PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toranado: Iíve had this a number of times, but never rated it due to the fact that I had not enjoyed it as much as I thought I potentially could. Then I had it as fresh as can be in San Francisco, so I figured it was time. Rich golden pour with a dense white lacing head. This stuff has nothing but super alpha acid hops in it. Itís so hoppy that the aroma is all vegetal- basil, oregano, pure hop oils, lots and lots of myrcene. Creamy body with an extreme hops flavor (surprise). Hop insanity, no malt nuance. Resiny, piny, oregano, basil, all vegetal, hempy, bombarded with myrcene. This stuff lacks the finesse and fruitiness of PTY. If youíre a beer guy thatís stuck in the "hop phase," then this is your holy grail.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Bov. Mindblowingly pleasant aroma with a huge amount of hop resin showing up. Hints of grapefruit, pine needles, mango and pineapple. A lot of dry hop. Flavor and palate: Good bitterness. Perfectly balanced. Extremely subtle. Overall impression: Great. Thanks a lot Bov!
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color has a brass hue. Sediment very visible. Nose of grape fruit and apple. Biting pine bitterness on first contact with the tongue dissipating into floral hops. Not overly sweet. As a result, the palate is not syrupy as most other Imperial IPAs Iíve had, e.g. Stone Ruination. Overall: Excellent IPA. Reminiscent of Frankís Double IPA at Pizza Port Carlsbad, which I regard as the best.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow love this d ipa .Been on the west coast for a few months,and this is by far my favorite ! Canít wait to try pty
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a hazy golden/orange. aroma is very floral hops with come resounding cirtus pulling through. no real malt on the nose. drinks with tons of grapefruit, orange, pineapple up front finishing bitter with resiney piney hops. lingering after taste makes you want more. great ipa
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome as expected. Hazy pour. Aroma bursting with grapefruit. Taste full of citrus hops. Malt comes in but is overpowered. The only problem is a little off lingering bitterness.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from crackedkettle.com - quite clear blond-bronze colour with a little white foam; very hoppy aroma, resiney, pine needles, cheese and grapefruit; good malt body, clean palate, very bitter and a long lasting fruity bitterness, very robust but never aggressive, more lingering resiney notes - a superb beer
joeneugs (5451) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
There will always be a special place in my heart for this beer, as itís the one that intruduced me to really good craft beer. After several hundred others, this one still stands up as one of my favorites. It has a one of a kind floral, foresty, citric nose with an amazing, frothy off white head. The flavor is very sophisticated with sweet jasmine, melon, and grapefruit. The sweet fruit flavors balance out the florals pretty admirably, but eventually you give in to the massive pine bitterness. I love that. This is comparitivley not as sweet as most other IIPAís Iíve tried. A world classic, that everone needs to try.
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is lots of fruity hops, some wood, alcohol and also mild herbal notes. Flavour is hops (peachy, tropical fruity and grassy bittery), with also some alcohol and mildly caramelly notes.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color, lingering foamy head, lots of sediment. This is a big beer. Full bodied caramel and golden malt, followed by a smooth mellow wallop of those fine West Coast hops. Oh, and bubblegum. This beer has it in spades. Gotta love that. The thing that stands out here is the overall smoothness of the overall product. Very well balanced overall and a fine drinking experience. Well done.