thornecb (4539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Resin and mango aromas. Sweet molasses and oak front to back turning slightly sour in the lasting malt finish.
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber, this one is a piney resin dank bomb. Not too many of these anymore, I really like em. Good malt body so that its not too "west coasty"
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is fruity hop, pine, hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice resin and light bitter finish. Good.
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft@ The Grill next Door for $7.00. As the bartender set down the tulip I could smell floral hops and pine before I raised the glass to my face. Some candy sugar there as well. The flavor is dead on the aroma with a pronouced pine needle in the finish. Bready malt shows hints of toffee to help balance the hops. Bitterness is not over whelming, subtle pine. Really easy drinking for an ABV over 8.5. Damn, this is highly drinkable! Well crafted imperial that is real desriable on draft.
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly great DIPA on tap in Bar Harbor. Tons of juicy citrus on the nose. The taste is nicely sweet and tropical with grapefruit and grass without being abrasively bitter. Great beer.
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Pours a rich golden color with three plus fingers of thick creamy foam. The nose has some nice candied orange, sweet fresh hay, touch of pine and herbs. Flavors follow the nose with great juicy citrus, round caramel sweetness and great balance and a smooth bitter finish... touch under carbonated creating a bit more mouth coat on the finish but really a pleasure to drink !
Bulk_Carrier (2269) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance has a somewhat of a hazy dark brown colored body with a one fingered white foamy head that leaves some adequate clingy lacing that seems to be going all over the place.
The smell has resinous hops with a nice citrusy aspect to it and also some nice spicy connotations to it as well.
The taste has a bittersweet hoppy to sweet flavoring and combined all of the way through in the flavoring to leave a decent resinous aftertaste with a slight dry spicy finish.
The palate sits about a medium on the body, not as sessionable as I had hoped for but did notice the 8.7% on the bottle so I guess I should have noticed that. Carbonation is good for the DIPA style and good for me.
Overall, I would definitely take this one again if ever offered or have the opportunity to spend some more time back in Maine. To anyone visiting Maine, please don’t forget about Rising Tide often under-shadowed by Maine Beer Company.
Slipstream (2076) - USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Threepenny. This has a great aroma that is rich, musky, sweet, & complex. The flavor is also complex but not as impressive with grapefruit dominating, and a little metallic flavor, plus some sweetness in the background. Very good.
blklab2007 (2015) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured an amber color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has pines, mild tropical fruits, resins, and a bit of caramel. Mouth feel is solid and the carbonation good. Flavor has a big pine punch, resins, low side bitterness, a bit of malty sweetness, and a lingering finish.
malrubius (1858) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewtopia. Golden orange with chill haze lasting head and lotsa lace. Grapefruity spicy aroma. Mild fruity sweetness with toast and nuts and medium assertive very dry orange rind bitterness and super clean finish. Medium body and medium carbo. Very good.