mike67 (910) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 ml bottle. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. Body is full and tangy. Citrusy, herbal hops dominate the flavor while bready and caramel malt and tropical fruit provide some balance. Finish is long, massive, very bitter, grapefruity. Amazing brew.
MrWinterHappy (5) - Røyken, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
3 weeks old bottle sent from tradepartner in California. Fresh, and delicious. Pineapple, fresh cut grass and piney moutfeel topped with a tropical fruit salad. Such a insanely great brew!
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Russian River. Pours clear golden with a long lasting fluffy white head. Aroma is pine, tropical fruits, apricot and citrus . Flavour is sweet, medium bitter and dry. Full bodied, incredible smooth texture, soft carbonation. Finish is well balanced and highly drinkable.
Brandman (2359) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semihazy golden body, white small head. aroma has nice tropical fruit punch, apricot and some caramelly oiliness. quite nice light hoppiness, perfectly balanced. flavour has some candy, but stays very dryish indeed. hops are dominant, mainly just fruits over fruits. quite a punch. very fresh. no alcohol present.
Evolutionary (370) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Zitzke. Haven't had this in 6 years or so. Nose is clean hop and grain. Crisp and dry with good hop burst. Hop isn't too acrid and although no real sweetness to cushion it, the bitterness is muted enough to feel like part of the mix. Good. Real good sir.
tedovertu (287) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Waited a long time for this one. I expect much more from this is one. Quickly disappearing head and a lighter Color than I expected.
zinneke (122) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imperial IPA’s are always too fulsome for me, the cara malts take over and a diacetyl/eggy nose ends up making it too much for me... Untill i drank a Pliny. bottle is 2,5months old. Superb hoppy aroma, slightly caramel and a bit of alcohol. Taste is the same, incredible mouthfeel, very soft. A very nice long bitter aftertaste. Sweet but not too sweet, hoppy but not overhopped and a nice alcoholic feel. Damn. I understand why this is world’s best impIPA... How can one go back to the regular stuff after this!
bartzluke (274) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz pour from chilled tap into a nonic pint glass at Russian River’s restaraunt and tap house. It took 40 minutes to get in the door, but it was worth it. Golden and clear with a fluffy white head and aggressive and enjoyable carbonation. Nose is citrus, pine, and flowers. Body is full and creamy with a crisp finish. Taste starts with a blast of citrus, then some pine, then a lot of hops bitterness and some tropical fruit. Leaves pine and tangerine on the tongue with a plesant lingering bitterness. Nice sweet malty backbone behind everything. Lots of complexity and lots of layers. A whole bunch of hops tastes. Definitely one of the best imperial IPA’s I’ve had, though I wouldn’t say the best outright.
culchiem (2978) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Marco. Hazy gold with a full white head. Aroma is fruity hop. Flavor is malty, grapefruit, pine, constant bitterness. Lively hop bitter finish.
celsopoliti (5) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Melhor DIPA que já tomei, justifica a lenda. Tomei em São Francisco no Urban Tavern