Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this is a trade, thanks trading world for spreading the love. Poured a deep amber, chunky head. Smell was a sweet toffee malt, with a little hop bitterness on the end. Taste was that east coast IPA, mostly sweet malty tones, but then evens out in the middle and you get some piney hops. This is very drinkable for 8%. Not to generalize, but I just tend to like the west coast IPA, fruity and piney, unlike the east coast IPA, malt dominated.
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big piney sweet presence here with some brown sugar tobacco earthyness in the smell as well. Flavor is toffee sweetness to start and an alcoholic aspirin bitterness to finish. Very uneven and clumsy in the way that there is no transition there. Great sticky, hefty mouthfeel for the style that just builds thirst as you go. Good Dipa, great value (5 bucks for 22 sticky ounces). Thank You Rock Art. 2010 22oz.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sample at kick-off). Pours copper color with off-white head. Aroma of hop funk, pine and citrus. Taste is sweet and bitter. Medium body with oily texture. Bitter finish. Pretyy nice beer.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice little BIG IPA. Hops are defined with a luscious malt backbone that brings a sense of creaminess to the palate.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet nose with plenty of toffee covered by woody, citrus hops withan undercurrent of cat pee. Opaque tan body is topped by a low off white head that recedes rapidly to a partial cover. Although there is plenty of hop character it barely conceals the sticky sweetness. Alcohol is apparent in the backend. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Chalice. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle shared with presario.
presario (4524) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Foaming bottle. Dark amber. Small head for a foaming beer. Stong woody hop nose. Woody hop flavour. Lots of caramel malt. Hint of soap. A lot of body and malt. Sugary caramel a little strong for hops. Noticeable alcohol stands on the sidelines.
williamherbert (1198) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is pine oil hop with a touch of pungent citrus: grapefruit/tangerine. An earthy, musty malt base.
Appears beautifully cloudy amber orange. Decent head with beautiful lace. Nice carbonation. Textbook.
Typical Imperial IPA flavors: roasted malt, a woody hop with bitter citrus at the end. Very mild, but with a bitter finish of wood chips and mild oak.
Feels fizzy in a milky coating. Mostly smooth with a dry, ashy finish. Overall, a pretty mild Imperial IPA. Very drinkable, and a surprising 8%. Decent, underwhelming.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of Doodler poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, lemon, orange zest and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, orange zest, lemon, earthiness and pie with a smooth dry lingering bitter earthy finish.
craftycarl21 (2117) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy copper pour, small white head. Aroma of orange zest, grapefruit, earth, caramel malt, and a touch of evergreen. Flavor isn’t fantastic- pretty well balanced with pine and caramel, but not complex. Palate is a bit thin, and could use a bit more carbonation. Decent brew.
Padron4KM (531) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle.
Hazy burn orange, with a rocky tan head.
Aroma is a big dose of caramel followed by subtle hints of grapefruit and pine.
Flavor is very similar to aroma. Caramel is big and sweet up front, but the hops are not far behind. Grapefruit, pine, resin, with a little toast underneath it all.
Finish is long with a nice play between pine and citrus.
Not overly complex, but well balanced, and one I will have again.