jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT Thanks Gillard-on tap-pours a rich white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit/citrus-lemon rind/pine/resin hops, some medium malt. Taste is herbal/resin hops with some bite, secondary medium malt. Syrupy mouth feel.
rocbyter (2077) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong fresh citrus and floral hop aroma. Cloudy light orange color with a large white head. Moderate bitterness that builds to strong bitterness in the finish and fading in the end.
halfonit (1324) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was lucky enough to get this can from Scottie of L-Knife, so first off I must say thanks to him for hooking me up with this IPA. Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is of florals up front, with some hops, grapefruit, tangerines, caramel, and some earthiness. Flavor is quite sweet (but in a pleasant way) for an IPA. There’s some booziness in there, hops, spices, tangerines, and malts. Leaves a sweet hop finish. Nice.
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a great beer as promised by the bartender at Mad Mex North Hills. Though the odor of hops was faint, the flavors were complex with delicate Exotic flowers, funky outstanding flavors, ascorbic acid, dates. Golden color small head and just a little lacing but Great
ahmashar (9) - Stafford, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A combination of citrus, herbs, and resin combine to an aroma akin to a bouquet. Taste is quite nice, but just a bit too hoppy.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Ledger’s. Yum! Pours a clear golden with minimal head. Nose is sharp, grassy hoppage. Flavor is bitter - not unlike the creamy bitter from Two Hearted. Finishes clean as can be.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep yellow color. Thick lacing. Very hopy grass nose. Taste is bitter and hoppy and grass like a good green tea. Very yumm!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a glassy amber with a nice white head. Aroma is piercing pine and grapefruit. Flavor is tongue-curling grapefruit, orange peel, and pine, all with a malty backbone. Average mouthfeel. A great IIPA.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Sam’s. Pours bright clear amber with lightly fizzy white head. Nose is pungent... grapefruit rind, burnt garlic, and green onions. Really super resiny, earthy, and also sweetly malty. A bit of a challenge, but I don’t hate it. I think the resin just overpowers the fruity goodness that I think is buried underneath. I keep thinking maybe there is a time and a place for a beer like this, but there are just so many other good IIPAs to be had. Tastes a bit less aggressive, but massively sweet. Palate feels heavy and sticky. I’m trying to like this beer but just not really feeling it.
malrubius (2588) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can from Superstar Huntington in pint glass. Hazy golden orange with dense rocky head and lace. Pungent grapefruit orange citrus and bready aroma with hint of alcohol warmth. Fruity sweet grapefruit and orange with some crackery biscuit and woody earthy assertive hop bitterness in lingering bitter finish. Heavy mouthfeel but not quite syrupy. Very complex. I consider this to be a real, no-holds-barred version of a true double/imperial IPA. It is well-done, very composed, not messy, yet still a little bit much for me.