gururyan (526) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 Poured from bottle, a clear rich amber with moderate head. Aroma is a malty and the alcohol isn’t hidden very well. Not as refreshing as I had hoped...or should I say, hopped.
...thank you, I’m here all week.
jgb9348 (4273) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Clear amber-dark orange in color with a very short head when served chilled. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet oranges, light pine, and caramel. Very sweet, light bitter flavor. Malty attack. Medium body, average carbonatin, syrupy texture, and a bitter finish.
obguthr (3310) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Exquisite bouquet of grapefruit peel, apricot, and tangerine. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Dry, perfumey, and resinous. Watery mouthfeel. Lots of grapefruit peel, orange peel, finishing a bit maltier. All in all a good beer, but as a friend of mine would say, "a bit like grandma’s perfume". It doesn’t need more sweet malt, it just needs less resin, which does improve with warming.
screigh (396) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color. Little to no head on my pour. Decent hop aroma. Lots of hop flavor with citrus and grapefruit. A good amount of bitterness. I could sense the alcohol was a bit higher than an average beer but not really get any alcohol warming.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, best by 5/5/11, from grape & gourmet. pours a clear copper with a thin, whispy, off-white head and light lacing. aroma is very nice with sweet, floral hops, pink grapefruit, orange julius, and a bit of nectar backed by dank, wet grass, wheat toast, and bit of caramel. flavor is quite tasty as well with juicy citrus notes of orange and tangerine, peach flesh, and sweet toffee with light, bitter, pine resins, toasted malts, and a touch of honey on the back end. palate is medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a bitter, citrusy finish. overall, a nicely crafted six-pack dipa.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, honey, and light citrus. Flavor shows pretty much the same. Not bad, just not all that interesting. Overall body is moderate with moderate to heavy bitterness.
vyvvy (3416) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours crystal clear copper with a rocky off-white head. The aroma has lots of citrus hops that are heavier to orange than grapefruit along with some tropical fruit and funk. There is just enough caramel toasty malt to balance the hops. Medium grainy body with a good amount of semi-soft carbonation. The taste is much like the aroma predicted with a good amount of Simcoe represented. Really nice balance. Finish is lightly resiny, bit of sweetness and overall really pleasant. This was a nice surprise. For a line priced six pack IIPA this is hard to beat.
19Ei8hty (1110) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright copper hued straw body. Suprisingly mild malt backbone characterized by toasted, bready malts with caramel accents - simple yet well constructed. Sharp hop character with the requisite oily grapefruit and pine sap that trickles is resins from top to bottom. Slight astringent punch to the throat at the finish. Heavy lifting for Pyramid but it payed off.
Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a deep gold with a little red and light tan foam. Smells citrusy and bitter, with hints of pine. Tastes very bitter with sweetness with a hint of vinegar and feel of resin.