Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not nearly as good as Samuel Smithís IPA, but not bad. I thought it could have used some more malt to balance the hops. I would like to try it on tap some day. Nice honey color and rather bubbly.
hopdog (11570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy, medium orange color with a smaller head. Aromas and tastes of flowers and citrus (grapefruits). Mildly bitter. Watery body. Thereís just nothing special about this one (nothing real bad either).
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the National. Watered down. Hoppy, but also astringent and metallic. Some lace and head. Not so drinkability.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
crystal clear amber, thin beige head, drippy lace, sweet citrus aroma with lots of fresh hops on a carmel malt base, nice carmel malt flavor, touch of butterscotch sweetness, nice long tongue scraping bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured at Oakes and Beershines. Rich golden color. Fruity aroma wtih good caramel notes and hops. Flavor is pretty malty up front and then leads to some nice citrus hops. Pretty well done.
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pine hops and honey malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Initially a honey malt flavor followed by a pine hops finish. One of the sweetest IPAs Iíve ever had - really works very well.
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, peach-colored ale. Small, fizzy, off-white head with good, weeping lacework.
The nose is tangy and fruity with notes of grapefruit, lemon, apricot and leather.
The flavor is rich with malty goodness. Grapefruit and apricot also make an appearance.
Very astringent and harshly bitter with a whisper of pungency.
Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation.
Crisp, bitter, dry finish.
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light copper color with a small white head. A lot of fizz and carbonation with this one. The aroma was floral and citrus. Nice lacing that diminshed quickly. The taste is smooth with a nice hoppy bite and bitter finish. A great IPA.
slowrunner77 (10231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"i remember having a really good imperial ipa from Pyramid once, but it must have been based on a different IPA than this one...this is the budweiser of IPAís. anything but inspired. less aroma and flavor than one would expect."
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with a big white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, malt, florals. Tastes very hoppy, malty, with some citrus and floral/spice at the finish. Medium palate, but the finish had a subtle metallic twinge, which I had to make minor deductions for. Donít get me wrong, I enjoyed this one, but it isnít near my top for IPAs.