marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours copper with a thick apricot head and citrus aroma. There is a roasty caramel malt flavor with a thick bitter finish. There is a lot of ingredient in this brew and it is fairly well-balanced.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy orange with a foamy white head that laces well. Grassy, hoppy aroma with plenty of pine and citrus. Taste has plenty of bitter hop with a grassy, pine and citrus finish. This Imperial IPA is in line with a regular Lagunitas IPA...
Atom (1690) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared with mattyb83 pours a clear orange/amber with medium khaki head. Aroma is caramel, pine, slight citrus, with a peculiar yet familiar skunk funk. Taste starts out with mellow caramel into pine and citrus and finish with some nice spicy bitterness. Has a few nice things going on here.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is light copper in color with a medium sized white head. Smells like weed, pineapple, some bubblegum. Really nice aroma. Taste is piney and pepper like, with very little else going on. Too much of a let down after the nice fruity aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Not bad, but the aroma led me to believe that this was going to be better.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought that this was good but unremarkable. It has a nice hoppy nose and a good bitter taste, but a relatively flat palate. My personal feeling is that if a DIPA is going to have this body, the palate should be more complex.
jcos (1665) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium copper, clear. Floral aroma, some hop in the nose. Taste is semi sweet from the hops, malt is not very strong but balanced. Body is medium, soft carbonation, finish is long but not too long. A solid DIPA, well made, nothing super special about it..but would definitely have again.
Butters (3946) - 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 (12171) - 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 (3050) - 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.