JohnnyJ (5272) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel malt, stale bread, very bitter, pine, notes of sawdust, and pretty sweet.
CacheManyHose (538) - HONG KONG - SEP 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From QC. Drank with Matt after Reza's boat. Dark amber/reddish brown. Medium off-white fizzy creamy head. Lathery watery legs. Smells of apricot, some banana peach apple, musty woody hop, light herbal grassiness. Taste is resinous, moderate to heavy bitterness, slight apple-y malt but overall a bit thin. Body is medium, bitter, lightly grass, medium carbonation. Decent but not exceptional - nose is quite malty and taste is mostly resin.
HKdIPA (616) - HONG KONG - SEP 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from QClub at home. Copper amber pour with dense smallish head. Aroma is pine resin hops and quite a bit of bready malt. Taste follows - lots of malty sweetness but more pine resin bitterness. Sweet bitter finish. Not my favorite style of DIPA, but not bad.
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz $1.50): Golden with 1 finger white head. This is a very typeical imperial IPA. Some hop aroma. Taste has sweetness and pine bitterness. Somewhat syrupy. The product description is actually pretty close.
BeerBaboon (1886) - FINLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Flavor is medium bitter, light to medium sweet and fruity.
notyoursitsmin (10) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very strong bitter flavor. Good hop flavor coming through. Amber/orange in color. Overall okay.
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is fantastic....taste is really nice...sweet....i like this one.....(#484)......
TattooJack (440) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 6-pack of bottles, nice orange with a white collar. Good hop flavor with a little fruit, good bitter happy ending. Nice 8.5% content, not really noticeable except in the warm buzz. Was on sale for $5.99 which makes it a total score.
rosenbergh (9744) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. From a gas station in Bend, OR.
Clear deep amber colour with a small frothy off-white head.
Resiny hops, sweetness and some caramel malt in a fresh aroma.
The flavour is resiny and fruity hops, bread, cookies, sweet malt and some tea like bitterness. Balanced.
Criz (335) - - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz draft at the brewery. Pours red brown witha sticky white head. Carmel, sticky hops make up the aroma. Dry on the palate.