mcox90 (1859) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Pours a coppery/orange color wih a one finger white head. Thick looking, nearly opaque. Pungent hop aroma hits you the second you pop the can. Pine resin and grapefruit backed with malty sweetness. Flavor pretty much follows aroma, not a whole lot else to say. Hop heads only. Nice full palate with a long bitter finish.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can purchased at QFC in Lynnwood, WA. Pours a hazy amber color. Aroma: Bold grapefruit, with just a hint of spice. Flavor: Grapefruit, pine, and sweet malt. I prefer my imperial IPAs in bottles, but this is one awesome beer.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tustin brewing, this poured with very little head and had some maltiness with a pronounced hop flavor.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One hop variety means one means one dimensional. Big bitter and citrus elements. Not horrible just not complex.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Can. Super-boozy nose strong in lime, gin and tonic, and lemony-catty-resin. Odd. Pours nearly-clear mid-golden with copious creamy smooth soft head, banana pudding-colored. Flavors start with a heavy malt sugar creamy, bring move gin-like vapors to my sinuses, and then move into a pithy resinous forward catty pine flavor. Quite sweet, with not nearly enough bitterness to back this one up in my opinion. I canít get over how much this beer tastes like gin and tonic, literally. Overally, I feel like Iíve had more deftly brewed and better balanced examples of the style. Also, not worth the $4 I got gouged to try it.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 03.26.10 at Birreria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Hazy orange gold, off white head. Aroma is hoppy: kiwi and tangerine. Flavor is crisp bitter and slightly syrupy. Pretty decent Imp IPA. I do also tend to favor this genre.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright burnt orange with a small white head that becomes a little ring of foam in no time. Aroma is gentle and assertive at once with pine, orange, oregano, spruce, along with plenty of caramel, brown sugar, crepes, and gingersnaps. Pretty appealing combo of malt and hops to me. Tastes sweet at first with all that caramel, ginger, sugar and sweet potato malt coming out, followed by a plant-forward hop quality. Orange, pine and herbs follow. Finishes with milder bitterness than I anticipated and a lingering flavor of caramel, toast, ginger, orange rind, and pine. Full bodied, kinda sticky and hot, with soft carbonation and a mostly creamy mouthfeel. Palate could be more seamless. Nonetheless I find this quite enjoyable overall.
jkwood04 (5210) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can in a snifter. Pours bright amber-golden with a small but lingering head. Aroma of citrusy hops plus butterscotch and some kind of spice. Flavor very hoppy, with a spiciness to it that most IPAs donít have. Thick texture. A great beer that is unique for its style.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl can at Tilt, Oslo. Hazy orange brown color, moderate head. Aroma is lots of hops. Flavor is fruity hops, fine sweetness, fine bitterness in the aftertaste. Moderate body. Lovely IIPA.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 [My 100th Colorado rate, my native state] Can. Pours a clear glowing orange with a slight reddish hue, sticky foamy frothy egg-shell colored head. Aroma is super piney, crisp and clean, seems like some honey caramel sweetness, light biscuity rye spiciness towards the end, great citrus, grapefruit, wonderful. Flavor is the same, clean, crisp and spicy, the rye complements the piney citrus hops wonderfully, medium sweetness, very well attenuated, bitter but also well balanced, some floralness towards the finish. Medium bodied, viscous but not syrupy, oddly feels a bit heavy, fluffy carbonation with a light sizzle, generally clean. Great DIPA!