Cobra (1100) - - APR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. brown screw off bottle. I hate screw off bottles. But, Iíll digress.
No freshness date seen, but I really didnít look for one anyway.
Poured out a dark golden color, with a sticky tan head. Left a decent lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of Nugget & Simcoe hops right off the bat. Pine tree, grapefruit, and roasted malts make up the bulk of the aromas & flavors. Alcohol is well hidden, but after 3-4 of these, you know itís there. Decent body & mouthfeel. Finished slick & smooth, not astringent as do most ultra hoppy beers.
Decent take on the style. I would buy this again.
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of crackers, orange zest, mint, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and light mint with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Strong floral hop aroma with citrus and spice, sweet caramel malt backbone.
~Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with no head.
~Fruity citrusy hop flavor, somewhat resinous, balanced with lots of sticky malt sweetness.
~Med full bodied with med CO2, lingering bitterness.
~Well balanced highly hopped brew.
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 (2972) - La Mesa, California, 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 (13863) - 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 (7534) - 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. Iíll drink this any day over any 60 or 90 overpriced IPA. Very well balanced hops and malt with citrus finish. Plus itís like a scavenger hunt finding this stuff outside a variety pack this year. Hoppy IPA hunting to all, WOO HOOOO!
Anova167 (327) - 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.