monkeychugg55 (818) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange side of copper with a small white head. The aroma is mellow and herbal, with some melon and citrus. The flavor is much more hoppy, with strong Sorachi presence including a light dill flavor that works well with everything else. Nice flavor and the balance is slightly toward the sweet. Not much warming and is more fun to drink than sniff. Pretty good though.
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with foamy white head. Big citrus, resiny, sticky aroma. Flavor is citrus and hides the alcohol very well. A very good ipa overall.
AWISLguy (1014) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Rayans. Batch 105, so looks to be bottled about 2 months ago, per Pipeworks website. Pours a golden orange with a foamy white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has resin and citrus, with a bit of pine, some cheese and a oniony herbal presence. Taste is of heavy resin, some fruits, lemon zest, tangy herbs (is that the soriachi?), and a nice malt backbone - sitting well in the back, but present. Medium bodied and slightly sticky. Quite dry. Finishes herbal spicy and bittersweet, with a solid balance between the three parts. Unfortunately too much of (whatever the herbal spice is) for me. An easy drinker and the alcohol presence is not high, but not in love with the flavor.
Oly (20) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to StFun for including this in a trade. Big, lacy head and a hazy orange color. Itís sweet and creamy for a IIPA, but there is a flavor I just canít place. Others have said peach and mango, and thatís close, but there is something else, too. Overall, itís a very solid, drinkable IIPA.
tcane7 (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy gold with tan head that quickly recedes to a thin covering and some lace. Nose of lime, tropical fruit, white grape, pineapple, citrus, sour cream, gym socks. Very sweet. Too much Sorachi Ace for my taste.
jkwood04 (3263) - Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle (Batch 104) in a tulip. Pours cloudy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of strong floral and citrusy and slightly piney hops, plus a decent amount of pale/caramel malts and a little alcohol. Flavor about the same, with a lot of hops and enough malts to blend well and a little alcohol on the finish. Average texture. A good imperial IPA but thereís a little weirdness in the hops and strong alcohol.
jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold / slightly orange. The head is nearly white, thin and dissipates quickly. Smells like a Midwest IIPA; slight mango, citrus and floral hops. I also pick up mango in the flavor, as well as peach, grapefruit and spicy hops. Very clean mouth feel; it doesnít leave a very think coat on the tongue. Mild/medium hop bitterness lingers on the top / front of the tongue.
ChiGuy68 (331) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a 22oz. bomber. Poured a cloudy, golden yellow with a white head. A nice hoppy taste, with a nicely bitter finish.
pablo951 (417) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a 22oz bomber, batch #104, to a golden clear hue and a slight creamy head. The aroma is very slight with steady lemon citrus whiff. It has a strong hoppy, piney, bitter taste that does your palate right.
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light orange with minimal head. Nose is slightly piney and has hints of citrus, mostly orange and lemon. Front is boozy with a very hoppy citrus finish. Has a different mouth than a typical Imperial IPA with it being a little creamy which is unexpected at first and then grew on me as I continued through the tasting. Not a typical Imperial IPA (shocker from Pipeworks) but definitely tasty.