Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near clear orange amber with fair ring of offwhite head. Nose is fruity, almost cherry hops, like a fresh american barleywine. Flavor is somewhat like a hoppy imperial red. Fresh floral and resinous hops. Sticky on the palate, with a little alcohol burn in the finish. This was damn good
bhensonb (10360) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botttle from the Natomas BevMo. Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Aromas of citrus rind over mildly roasted malt. Med + body. Flavor is lots of citrus rind - burns like zest, over some pretty roasty malt. There’s a lot of flavor here. It even seems there’s a little florality now and then. Pretty good stuff, tho perhaps with a bit too much sugar. Eh. Chacun à son goût
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a golden color with a medium off-white head. The aroma was of grass, apricot, and pineapple. The flavor was of pineapple, light pine, and grapefruit. A decent seasonal ale.
Byrdman (41) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light copper, small amount of lacing from average head. Huge, lively citrus character on the nose. Soft, average carbonation with nicely balanced hops.
Tmoney99 (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an averae frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop aroma with a small malt tone. Medium to full body with a slick deep texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol burn finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Clear orange color with light carbonation. Aroma is fresh hops, sweetness and sappy pine. Great nose. Flavor is very nice hops, sweet syrup and spicy notes. Finishes very much hops and spice. Cool!
phildorsey (150) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12oz. Btl. nice and frothy head; hints of citrus, lemon and herbs? (nice!). pours amber and lightly hazy. almost perfect taste; if there is such a thing. A wonderful mix of bitterness and sourness that comes together quite nicely on your tongue and mouth. Excellant Beer!
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy orange coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of fresh grapefruit and piney hops with a good resiny nose. Full-bodied; Very bitter and filling hoppy notes show first with a ton of malt backbone and a super strong thick and full-bodied malt flavour. Aftertaste shows a lot of hop bitterness, but even more alcohol. Overall, a good imperial IPA that is strong as hell with the alcohol and bitterness to show for it. I sampled this growler from the Walnut Creek, California brewpub on 18-March-2011.
Earlier Rating: 3/20/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Clear light copper and amber coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, resin, pine and a lot of malt and caramel. Full-bodied; Very resiny and piney flavour of hops tucked into a lot of malt and alcohol and a good amount of sweetness. Aftertaste shows a lot of hops, of course, a strong alcohol presence and a lot of malt too. Overall, a decent beer, strong as all hell, but not showing too much compared to other Imperial IPAs. I sampled this beer on draught and growler from the Walnut Creek, California brewpub on 18-March-2011.
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to my sister as a birthday gift. Deep clear reddish-amber pour with a small and relatively quickly fading yellowish head. Nice hoppy aroma of pine, oranges, and resin to go along with sweet caramel malts and light fruits. The flavor has a big barleywine-like maltiness lending caramel and light fruit notes. Big bitter hops go along with it, very resinous with a little pine and citrus. Fairly full-bodied and rather syrupy with average carbonation. Not bad actually. Better than I expected from Pyramid.
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This copper beer had aromas of grass clippings, citrus, pine, and some faint malts in the back ground. The taste was lightly toasted malts, a hint of malt sweetness, and a huge hop presence(vegetal, citrus, pine). Gets a little boozy as it warms.