OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - An amber orange that casts red light from the glass. A two finger off-white head that settles into a nice base of bubbles. Minimal lacing.
S - Sweet bread, buttery toffee malt. Very inviting aroma. Notes of pine and citrus.
T - Malt forward start. Rich malt wrapped with grapefruit and pine bitterness. It has a hefty bit of peppery spice that works with the malt and creates a welcomed dryness. The bitterness balances up on the finish.
Overall I love this beer. It’s between an IPA and a DIPA. Great malt flavor going on. I love the gentle hops profile as well. I could drink this all night. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Patrickctenchi (4520) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Labelled as 1857 LTD Edition
Pours nearly clear amber with a short, light tan head.
Sweet, sugary, hop aroma.
Taste is malty sweet and bitter hops.
Rather mismatched flavour blendings...sweetness and hops at odds with each other.
Not too good.
ElGaucho (2280) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not overly fond of the aroma. Sugar cane and alcohol. Crystal clear dark gold with virtually no visible carbonation nor lace. Very thin white head. Tastes pretty much as it smells. Molassesy hop flavor with a lot of alcohol. The alcohol is what saves this beer. Not sure which hop, or concentration of hop varieties, is holding this beer back. It’s a pretty good brew nonetheless, and I like the new label.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Odd 2x IPA because it seems the initial taste is hoppy, but then falls short of expectations. The palate is very crisp and enjoyable but there is nothing spectacular about the beer overall.
mrjaxson (336) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Plenty of hops in the aroma, but not as distinctive in the taste. No bitter punch and a grainy palate. Poured to a deep auburn color and looked quite nice. Considering that Point Brewmaster John Zappa is getting set to retire and will be turning the reigns over to Gabe Hopkins, it should be interesting to see whether average Whole Hog entries like this one get revised in the future.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
uh no. Malty, not very hoppy. Slight hop aroma, brown/orange pour. Not only did I not get a hoppy flavor, but not even the imperial taste. Not great. I’ll pass on this one. Just because the style is imperial/double ipa, does not make this a good one. OK at best.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Nice sweet toffee/roast flavor and scent, finishes with a nice bitter.
Ratman197 (10684) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, light citrus and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, fruittiness and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy finish.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden orange body white cap of foam. Sweet orange and floral nose. Body medium and creamy. Toffee , orange, floral, and grapefruit pith burn finish.
bth122 (1324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice clear golden orange color, medium full head. Aroma of caramel, floral hop, slight toffee. Medium heavy bitterness. Nice mouthfeel. Medium palate. Creamier texture. Full hop flavors with nice caramel toffee malt backbone. Slightly undercarbonated. Enjoyed this DIPA.