monkeychugg55 (818) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Barely translucent orange with a small ring of fine bubbles. The aroma is huge summit hops (obviously), which in my experience usually lends an unwanted garlic/onion aroma into the beer. I can detect it, but also with citrus and floral notes that I never noticed. This is actually quite pleasant, and a nice change of pace compared to your usual "C" hops. A lot more citrus is present in the flavor than aroma, with a lot of cantaloupe flavor. There is a bit of that garlic/onion in there too, but it’s not bad at all. Strong sweet to stronger bitter mix to this one, with a hot finish. Great DIPA, this has changed my opinion of Summit hops.
M82 (213) - Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An attractive, vibrant, golden amber body displaying an array of tiny carbonation with a 2" tight, smooth white head leaving rounding, arcing peninsulas of lace along with several large elongated dots, this beer definitely says drink me
Big juicy peach and sweet pineapple with a mellow herbal influence accented by well restrained, bittering savory notes and citrus zest with a touch of spice on an exceptionally smooth body offering solid density, a touch of tact, and silky creamy extended residuals perfectly reflecting the aroma and flavor, bitterness dies down a bit in the residual to create a highly harmonized experience, as the residuals build the tropical fruit and herbal characteristics begin to create a glowing sense of kiwi to compliment the other fruits, very enjoyable iipa
12oz Canned on 02/24/2014 @08:19 served at 45º into Spiegelau IPA glass, second can into TeKu
beermearjay (11) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned 11 2013 April, drunk 14 March2014, from Brewdog Camden @ £9 a can!!!!!!! Grassy, quite subdued, slight pineapple perhaps. Pods cloudy, small to medium head, large foam. Malty, slight pineapple follow through from the aroma.....strong alcohol coming through, I’d have to say average...maybe the age?
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned 4-30-2010. I keep finding Impy IPAs that I should not be saving this long. Let’s open this and see if I can still do justice to it. The tab opens without the usual "pssht," but then the froth comes out. Not a gusher like my Belgians; I only missed a few drops. Once poured, there’s a short, porous, but pretty persistent head over a hazy, light range IPA body. Nose is still pretty sweet and citrussy, but there’s a bit of rubber in there. Nah, I ticked it up to 6 because the malt comes in once the rubber is driven off.
Taste is still fully malty. Hops are there as a bit of orange juice on the side. Palate is nicely thick. There’s still some "off-ness" that I’m sure comes from my letting it sit far too long. Hops bitterness is subdued, and I still get the occasional note of rubber. But again, that’s my fault. My lesson here: Stop aging IPA’s! And yet, I’ve held onto a 120-Min for nearly 10 years in spite of myself.
Duhast500 (369) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the 12 oz. can into a stemmed glass.
The color has is orange with a bit of a haziness to it that does not make it completely clear through but I can see to the other side. The head is white and is about a finger or two thick with some nice lacing. Seems to be well carbonated as well.
The smell is a bit of orange peel at first. Some CO2 that comes in with that orange flavor and almost makes me cough. Some bitterness is present as well and does come out just a bit.
The taste is citrus but is pretty bitter right out front and just seems to get stronger as it washes over the back of the pallet. It has some bitter and spicy and is better when gulped a bit as opposed to taking small sips. Once past that strong bitterness there are few more flavor that do come out. Some slight green apple seem to be hiding in the background with some slight pair as well.
The feel is a little tough for the unprepared and can be really a shock if you are inexperienced with high bitter IPAs. This beer is well carbonated and a bit effervescent. IT is pretty drinkable once you are used to the bitterness and does down well. Some nice bitter aftertaste that stays for about five to ten seconds after each sip. A good bitter, Imperial IPA.
Howlader (394) - - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can served in a pint glass. Extremely hoppy double IPA - in a very great way.
souder21 (1) - cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I paid 14.00$ for 4 cans of the gubna imperial ale,poured it into a frosted glass.noticed a strong hoppy aroma like sam adams. took a taste and was hit with a sweet taste at first, swallowed it, then gaged by a very unpleasant bitter taste that lingered way to long. took one more small swallow, and realized I just got screwed out of 14.00$. lesson learned.
Maxbier (62) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish gold color tan head, aroma of grapefruit. Creamy mouthfeel, loads of malt and citrusy hops flavors. Nice bitter finish. Delicious
dlovell2 (539) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from can. Cloudy golden color with a big white head. Citrus aroma of orange zest and grapefruit. Creamy mouthfeel. First flavor that hits you is citrus then a biscuity malt flavor in the middle then the finish is a big grapefruit flavor. After the swallow the bitterness hits butt it doesn’t linger. The 10 % alcohol is really masked. This is a big beer. A big delicious beer.
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the can it has a nice golden orange color. Plenty of aroma with orange zest, pine and some resin. Taste is really refreshing. Great balance of tropical fruits, mangos and a touch of pine. The bitterness hides itself throughout and then kicks in on the finish. Great beer.
jesperhammer (2606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
20-DEC-2013, bottle @home, from Mikkeller & Friends.
Golden with creamy, lacing, lasting, almost White head.
Aroma is very hoppy. Grape fruit and pine, and loads of fruit. Taste is malty and sweet as well but still on the West coast-side for an IIPA. Very nice brew.