bellco33 (699) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into sample glass at brewery: Pours golden with a thin white head. Aroma of malt sweetness, tropical fruit, pine. Taste is more of the same, but the tropical notes are too mixed up with the resin. Too much going on here, a bit of a mess of a beer. Heavy and sweet, itís alright.
VastActiv (5676) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rising Tide Brewing Company, Portland. Originally rated 20160221. Colour is slightly cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some caramel, grape, pine, hops and malts.
Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Resin, citrus and grass aroma. Hazy amber with a frothy white head. Medium bitterness and body with a nice long hop finish. Very well balanced, an excellent double.
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2015 Sticky is the word that comes to mind - sticky hops and sticky malt. There are hops absolutely everywhere, and it comes together beautifully with what?s a pretty strong malt background. This reminds me of some of the great Vermont DIPA?s, maybe with a little less complexity, but easily available.
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some citrus and a little pine. Tangy finish with some bitterness. Golden pour with good head. Soft carbonation. Tap at Deep Ellum.
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright orange pour from draft at Pai Men in Portland Maine. White sticky head. Big nose of tropical happiness. Orange, apricot, and maybe a tad vanilla. Hoppy and bitter. Delicious.
ClarkVV (5802) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Luluís, 3/28/15
Nearly as red as the label, and a bit deeper with garnet and magenta hues and a small, beige head that shows moderate retention. Clarity is high, with just a touch of haze to it.
Very fruity in the nose; not just citrus but cherries, berries and apples even. Quite complex and though there is some thought of pine, itís much more citrus-influenced than it is heavily acidic and resinous. Crystal malts, to my dismay, are here adding that "hard" iced tea-like note, with vanilla and light caramel sweetness certainly balancing things. Floral, green and even mint-like aromas emerge with warming. Lots of hop complexity, which is appreciated with little/no alcohol or flaws in the nose.
Both sweet and only moderately bitter in flavor, it almost comes off as more of a Double Pale ale. Crystal malts add that hard candy-like texture, though caramel sugars help soften things and a low but mostly tight carbonation concentrates the wonderfully fruity hoppiness. Toasted malt, strawberry and grapefruit all swirl about on the end, easing some of the sweetness, but itís still probably a bit too malt forward. I do like the lack of resin here, but the malt bill needs a bit of work and it could use a bit more good old bitterness.
kejacobson (14) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This stands as my current favorite Imperial IPA. The hops are balanced and thereís an excellent crisp ending.
LBIguard (43) - - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thirsty pig Portland me
Nice balance with great hop profile. Not overpowering for a big ipa
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bought at the brewery into a rising tide glass, classic. Pours a golden glazed honey amber orange, looks great. Head is solid, a few inches, cloud white, simmers down to a nice full coating over the liquid and hovers like lillypads, lacing is there and visible, clinging to random areas. nice. Aroma of phat tropical juices, citrus, the like. Juicy hop presence, just how i like my dipas, fells like a can squees the hops myself, just a wonderful crisp and clean dipa from Maine. excellence all around. abv is generous and well recieved but not intruding. fits the bill, just awesome. Still feeling the phat citrus hop bomb that went off in my mouth. hops on hops in deed.