aleph (231) - - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Pyramid, Berkeley. Copper golden with no head. Hops, some citrus, little piney, caramel under the bitter. Dry finish.
imimesis (1) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yum. Not my fave IIPA, but gets the job done. ABV not noticeable, which is great if you want go havesies with your best friend.
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber, small beige head. Piney and citrusy aroma with caramel as well. Lots of pine, resin, grapefruit, toasty malt, grassiness from the dry hopping. Medium to full bodied and oily. Not bad, but the heavy use of chinook for bittering gives it excessive harshness.
altonbrownd (5176) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Dark amber body with medium head. Nose is floral, hoppy, toasty. Taste of hops and fruits and apples. Thin texture.
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap to wine glass
Appearance: Orange in color, a bit hazy
Aroma: Slight smell hops, not too fragrant
Taste: Bitter with sweet aftertaste
Mouth feel: A bit fizzy
Overall: Very good beer, but really something to look for
Drank: January 27,2016
Strangebrewer (1106) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Poured hazy deep amber with a thinner off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, a bit oily with a tart-dry finish. Sweet caramel malt flavour, notes of orange peel, piney hops with some pepper. Not overly dry as expected from the deScription but nice, alcohol well hidden.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another citrusy, grapefruit, bitter hoppy IPA. Not so much "Imperial" in it.
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seehaferb23 (168) - - NOV 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The one thing about this beer is that it doesn't taste like the ABV is what is. Otherwise it's a nice refreshing beer for the price.
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razzanof (72) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber. Aroma is not overwhelming, some malt. Taste is a dry hop with residuals on the palate. A decent beer at a cheaper price point.
GoufCustom (1439) - HONG KONG - OCT 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml bottle bought at The Q-Club in SoHo, Central.
Looks: Clear amber red colour; less than one-quarter finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.
Aroma: Quite fragrant and slightly oozy Ale malt, with cat piss, very light pineapple, harsh alcohol, light floral, molasses, light pine, resin, light earth, yeast, lemon and soaked grass.
Taste: Mid to strong sweet Ale malt, with grapefruit, strong lemon, strong molasses, alcohol, strong pine, very strong resins, biscuits, very strong bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Close to full body. Dry, very oozy and thick palate.
Mouth Feel: Solid strong roasty Ale maltyness in oily background. Sweetness is very strong, cloying actually. Grapefruit is rather low-fi but lemon is strong. Resin ooze and pine dominate. Booze is apparant but not as rubbing as the aroma suggests. Hmmm…
Hoppiness: Very strong Simcoe and Chinook, as in strong cat piss, light pineapple, light floral, pine, strong resin and earth in nose; Grapefruit, strong lemon, pine, very strong ooze and grass in taste.The 80-IBU is in-your-face but doesn’t mix well with the strong malt sweetness. Lasting strong astringent strong sweet and bitter finish.
After Taste: Dry, bitter and strong sweet to mouth.
Comments: The smelly Simcoe cat piss and bad booze aroma got this one off with a bad start, the hops fruityness are quite low-fi and unimpressive, and the bitterness is standoff-ish when the strong malt sugar comes knocking. Its relatively moderate ooziness is the only positive. Unbalanced. Avoid!
OldGrowth (3123) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, at a wedding. Ok aroma. Sweet. Caramel, orange stale bread. Clean reddish orange color , ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. It’s ok, flavor better than aroma. Kind of weak overall.