Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2010, 5th Aug 2010. Amber. Quite flat palate. More of a full fruit salad nose than the Stone Emperial Iíd just tried - definite pineapple and lychee notes. Similar flavour to the preceding beer though, lots of resin, citrus and warming alcohol. Perhaps a bit tired by this point in the day - didnít feel like it was in perfect condition.
madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th August 2010. GBBF.
Hazy gold beer. Little white suddy head. Light semi dry palate. Very hoppy but surprisingly not that bitter. Grapefruit, pine grass, orange, peach - itís all going on here. Finishes dry. Nice IPA. Lots of hop flavour. Very little hop bitterness.
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2010. Goldeny orange colour with small head. Aroma is fruits, some caramel malts as well as mild grassy and floral notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, earthy, grassy and floral along with some sweet and bready malts as well. Rather bitter, but wellbalanced.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the Abbey. Pours a dark copper color with no head (typical growler pour). Nose is heavy on pine with a little citrus pollen. Tastes sweet up front with some tropical flavored hops and pine needle flavors that are quickly subsumed by a sharp, dry, grapefruit bitterness. The malt flavors are definitely present in the background, but donít stand out other than lending a little sweetness to balance all the hops. The mouthfeel is oily with a resinous character and a strong carbonation. Ends on a short bitter note that leaves some stickiness on the tongue. Overall a pretty tasty and drinkable IIPA.
Sean9689 (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review from notes from way back in April. Growler shared by me.
A - Pours with two fingers of off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing. The body is a hazy golden yellow with orange hue in color.
S - A bunch of pine and citrus, not much malt notes.
T - Big hoppy notes, some pine, slight malts.
M - Medium, oily, slightly dry finish.
D - Pretty darn good, but not quite on the level as other WC DIPAs.
adrian910ss (2358) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a cloudy golden honey with a medium sized fluffy white head. Aroma is hoppy with hints of light mango, faint pine, and citrus. Taste of light mango, citrus, and pine. Hoppy stuff.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with a medium to large off white head. Hoppy nose with plenty of grapefruits, lemons and pale malt. Flavour was bone dry with loads of hops, pine, grapefruits, lemon and pale malt. Finished dry and very bitter.
evergreen0199 (2013) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. Deep orange coloured pour with a medium white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Tastes quite bitter, hoppy, fruity, malty. Not the best DIPA that Iíve had but Iíd certainly drink it again.
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral sopa hop aroma. Gold with a soap bubble-like sudsy head. Light body but nice maltiness; thereís an earthy hop flavor that coats the mouth and lingers.
Notes: On Cask at the GBBF í10
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask at GBBF, RB#15000. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild herbal and hops fruity. Grapefruity too. Sweet, bitter and peachy. Distinct grapefruity bite into a dry bitter finish. Bonedry finish.