brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque golden straw color with a half finger white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thin ring of lacing. Has a very dank smell, along with bright citrus fruits like some lemon, orange, and grapefruit; as well as pine, grass, some carmel, maybe some coriander, herbal tea. Taste starts with resinous pine, grapefruit, some orange. Then a slight malt presence shows itself. Some graininess and carmel. Then get more pine, lots of lemon, maybe some lime, a hint of coriander, like an apricot note, an herbal tea quality as well. Do not get much booze at all, but do get a warming sensation after each sip. Very interesting and unique combination of hops. The sorachi ace adds a different element to this. Medium body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel and nice carbonation. A bright, clean bitterness lingers. Interesting IPA from Pipeworks.
tmoreau (2366) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orange color, with a modest layer of off white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was dank yet floral, citrus as grapefruit & lemon, some resin, with a bit of earthy greenery. The taste proceeded with a similar profile, adding a little spiciness, some booze, dryness, and hop bitterness that was citrusy & rind-like, with decent lingering qualities, in a medium body. Nice, but more as an Imperial 101,... except for the abv.
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a large foamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of cheesecake, pale malt, cheddar, spicy, herbal hops. The taste is citrus, herbal, resin hops, pale malt, cheese. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering bitterness, mild heat, creamy texture.
Ktwse (1950) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden with about a finger of thick white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, light mango and tropical fruit, some orange peel in there as well. Taste is fairly big and bold bitter, pine like, with a lingering grapefruit bitter finish. Body is surprisingly light, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation.
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a great big ole IIPA that tastes like a great big ole IPA. It is cloudy orange golden w/ a long-lasting head of fine bubbles. The most interesting thing about this stuff is it has a really strong dill quality from the hops--most likely the Sorachi Ace specifically. It is otherwise pretty much spot on for the style: not too sweet, strong, full bodied, mild carb and very much hop focused. The hop character in the nose could be a bit more vibrant on this is my one complaint but this definitely has a solid hop flavor. It is relatively drinkable given its high alcohol content as well though there is a bit of burn on the back of the throat. Overall, I’d call this solid but not excellent.
RxForHealth (152) - - JUL 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
1 pint, 6oz bottle purchased in Chicago. Pours a yellow apricot with a small head that lasts. Nice lacing. Lots of grapefruit and pine aroma. I find it quite bitter on the palate, the finish is long and continues. An interesting pick, not one I'd have again. 10% alcohol is a lot for a beer-so rated this at the beginning of the bottle.
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olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy golden orange pour with an off white head. Orange citrus and hop taste.
Atom (1331) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours a hazy golden/orange with a large white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, mango and orange. Taste do sweet candied citrus hops, slight hop spice on the finish. Nice!
Niko100 (1976) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of citrus hops, tropical fruit, & caramel; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, citrus hops, pine and tropical fruit; Warm finish & fairly bitter; Pretty good.
bhiner41 (180) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IIPA. Very easy drinking for a higher alcohol beer. Apricot in color, cloudy, pours with a white head. Almost has a lemon note on the palate.
Christpuncher (1103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A super grapefruitty ipa from pipeworks. Very strong in alcohol with a fruity finish. Easy to drink and pours orange.
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