RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid entry from Saint Arnold, and this might be one of their best standards. This beer definitely has different roots than that of the Elissa IPA, as the hop character is much more refined and maintains a broad palate throughout. Despite being an Imperial IPA, this beer veers more toward old world stlye than the bulk of hop-bomb Cali-style DIPAs that currently saturate the market. Despite having impressive stats and a full flavor profile, this is a very easy drinking beer that has a lot of repeat value. That said, the nose is a little thin and could benefit from some incremental malt, and the finish can be thin as well. All in all, this is a great Imperial IPA that affords some much needed diversity from the hop-bombs that pervade the current market.
LinusStick (2965) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice IPA courtesy of my Secret Santa. Aroma was all hops. Grapefruit, resin and a little soapy. Pour was a nice clear burnt orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was OK. A little watery. The grapefruit and resin were very strong. A nice but slight malt backbone weaves in and out. This beer is fitting that it is made in the middle of the country. Has a nice west coast hoppiness, but a noticeable chewy maltiness as well. Turns to water in the finish which was disappointing. Nice carbonation round this beer out.
boto (1928) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Thanks Kaggie! This one pours a hazy amber color. There was just a wisp of an off-white head on it, and no lacing. Nice nose on this one. Orange, lemon and pine notes. Maybe a hint of peaches. Nice taste! Fair amount of bitterness, orange, peach and pine notes. Big malt body underneath, but no sweetness coming through. Very Nice!
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this as an extra from HeffIam. Really terrific beer. Pours beautiful clear pear with dissipating white head. Scent is citrus candy. Flavor bites big up front and then eases gently into a malty finish. Well carbonated light medium body. Bottle - Trade from HeffIam
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber I got in a trade. Aroma is pine and sweet malt. Flavors are pine, grapefruit, citrus, and sweet malt. Nice somewhat balanced double Ipa. Solid beer!
Nateburn (11) - - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber delivered fresh from TX. Thanks Ray! Has a nice amber color, a bit darker than your typical IIPA. Has a nice hop forward palate with a clean finish. Not too bitter but there's a bite. Overall a really good double IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium bodied. Very good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with light malt backing.
KingRao (11) - - NOV 20, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautiful citrus aroma and flavor. Pleasant full mouth feel. Beer is bigger in Texas
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
merc7186 (2468) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Amer/Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick Amber Head, Decent Lacing
S: Big Piney/Citrus Nose, Grainy Malts
T: Piney, Citrus, Crackers, Mild Malty Sweetness
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, this beer packs a big hop punch to the face, consider the palate fatigued after drinking this big boy.
Headbanger (3495) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle 11/12/13 Whole Foods- Lamar)-Pours a medium amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of hops and malt. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.