CanIHave4Beers (3946) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hey look at that, a beer I rated on paper 9 months ago and it was just too darned special to enter right away.... so here goes for 2400!
A bottle bottle generously bonused to me by ineedbeer within maybe a week or two of itís bottling date!
The beer pours a golden color with a big fluffy white head and a nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is piney and herbaceous. There are some fruit forward elements like pine and orange-peel, a little mild alcohol character slips in there as well. The beer is remarkably aromatic and hoppy.
The flavor is piney with some big citrus character. The bitterness is fairly high, but itís not unbalanced, astringent or unpleasant in any way. Lots of grapefruit flavor, the alcohol character is very mild and some nice flavors of melon rind and honey are very light but complimentary to the whole.
The mouth feel fairly prickly & the beer does that tongue bracing sensation that really great hoppy beers seem to do.
And now for a bonus rate:
My brother-in-law Dwain crushed this beer with me. Dwain is a Budweiser enthusiast who recently gave me a call to let me know about the new "Budweiser Black Crown"... when Dwain saw me writing notes he asked me to take down a few of his own. So here goes....
This beer smells like pine.
Really piney. Sort of salty, might be a good beer to add a little salt to.
Iím just shocked at how good this beer tastes. This isnít even a lager!
And now for a Lushawn bonus rate:
Iím totally shocked at how good this beer tastes. And by shocked I mean completely unsurprised in any way, shape, or form.
Lacho (57) - 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 Monkís 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 (1334) - 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 (389) - 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 itís this clear. The hops are quite the star here but has a very malty backbone that just shines. Love it!!
Sdaniel90 (824) - 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 (546) - 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 (1715) - 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 itís íjustí 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
trapped (2082) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, thanks to Misterburd! Clear golden yellow with large off-white foamy head, floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, delicious sweetish balanced hops taste, smooth body, long flavorful hoppy finish. This is as good as it gets for a DIPA!