LinusStick (2701) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy my Secret Santa. Thank you, sir. Meh. I was expecting a lot more from a beer calling itself a hop bomb from the west coast. Aroma was OK. Piney hops and and sticky malt. Pour was a nice burnt orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was sticky and green with the pine and grapefruit hops very muted and muddled with a weird flat ginger ale flavor. Hard to explain. Nice carbonation. Definitely drinkable but there’s a lot better out there.
mcberko (4811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear orange amber with a medium beige head. Nose brings out mounds of resinous hops and a whopping caramel malt backbone. Flavour brings out loads of resinous hops, grass, a touch of tropical fruitiness, and a solid caramel malt backbone with little residual sweetness. On the heavier side in terms of viscosity without being too sweet. Not very sophisticated or drinkable, with the malts outshining the hops too much after a while. Not great.
ABUSEDGOAT (2163) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is tropical fruit, caramel, spicy. Medium bodied, moderate to low bitterness, quite drinkable but forgettable.
stefannilssons (1184) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Den här ölen hade en arom som var alldeles ljuvlig. Smaken bar toner av grapefrukt, druva, passionsfrukt, kroppen var stabil och balansen närvarande.
VictorStr (767) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Väldigt väldigt fruktig upplevde jag. Fint hantverk där den kraftig beskan fångas upp. Lagom kolsyrad.
danielecamo (351) - ITALY - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
What a nice iPa . ...molto profumata e grado alcoolico nascosto. ..
Ottimo aperitivo a s diego
Merovingian93 (23) - Burbank, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid if not a little challenging. Tart, slightly bitter with a citrusy finish. Improves the more of it you drink- go figure.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of 48FaninCali. Cheers, Austin! Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is some caramel with a huge tropical fruit and somewhat piney bite. Flavor is a wonderfully off-balance hop bite, tropical fruit, pine, and bits of citrus. Medium in body and lingering galaxy bitterness in the finish.
beertholomeus (371) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with off white head. Hop ans citrus aromas. Hop flavor with initial bitterness and sweet finish. Medium thin body.
peteinSD (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear golden pour with a white slick of foam. Aroma is light pine and bitterness and quite underwhelming for a IIPA. Taste is pine with bitterness and heavier sweet malt. Coating mouthfeel. Subpar IIPA.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper and light amber coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pungent grapefruity and resinous hops with a strong malt vibe and a decent amount of alcohol and sweetness. Full-bodied; Strong resinous and floral hop flavour at first with a lot of grainy malt, some light sweetness, a bit of a herbal kick and some definite alcohol at the end. Aftertaste shows a good balance of malt and hops with a strong resinous and herbal finish - nice. Overall, a strong beer that shows a good balance, but not enough complexity to make it a great imperial ipa - plus the large format (I know, it’s the West Coast) bottle isn’t helping. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Texas Liqour in Carlsbad, California on 19-March-2013 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 04-June-2013 two days before leaving back for Southern California.