jb (2175) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy pine and caramel nose. Fully sweet, boozy sticky palate. Quite a bit of bite (read not real smooth) in the palate. Still, as it is flavorful and substantial, I enjoyed it. Not up the being named after a great Clash song however.
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is full of hops, pine, citrus, and resin. There is also lots of syrupy malt. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter bite at the end that is a wee bit off putting. The palate is smooth. While lacking anything defining or outstanding this is a really solid IIPA.
cheap (4015) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hoppy smell. Pretty nice pour, foaming then settles to a rocky head. Darker orange look. Did seem to be a little viscous in the glass. On the palate this is a mouth coating rototilling ball of soapy wax. wew. Terribly on style. Burns a little going down the throat. Not impressed by this style.
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the smoothest ipas Iíve ever had this beer is truly magnificent.. Nice and resiny with a caramel backbone
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably the most disappointing of the group. Pours a golden orange color. Aroma is fine, just doesnít knock my socks off. Too much caramel here for my taste. The hop bitterness is good but this group of 7 donít coalesce on my palate.
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is a real treat, the hops in this beer are just about perfect with the bitterness but not overly astringent at the end. the malts form nicely too. its a great beer,
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of orange, toffee and pine. The flavor is more of the same. I get some orange and pine notes, as well as a ton of brown sugar. This one is very, very sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/2013. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, toast, brown sugar, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good hop complexity and a moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, caramel, toffee, toast, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, caramel, toffee, toast, floral, pine, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a nice moderate malt balance that isnít overpowering and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and unique IPA. Nice balance and complexity of hop flavor and malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, mango, orange, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some bread/caramel. Medium body, light resin, quite drinkable despite the ABV.
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 12oz bottle, from the variety six-pack which I found at my local Kroger. Bottle says best before September. Clear red color, unusual for the style. Pretty much ruby-red. Good khaki / tan head. Leaves impressive lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Great spicy, tropical fruity hop aroma. Very tasty, complex hop profile... Some pine, grapefruit, resin. Good malt profile, too. Light on the caramel malt, nice hint of chocolate. Spicy doughy malt. Nice moderate to bigger bitter taste, somewhat creamy. Great imperial IPA. Does everything pretty damn well. Complex and tasty the whole way through. So, what are Zackís Mag-7? [EDIT:] He read my review and sent me a beermail! He says, "The 7 varieties are Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Columbus, Citra and Simcoe. Heavy on the Simcoe and Centennial, especially late in the boil and dry hopping." Sounds like a solid combo!