jgb9348 (5115) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper coloured body with ruby tints, a dense tan head and a bit of orange highlights too - looks nice! Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, metal, malt, caramel and a bit of pit fruits. Full-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour with alcohol and metal behind along with a good dose of malts and yeast. Aftertaste rough around the edges with a metallic twang and a hoppy finish along with plenty of noticeable alcohol. Overall, a good beer, definitely respectable for the style, which I don’t like too much, but can find the good aspects of this beer - a ton of hops and bitterness, which differentiate this to most other Imperial IPAs. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 03-October-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 18-October-2009.
OldGrowth (2930) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pint @ Sunset Grille. Ok aroma, toasted wheat, minor citrus, caramel. Tad hazed brownish orange color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor, like aroma, Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Eh, not much to grab me. I’ve been away from New England for 3 years and this reminds me why I had generally avoid this brewer. Nothing technically wrong, but uninspiring....
argo0 (12284) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ྶoz bottle) Small beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, butterscotch/toffee, some pine, caramel, light nut. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some floral, caramel/toffee. Medium body, light resin.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Nside. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of fresh American hops, tea, caramel, Cheerios, floral and perfume notes. Flavor of piney and grapefruit hops, caramel, toffee and some nuts. Liked how the hops came
together with the malt in this beer. Haven’t been overly impressed with the Rock Art beers but this was well done.
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep slight hazed copper/amber with a foaming off whtie head. Aroma is grassy, herbal, ok citrus hops- a bit stale, not quite that powerful- some orange zest, and caramel malts in the backbone. Flavor is also grassy, citrus, herbal, moderate crystal malts- caramel and toffee sweetness, and a grassy slightly astringent finish.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz - Generously shared by Brian from the Wine Source. Thanks! Chill haze copper, thin off white head. Soft citric and flroal pine-like aromas ride a light caramel toast foundation. Clean tropical pine and citirc bitterness rounds with hints of peached molasses. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, soft bitter finish. Not world class, but certainly tasty...
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a four finger dark cream head that fades slowly leaving a very good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose. Flavor is grapefruit and a little sweetness from the malt, some lingering bitter aftertaste. Needs more malt for a double IPA. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Verre de dégustation provenant d’une bouteille de 22 oz lors du Vermont Cheese Festival 2009 (Shelburne, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux et de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’agrumes et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #2627)
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper pour with a hint of tangerine throughout. Big meringue head that diminishes to an 1/8 inch ring but leaves tons of lacing on the inside of the glass. Aroma is candied orange, caramel, and toffee. All of the hops have gone home for the summer. Not sure if this is intended or just an old bottle. Medium mouthfeel if not a bit syrupy.
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at DRE. Pours hazy orangy copper with off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, grapefruit, tangerine. Tastes very hoppy and citric with a solid caramel malt backbone. medium palate heft, decent complexity, with a good deal of tangerine and pineapple and grapefruit in the flavor.