thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, it smelled like a glass of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. The flavor is a well balanced IPA with some sweetness upfront and bitterness to finish. A very refreshing imperial IPA all around.
mjg74 (2691) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Bottle from BevMo. Strong pungent hop nose. Decent hop character. Flavor is a tad off. Good hoppiness. Good price point for an 8.5 sixer.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rating #123. Clear dark gold with some orange highlights and a nicely lacing white head. Citrus and a little pineapple which lends a little sweetness to it. Sweet and tropical flavor with more sweetness, pretty good stuff actually. (2244(
mcberko (8529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, candied sugar and caramel malts. Flavour of dry piney hops and just enough malt to back - not the greatest mesh of flavours, but still decently balanced. Good.
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at special brews. Pours a crystal clear medium amber with a gorgeous dense and creamy tannish head. Mild otange peel nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Hugely acidic mid palate with pithy bite. Mild caramel undertones. Out of balance.
broowater (10) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled into a pint glass. I’ll drink this any day over any 60 or 90 overpriced IPA. Very well balanced hops and malt with citrus finish. Plus it’s like a scavenger hunt finding this stuff outside a variety pack this year. Hoppy IPA hunting to all, WOO HOOOO!
Anova167 (304) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear copper color on this one. This is obviously dry hopped to the moon because the aroma is big citrus pine and alcohol. Flavor is much less fruity than the aroma. Mainly piney resinous hops with some florals. Malt character is a bit cloying for me and it lasts into the sweet finish. Decent, especially from Pyramid.
Ron (2887) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Tap and Mallet. Clear amber-dark orange in color with a very short head. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet oranges, light pine, and caramel. Very sweet, light bitter flavor. The malt gives it a Medium body. Average carbonatin and a bitter finish.
emacgee (4289) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean copper amber pour, one finger of off white head. Nose is rich and resinous, candid apricot and rich malt. Very citrusy and resinous, lots of oily hop character. Good body and medium bitterness.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big aroma of citrus pops out of the glass. Taste is a mix of citrus and pine hops, and moderate caramel malts. A bit of mango and sweet resiny malt comes through as well. It carries an assertive bitterness through the finish, but it is still balanced for a double IPA.