maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on January 12, 2013:
A: Pours a copper color and retains a pretty foamy head for about 2 and a half minutes.
S: Smells of pine and citrus. Also, a strong malt smell to it.
T: Very hoppy up front, not overly hoppy though, more of a medium hoppy. Not very bitter in the end, rather smooth. Slightly malty in the aftertaste.
M: Not much of a aftertaste. Feel slight notes of maltiness.
O: Not a bad beer, but I don’t really see what the big deal about it is. I’d rather have a Hoptimum to be honest. The only thing I truly enjoyed was the aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
Lacho (54) - USA - JUN 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Second day in a row at the Monk’s Kettle in San Francisco. Great aroma, reminiscent of Arrogant Bastard, but slightly less upfront. Great beer.
skiatd1 (28) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance- clear light yellow
Aroma- dry, hoppy. No essence of citrus or grapefruit
Taste- dry, hoppy, slightly bitter but balanced. Very good dry west coast IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Andrew196 (1327) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the source. Lovely orange Reddish hue, nice foamy white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, alcohol. A benchmark for the style but notes of spearmint.
cobaink2 (385) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle dated 5/11/16 straight from the brewery. Pours a very clear gold color. Amazing that there are a ton of hops in this and it’s this clear. The hops are quite the star here but has a very malty backbone that just shines. Love it!!
Sdaniel90 (821) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500ml. Consumed fresh (7 weeks after bottling). Clear golden with a frothy offwhite head. Aromas of fruity and floral hops, caramel, resin. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet, heavy bitterness. Deep roasted and hoppy character into a stinging bitter finish. Legendary beer.
Percy0103 (543) - MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 500ml. A clear golden beer with a medium size white head. Aroma is of citrics, especially grapefruit and lemon, hops and floral hints. Taste is bitter with a perfectly balanced hoppy finish. Medium bodied, smooth and astrigent with a floral and malt character. An extraordinary Imperial IPA.
olenickj (40) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at brewery. Malty floral aroma. Heavy but not over powering floral hops. Full bodied. Hint of alcohol but smooth
adasko (1705) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity, hoppy aroma, fresh squeezed grapefruits, orange peal. Cristal clear, super lacing. Taste super dry, fresh, juicy, hoppy. Pleasant crisp bitterness in the back. No sweetness at all. Super nice long aftertaste. No wonder this beer is legendary, years ago it was probably mind blowing. Now it’s ’just’ awesome.
Kiri (2) - - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
Georg357 (10) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Poured a golden amber color with a significant white head.
A - Smells of grapefruit and pine.
T - Lots of pine and grapefruit.
P - Really nice mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
O - I was worried this beer wouldn’t live up to the hype, but I really enjoyed it.