jjgmd (1593) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy rusty orange pour with a small head. Nose is light citrus and pine. A good amount of up front bitterness with citrus notes. Finish is bitter sweet. Solid DIPA, but have had better. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1525) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rusty orange with a beige head and sweet, hoppy citrus aroma. Taste is bittersweet, of hops, citrus, pine, and floral notes with a big bitter, dry, long finish. Nice DIPA
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with slight head and fizzy bubbles. Aroma is lots of orange and pine. Very dry on the front with a nice hoppy bite and citrusy finish. One of my favorite Imperial IPAs.
nielsedd (79) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a hazy light orange wiht a good amount of beige head that reduces to a thin later. Nice lacing. Smells of very aromatic hops: orange peel, grapefruit, berry, pine, and floral notes. Tastes of orange peel, grapefruit, light resin, and caramel malt. Good balance, and a very good beer.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright opaque read with a medium-small white head. Aroma contains pine resin, grassy, floral hops. Taste is more of the same only generally less sweet. The carbonation is lively and the bitterness leaves a sting at the end of the tongue, doubtless due to the ACTUAL HOP CONE floating around in the beer.
Doghair (272) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy reddish brown with a quick foam. The aroma is hoppy orange. I donít think is come across this before. Taste is malty hoppy with the orange peel thing. This is a great beer. Very unique.
Narnad (1484) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opened a bottle and greeted by a pungent fresh earthy/orange/grapefruit nose. When pouring, a big chunk of something came out. Having not read the warming label, I figured there was something growing in the brew, turns out it was a couple of hop cones. Flavor has a very nice balance to it. Strong hops flavors starts off giving a pungent bitter punch early but as the bitterness subsides, notes of orange and light mango come into the tasting. Malt is there but adds just a touch of sweetness as the hops does 90% of the flavors. Body is modest, low but finely carbonated and finishes with a tongue puckering bitterness. Overall a really good brew. The hops chosen for this brew work magnificently well together providing a slightly sweet, strong bitterness.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap at Palmer Place. Served in a snifter.
A: Pours a dark amber color with some raspberry highlights. A yellowish foam forms on the pour and recedes to a thick ring. Some big splotches of lace are left down the glass.
S: Sweet malt body with some light citrus. Piney with some boozy notes.
T: Boozy alcohol notes up front with some pine and melon. A little citrus peel bitterness, but the alcohol is very in the forefront. Some pine and resinous notes as well.
M: Medium bodied with a little heft to it. Medium low carbonation.
O: Way too boozy, but it wasnít that bad overall. Probably wouldnít have again though.
Serving type: on-tap
BeerSquare (117) - - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very serious IPA that is just a little much for me.
Iíve had the version with the hop cone in and without, and I can say itís better without.
Thatís coming from a total hophead.
Itís just a little much. You canít get anything except hop bitter.
So, itíll satisfy any craving for that.
But to me it needs something more to be a great beer.
Frozer (169) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served on tap at the local pub into a pint glass. Strong hop aroma. Nice head with lacing as its imbibed. The color is a medium amber. Flavor is excellent. In your face bitterness from the hops as expected. After taste is subtle but pleasant.