drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Batch 32. Released yesterday. Pours hazy golden with white head. Perhaps a bit darker or hazier than NvU. Aroma of lemon lime, bubblegum, spruce, and lychee fruit. Flavors are sprucy, mango, resiny, lychee, lemon, lime, some caramelly notes add sweetness, and a bit spicy finish, seemingly a spicy Belgian yeast profile but I think thatís sorachi, I think that a belgian yeast could really work here. Getting some booze on the back end. Seems to lack enough bittering hops. Fermented well. Clean, crisp, somewhat syrupy sweet finish. Really tasty and well made. I love sorachi but Iím not sure itís perfect for the iipa. This beer wins on allowing the hops to be the show and showcasing a unique hop like sorachi. Some tweaking and this would be insane.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color with a beige head. Aroma of citrus and sweet malts. Very long bitter/hoppy finish.
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Dany, Rudy, Eric, and my wife at Be Bap in Montreal. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white head. Big spicy herbal hops on the nose, warming alcohol, sticky malt, light oxidation. Medium bodied, caramel, warm alcohol, toffee. Not sure if this is old or just too malty, but it gas a bit short for me. Long oxidized malt and light grapefruit bitterness.
aarongobrew (7) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good thick malty ipa nice balance orange flavor. Over all goo d beer recommend and will bye more.
tmoreau (2824) - 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 (9999) - 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 (2601) - 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 (3270) - 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, Iíd call this solid but not excellent.
RxForHealth (154) - - 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 (1249) - 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 (1675) - 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!