MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home.
Bright orange with a good off white head. Amazing herbal hope nose with plenty of citrus fruit and a good dollop of sweet malty sugary stuff. The flavour is initially too sweet but it soon gives way to some glorious hoppy goodness. Big bitterness and citric fruitiness along with some utterly beautiful grassy and boarderline floral notes. The fruit is absolutely excellent plus there is just a tiny lick of liquorice that really makes it. Actually it’s a hell of a lot of liquorice, and it’s bloody excellent. Lengthy spicy finish. An excellent brew.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by AleDude. Pours a semi-hazy orange with a medium tan head. Grapefruit and pine hop nose with some malt in there as well. Flavor is hoppy and pine forward, followed by some sweet malt before a bitter grapefruit finish.
thewolf (12080) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours hazy to muddy orange with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Lovely hoppy, resiny aroma, grapefruit, strawberry, heavy caramel sweet base. Medium to high carbonation, fine oily mouthfeel. Flavour begins hoppy though not extremely bitter. Piney, grapefruit, and fat, toasted caramel base. Finish is much more bitter, light vinious, herbal, grassy and piney. Amazingly hidden alcohol. Very nice, though it is not Port’s best effort.
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bottle shared with Headbanger, poured into a snifter at 42°. Color is a hazy orange gold with good carbonation and a small very tight head. Aroma is a bold hoppy citrus scent with a little malt showing though. It has a full body that goes down with a rich feel. Finish comes in sweet with a bold malt flavor some fruit then its backed by a rich hop taste that gives a little citrus and an even bitterness. Wow this is one of the best Imperial IPAs I’ve had, the malt stands out big and rich and the hop are huge without going all grapefruit. Very well done brew.
Headbanger (3850) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber 1/12/10 (Davidsons Liquor)- 42° in Snifter Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a big tight white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Taste of the same with some pine coming through. This medium to full bodied brew is very well balanced and quite tasty.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from secret santa poured an orange amber in color with a thin off white head that lightly laced the glass. aroma has caramel, pine, light citrus, and a nice bitterness. mouth feel coats nice and the carbonation on the low side. flavor has a nice firm bitter smack, caramel sweetness, a hefty malted body, low citrus, and some pines. the alcohol is amazingly hidden in this one and the flavors have held up very well.
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: bombastic, powerful, a bomb. Happy 3rd anniversary. Food Pairing: Turkey Stuffing.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Sample Date: 7/18/2009 Source:Other) Bottle courtesy of gandgkevin on 07/18/2009 at Immy’s. Floral citrusy minty hop nose with caramel sweetness. Orange citrus notes. Cloudy orange golden with small white head. Lightly grainy with hefty bitterness. Some alcohol warming! Hop flavor really comes out in the finish. Finish is medium with medium body and mouth.
jesperhammer (4184) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
30-DEC-2009, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer".
I have a cold, so I am not sure that I give this what it deserves, but I can already see that I am above average in rating, so I cannot have lost all of my senses - or mayby I have:-)
Pours beautifull orange with low white head.
Nose is just what I want in an IIPA. Very piney, grape fruit, but also very malty, and that is just the way I think it should be. Perfect balance between malt and hops.
Very creamy, medium to low carbonation. Fantastic and very long aftertaste.
Very good example of the style.
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy my Secret Santa-thanks man! A nice west coast hop bomb. Aroma was a thick heavy citrus. Pour was a cloudy bubbly medium orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was perfectly balanced. There was a strong piney and citrus hoppiness with a solid caramel malt backbone. Very little carbonation. Another great beer from Secret Santa 09