hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Mostly clear orange pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. I stick my nose into the glass and find a grapefruit rind/marijuana/sweaty armpit collection of odors. Well, at least there’s the grapefruit component to sort of "save the day." Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor provides a stream of malty toffee and caramel flowing alongside heavy, rindy, hop bitterness. Nicely-balanced overall, but the hops are really the stars of this show. Finishes modestly bitter, tongue-numbing and grassy. Big-time thanks to the always-generous BBB63 for floating this bottle my way!
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ BrewDog, Malmö. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.
tcon25 (660) - Duvall, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at home, brought back from Chicago, hint of amber golden pour. Big citrus aroma, flavor thin hops citrus bite. Very smooth beer for a imperial ipa. Great beer.
ChiGuy68 (556) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a cloudy golden hue with huge white foamy head. Hops, pineapple, orange, & lemon nose with a powerful hop kick to your buds. A hophead’s delight with just the right amount of bitterness. Another tasty little number in a long line of delicious IPAs from those hard working Chicagoans at Pipeworks.
pablo951 (646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an Imperial Assault on my Old Factory Senses, in a good way. Effervescent wafts of citra hops cares my nosebuds, a bright orange cloudy hue entrance my vision, and the luscious lovely taste and notations of of a firm yet gentle Imperial IPA finish me off just right. Also a slight bit alcoholy, eh.
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Rabbot, drunk 8/4/16.
Lightly-to-minimally hazy, golden-brass body shows ample carbonation and a large, white head with good retention.
Smells nice and sweaty, with lemon oil, light strawberry, conifer and some dank, grassy-greenery. There’s certainly an element of juiciness here, but it’s by no means a juice bomb (not intended to be, I’m sure). They’ve done justice to the citra hop, which is quite finicky, adding no onion/garlic/wet cat and leaving a crackery malt in the background with very light honey and a touch of booze on the end.
In the mouth it’s fairly soft and round from the dextrinous malts, with a good deal of carbonation propelling the lemony-grassy hops about. Light stone fruits, moderate pine and definitely some hot, pithy resin and alcohol on the end. I think Pipeworks IPAs are great and very clean, except for the surplus of alcohol/resin found in this and even moreso in the Ninja vs. Unicorn I had recently. The Amarillo DIPA still remains my favorite of the ones I’ve tried, being less given to the pine and booze. I’d really like to see this one down around 8%. Don’t really see what benefit pushing 10% abv is doing here.
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A bruiser of a beer with a very very good Citra aroma and a nice light sweetness to work with the hops inclination towards a fruity flavor of juicy citrus and light tropicality. A damn fine beer.
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is caramel toffee sweetness malt a nice citrus hop and some tropical fruit. Taste is more of the sweet caramel malt tropical fruit hops and a booze kick.
Thechasm442 (791) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is a hazy burnt orange with a thick and frothy white head that leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is full of citra hops. Dank pine, tons of bright citrus and tropical fruit, and sweet caramel. Taste is grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya, and passionfruit. Very citric and tropical with dank pine resin in the finish as well as a sweet caramal malt backbone. Juicy and quenching, with a slightly dry finish. You would have no idea that it is 9.5. Outstanding beer.
Concealer (1190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Two weeks old. Hazy dark gold with a large, foamy off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, mango, pine, light caramel, biscuit. Flavor is the same, citrus in the front, pine and malt on the end. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end.
Ahuth (337) - - JUL 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled pours hazy orange. The palate is thick sticky. The taste is orangy and grapefruit. Lots of citra hops. Fruity and fresh. Little boozy but not much.