA. For a newer brewer at this time they did a good job.
argo0 (12512) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, orange/grapefruit, bread/caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, pine, bread. Sticky medium-full body, light resin.
anders37 (20474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Washington Brewers Festival 2010, Kenmore, WA. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy pine and grapefruit aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with bitter hoppy piney grapefruit hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
Dorwart (2466) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty sloppy head which does not have much form or substance. Reduces to a muddled mess of rather large bubbles. Excellent aroma though. Lots of succulent hops, pineapple and peaches, a bit of caramel sweetness and some roasted grains. Color is a nice dark brownish orange. Wow, very refreshing for a pretty hopped up and potent brew. Lots more mellow hops that put forth a decent bitterness. Some tea leaves and herbal flavors kind of give a dry pasty mouthfeel. Some fruit and a good amount of roasted grains again. Pretty up front alcohol punch with a bit of lingering burn. Finishes dry and bitter. A pretty darn good IIPA. Very roasty and hoppy!
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, grapefruit, crystal malt, light pine, resin, and hop oil. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer and around the edges. Hazy. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, crystal malt, wood, slight citrus, light caramel, and a hint of grapefruit. Medium body. Lightly oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter, hop, pine, resin, crystal malt, slight wood, and caramel finish is slightly dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.