odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a thick white head. Smells of spruce and grapefruit. Taste is sweet and bitter, caramel, spruce, citrus.
mikedR (1089) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very interesting Imperial IPA; I can't say I've had an unfiltered one before. The pour is quite murky and deep orange, with an off-white head. Good, deep flavor that is unique in its heaviness -- the hop notes and bitterness are there, but not in their usual spritely form. Unusual overall, but nevertheless quite good. Having a hippo on the label is apropos for sure!
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Clugger (13) - - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, brown, cloudy, minimal head,
Not too strong on the hops; a little malty almost. Strong, but quite drinkable...watch out
hivemind (703) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Fulton Grand on NYE 2012-2013. Dark red pour. Malty beer with earthy hops, yet very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel.
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on December 23rd, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a maroon/brown.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit, pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, grapefruit, decent amount of malt.
Summary: Thanks Jay for the beer! Enjoyed this one, a pretty solid DIPA.
Slipstream (1988) - USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Good Beer. Rich, floral IIPA aroma. Full-flavored and muy hoppy, with good balance and lots of malt. Really good!
JStax (2854) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to RamyG4. Pours a hazy copper color with a large froth of orangy, white foam. Decent lacing. The aroma has notes of oranges, grass, and other floral notes. The taste is earthily bitter and dry. Like a mouthfull of dirt. Sort of sweet toward the backend. Sticky mouthfeel. This is a nice, calm Double IPA. It would make for a good introductory beer.
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mari’s. Pours hazy orange with an obscene amount of off-white head that leaves tons of sticky lacing. The aroma is pine forward but there is a little bit of citrus in the back end. Taste is bitter up front with a big grapefruit sweetness on the finish.. there is some lingering dryness from the hop bite. The palate is a little sticky for a DIPA but definitely drinkable.
PrattBenjamin (32) - - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not a terribly exciting of balanced DIPA. Citrus fruit and grass aroma. Pours a hazy dark orange almost copper. Pretty heavy mouth feel from both malt notes and alcohol. Lots of earthy hop character and a somewhat lasting bitter finish. Nothing remarkable.
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rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber with some sediment and small head. more bitter than hoppy. drinkable, but not much more than that. alcohol reasonably well masked.