GSH1976 (221) - Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, amber/orange color. Upon closer inspection there are very small particles floating around. Aroma is mainly caramel malt and despite many attempts I do not detect any hop presence. I thought perhaps that was due to the beer not being fresh but the best by date on the bottle is 11/09/12. Taste is initially sweet with a slight bitter, citrus finish. The body is medium and the finish on the dry side. If you like the West Coast hop profile this is not for you. It reminds me more of a weak barleywine than your typical DIPA.
BeerBaboon (1740) - FINLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Flavor is medium bitter, light to medium sweet and fruity.
notyoursitsmin (10) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very strong bitter flavor. Good hop flavor coming through. Amber/orange in color. Overall okay.
johnnymusky (497) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is fantastic....taste is really nice...sweet....i like this one.....(#484)......
TattooJack (248) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 6-pack of bottles, nice orange with a white collar. Good hop flavor with a little fruit, good bitter happy ending. Nice 8.5% content, not really noticeable except in the warm buzz. Was on sale for $5.99 which makes it a total score.
rosenbergh (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. From a gas station in Bend, OR.
Clear deep amber colour with a small frothy off-white head.
Resiny hops, sweetness and some caramel malt in a fresh aroma.
The flavour is resiny and fruity hops, bread, cookies, sweet malt and some tea like bitterness. Balanced.
Criz (189) - - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz draft at the brewery. Pours red brown witha sticky white head. Carmel, sticky hops make up the aroma. Dry on the palate.
andrewje41 (1195) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour, and bottle poured probably a couple dozen times over the years. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this. Pours a copper color with a foamy head. Hoppy grainy aroma. Flavor is bitter, with some sweet hops mixed in. Finishes on another more bitter note. Always been a bit of a go to imperial for me. What can I say. It’s cheap, strong, and tasty. I’ll keep getting this.
deyholla (7741) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of resin and grass with an earthy grain backbone. Flavor has notes of resin and pine with and a touch of earthy grain.
DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep red-orange, off white head. Sweet pine, grapefruit, lightly caramelized malts, resinous and very bitter. Nice enough.
TimE (3992) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
big malty sweet lots of grapefruit. Slightly sweet. Ok bitterness. Standard.