GenkiGonzo (651) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear amber with great lacing. Huge citrus hop aroma with solid maltiness. Crazy bitter from start to finish, though somehow doesnít feel like 8%
beer-yum (876) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Restrained aroma in an amber pour. Taste is hop forward to start but quickly becomes sweet with a mild balanced finish. A good beer - but not as good as the local íPanhead Vandalí I enjoyed before it to be honest.
bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís been a long time coming for me and this Imperial India Pale Ale from the Oregon coast. I found a big bottle for a decent price today, and so history will be made tonight. It has a typical IPA aroma, nothing suggestive of a whopping 8% alcohol. The taste itself is rather subtle as well, at first, but then the strength comes through. Overall a good beer, not extraordinary, and nothing to make me ashamed of putting it off for so long.
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rothís. Medium amber in color. Nose is heavy on citrus and hoppiness. A little sweetness is noticeable as well. Full mouthfeel. Good malt balance as well.
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle on 08.27.14.
Poured from a bomber into a mason jar style glass on 10.08.14.
A: Caramel, light citrus, and brown sugar. Itís very subtle.
A: 2 finger head. See through copper body.
T: Caramel, pine, and hop resin dominate. Brown sugar and flower are subtle.
O: This is a malt dominant IPA. The bitterness is acidic and lingers annoyingly. Itís not undrinkable, but not enjoyable. The flower sweetness is nice, but this is not in the West Coast style. Unfortunately, the sink drank it.
stevoj (2954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice DIPA. Deep copper color with small silky head, robust hop aroma, some citrus. Taste adds more resinous hops and a little alcohol warmth. Medium wright, slightly chewy, and slippery.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22. Looks like a standard IPA offering. Aroma is a bit dank and grassy. Flavor is citrusy, grapefruit and sweet. The aftertaste is astringent and the finish is long and bitter. Masks the alcohol fairly well.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper in the glass with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, specifically grapefruit, and light cereal malt. Crisp in the mouth, with more tangy citrus notes, pithy bitterness, and a spicy malt profile. Finishes dry, with lingering grapefruit peel and a flutter of alcohol. Tasty stuff.
Handypaul (326) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish dark amber with a rocky to creamy mostly lasting head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus and spruce. Flavors of grapefruit, light to medium bitter, some astringency on the sides of my tongue. Average carbo, good solid malt backbone/well balanced and a long bitter finish being strongest in the far finish.
malrubius (2133) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewfest. Clear copper with lasting head and full lace. Medium (not huge) citrus and spice and bready malt aroma. Medium bready cereal toasty malt sweetness with minumal fruit and some nuts. Medium citrus and spice bitter finish. Medium dry. Medium body. Extremely well made. Excellent in a classic way.