Strangebrewer (1170) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Poured hazy deep amber with a thinner off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, a bit oily with a tart-dry finish. Sweet caramel malt flavour, notes of orange peel, piney hops with some pepper. Not overly dry as expected from the deScription but nice, alcohol well hidden.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another citrusy, grapefruit, bitter hoppy IPA. Not so much "Imperial" in it.
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seehaferb23 (205) - - NOV 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The one thing about this beer is that it doesn't taste like the ABV is what is. Otherwise it's a nice refreshing beer for the price.
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razzanof (72) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber. Aroma is not overwhelming, some malt. Taste is a dry hop with residuals on the palate. A decent beer at a cheaper price point.
GoufCustom (1616) - HONG KONG - OCT 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml bottle bought at The Q-Club in SoHo, Central.
Looks: Clear amber red colour; less than one-quarter finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.
Aroma: Quite fragrant and slightly oozy Ale malt, with cat piss, very light pineapple, harsh alcohol, light floral, molasses, light pine, resin, light earth, yeast, lemon and soaked grass.
Taste: Mid to strong sweet Ale malt, with grapefruit, strong lemon, strong molasses, alcohol, strong pine, very strong resins, biscuits, very strong bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Close to full body. Dry, very oozy and thick palate.
Mouth Feel: Solid strong roasty Ale maltyness in oily background. Sweetness is very strong, cloying actually. Grapefruit is rather low-fi but lemon is strong. Resin ooze and pine dominate. Booze is apparant but not as rubbing as the aroma suggests. Hmmm…
Hoppiness: Very strong Simcoe and Chinook, as in strong cat piss, light pineapple, light floral, pine, strong resin and earth in nose; Grapefruit, strong lemon, pine, very strong ooze and grass in taste.The 80-IBU is in-your-face but doesn’t mix well with the strong malt sweetness. Lasting strong astringent strong sweet and bitter finish.
After Taste: Dry, bitter and strong sweet to mouth.
Comments: The smelly Simcoe cat piss and bad booze aroma got this one off with a bad start, the hops fruityness are quite low-fi and unimpressive, and the bitterness is standoff-ish when the strong malt sugar comes knocking. Its relatively moderate ooziness is the only positive. Unbalanced. Avoid!
OldGrowth (3240) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, at a wedding. Ok aroma. Sweet. Caramel, orange stale bread. Clean reddish orange color , ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. It’s ok, flavor better than aroma. Kind of weak overall.
JohnnyJ (5402) - 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 (589) - 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 (679) - 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 (519) - 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.