backdaft (227) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is copper in color with a thin off white head. Strangely ALCOHOLIC in aroma but not so in taste. Some bitter hops, some tropical fruits and some sweet malt. As far as this being a DIPA... the alcohol is definitely there; but sadly, the hop-punch is missing.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Foggy amber beer pours with a sticky white head that laces incredibly well amd lasts longer than the pint. The aroma is complex with a variety of grains including rye. Right away you cqn tell its strong from the palate. Its so dang smooth though its a pleasure to drink. This is definitely re-orderable, whereas so many of these are not because I just want to try them one time. It reminds me of two hearted but a little maltier. Please don’t kill me for that, I know it can sound blaphemous. The flavor is complex, floral, sweet, malty, and smooth. Thin viscosity hop resin dominates the flavor.dominates
mmill527 (80) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is like opening a new bottle of cough medicine. Taste is OK, but this is not an imperial IPA; at least not in my world.
Ericular (678) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a hazy orange with lots of sediment and good lacing. Aroma is malty with a hint of butterscotch. Taste is a sharp and moderately offensive, with a stinging tang of aspirin bitterness. Any good nuances are short-lived and you’re left with the boozy pill powder bitterness in the aftertaste. Barely salvageable retronasal, but it’s not even remotely worth it.
Lemke10 (811) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a mostly clear, dark amber color with a slight off-white head. The aroma is fairly sweet and yeast for being an India Pale Ale. The taste is smooth, sweet, and fairly malty. In the finish there is a bit of a bitter taste but not anything you would expect from an IPA. Not bad by any means but certainly not very true to the style.
sawbuck (357) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hardly any aroma at all...faint hops...that’s about it. Nice deep orange color. White head fades fast. Sweet malt at first...but a little off. Quickly followed by deep bitterness that is harsh. Finishes with the same bitterness and lingers with off tasting notes. You can feel the alcohol...nice warm glow, but besides that...not much going on here.
rondphoto (2200) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark orange amber with a light head cover, wisps of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds a jolt of hop bittering at the end of the palate, only to release most of it back to the malt in the finish. A polite malty IPA, which may not be embraced by hop-heads or malt lovers.
kaser (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty orange cloudy pour from bottle thanks to boozedude. Ripe grapefruit bitter smell. Taste is fruity and hoppy but a little stale.
boozedude (1940) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from beer crazy, clear red pour with white head, and funky eww grody aroma, malty some coffe, no uour average imperial ipa, sort o weird
GJF (1268) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s OK. Got some pine and hay hop flavor. Lots of malt. Kind of muddy and little unbalanced. Boozy finish.