jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber coloured body with a copper glow and a thinnish two centimetre tall head. Aroma of tons of hops, pine, resin and a lot of honey and sweetness from fruits. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich hoppy flavour with resin and PNW hops the strongest flavours coupled with a distinct honey and caramel sweetness that tags the beer nicely. Aftertaste shows some malt balance, but also some apricot and pear fruit flavours. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA with tons of flavour and an alcohol that is somewhat hidden, but the sweetness brings out the severity of this beer. I sampled this pint on draught at Publick House with haddon90 on 06-June-2014!
JBPortland (1257) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz can thanks to robloc303, pours hazy burnt orange with a finger of head. Nose is bready, apricot, candied orange, sweet potato. Taste is syrupy bread, caramel, maple, muddy. Finish is bitter sweet sticky syrup, burnt bread, caramel. This is bad.
haddon90 (1565) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Publik House. Pours a hazy orange color with no head. Strong, grapefruit aroma with a ton of hops. Amazing brew.
Dogbrick (9818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the taproom. Hazy dark orange color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, tropical fruit and malt. Full, chewy body with flavors of fruity hops, grainy malt and pine. The finish is hoppy up front with a lingering grainy malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
Iphonephan (4767) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz can shared in Breckenridge CO. Pours a hazy deep copper with a thick off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of pine resin, citrus and mango with floral notes. Smooth malty backbone. Medium heavy bodied, high carbonation, bitter finish.
Westmeister (2111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours super hazy orange with medium off white head. Ok this is an instance where big ipas turn into hoppy barleywines. And I like it. Taste is big sticky sweet caramel, citrusy swirls of orange peel, melon balls and some grapefruit. ABV is actually decently hidden. Malt prevails, but still I like the combo of hops and malts.
DenverLogan (941) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery May 11th, although I usually have a taster of this whenever I’m at the brewery. Pours gold. Aroma of grassy & floral hops. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of floral and grassy hops, pink grapefruit, bold malts, light spice. Overall very rich, tasty and easy to drink relative to the ABV.
Danyel (1434) - Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours orange with white head. Smells like sweet orange, lots of caramel. Very interesting taste...creamy, sweet, slight citrus, really different. Very enjoyable, just wish it had a little more hops in it, being it is an imperial IPA. Good.
ajnepple (3788) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Colorado Plus. Strong, boozy, pine-sol aroma with citrus and tropical fruit. Similar flavor, heavy bitterness balanced by sweet malts (caramel, bread). Full body with a lingering finish.
avena319 (13) - Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Slight hops, no malt and no diacetyl. No citrus aroma.
Appearance: Medium Brown: about a 15 SRM and clear.
Flavor: Malty bitterness that lingers with moderate alcohol and no citrus.
Mouth feel: Full with low carbonation and slightly astringent.
This beer overall was not as expected. It is unlike other IPA’s and Double IPA’s I have had. It is no Maharaja or Pliny the Elder. It is drinkable, though.