Ibrew2or3 (8008) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper with thin gold edges and thin near white head. The aroma has grapefruit, pine hops and a sticky sweet maltiness leading into a bit of mango like tropical fruity notes. The taste begins with sweet thick sugar malts flowing quickly into grapefruit, mango and pine hop bitterness as well as snippets of citrus hop flavor. An interesting take on the style as I get little flavor hops, lots of bitter hops and muddled thick sweet sugary maltiness.
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear orangish gold with creamy diminishing off white head, lacing throughout. Aromas where sweet caramel malt, the spicy fruity citrusy hops of lemon, grapefruit, orange, and fig. Yumm, no alcohol present. Taste was sweet meaty malty backbone then mild resinous hops of orange and lemon. Palate was velvety creamy carbonation with a balanced body. A fruity malty slightly caulky long finish. If finish wasn’t caulky...
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with a small off white head. Aroma sweet some pine some citrus, some toast and fruity notes. Flavor is much the same, lots of fruitiness, caramel and toast. Medium body and a soft carbonation.
bnoel09 (571) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter. Dark amber with a thick cream colored head. Aroma is caramel malt, resinous and citrusy hops with some pine notes as well. Flavor is caramel malt with sweet resinous citrusy hops. Medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall a nice IIPA that is not overly bitter, and certainly one of the better offerings I’ve had from Pyramid.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark orange with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is medium bitter. Citrus and grapefruit. Medium bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, very good. I would gladly drink this again.
jb (2831) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like freshly cut grapefruit, wow, a pit of maltiness too. Clear and amber with a fine layer of head that remains. Very nicely balance with hops and malt in check throughout. A bit dry for an IIPA, but nice.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty well made double IPA, fairly balanced, plenty of bitterness, bit of crystal, toast, balanced fruit and pine, a bit chalky though.
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear ruby body with minimal head. This is a sweet caramel double ipa with a dry grassy and piney hop note. Medium bodied with a slight soap aftertaste. Remnants of the high abv well after the sip. Good but unspectacular.
bpreo (2419) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I typically complain about IPA, but an Imperial IPA is a bit of an exception. This one packs a punch. Like John Cougar said, "It hurts so good".
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark orangish amber..Piney and grapefruit with a little sweetness in aroma. The flavor is caramel malts, citrus, tartness, and a little bitterness in the finish. Overall, a decent imperial IPA.