fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear old copper pour with a 2 finger creamy, soapy beige head. Aroma of bitter citrus, pine, lots of deep caramel, lemony citrus oils and light woody notes. Flavor is oddly loaded with dark sugary notes up front, brown sugar, caramel, burnt sugar molasses, and some woody, sappy sweetness, some pine, earthy and citrus hops come in, but this is a pretty malt forward IIPA, though the woody notes could be at least partially hop based, it honestly reminds me of a lighter version of Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, maybe with some time on it might be like Crooked Tree (they claim it is simply the recipe with doubled everything but water), but I don’t remember that well enough. Medium body, a little syrupy, with a medium strength, sharp and blanketing carbonation, fairly astringent finish. Pretty tasty overall, probably closer to what I expect from a young, lighter Barleywine than IIPA, though.
Travlr (11111) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Clear pinkish amber color, few large bubbles. Aroma of fresh pine and grass. Taste is bitter grass.
FestDecBeet (136) - - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours an amber color. White head.
Smell: hops. Sweet. Fruit. Orange. Pineapple.
Taste: very malty. Sweet. Caramel.
Feel: very dry. Medium carbonation.
Overall: ok. Doesn't taste like it smell.
First drank: home 7/19/14
arnold931 (525) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pretty clear amber color. Nose is citrus and pine. Taste is pretty bitter but settles out nicely. Good beer.
jandd1983 (2538) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a clear dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was moderately sweet, mango, orange and some grapefruit. The taste was moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit and some bread. It had a medium body, with light resin.
jkwalking05 (3705) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog) 12 oz Bottle. The look is clear, reddish amber colored, decent beige colored head. The smell is brown sugar, caramel, pine, grassy, hops, grapefruit, big and sticky. The taste is sweet, hops, bitterness, caramel, floral, grass, and dank.
swanmann (598) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle best by Sep 2013 - Dark rich amber orange, clear, with nice tan-ish head, settling slowly with nice lace. Immediate pine, grapefruit aroma faded quickly, some caramel and leathery funk. Some big bitterness up front in the flavor, definite caramel and semi-dry with slight metallic twang in the finish. It’s yummy, my description and rating reflects that I found this single out of date by a couple months.
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a bright golden brown with mellow carbonation and a nice rocky off white head. Aroma is sweet malt then spice floral hops on the back. It has a medium body with a creamy and slightly rich mouth feel. Flavor comes in malty giving nice toffee notes then the hops show with just a touch of pine and a spicy, peppery citrus. In the after taste the pepper hangs on with a mild bitterness. Overall its a very good IPA, but I feel it should be a little bigger as an Imperial.
Arayaga2 (1778) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a sparse white head. Aroma and taste are lemon and rich malt with an herbal hop finish $2/12oz
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with a large pillowy slowly evaporating taupe vertex. Aroma is tropical and vinous with floral hops, grapefruit and caramel. Taste of deep toffee, roasted malt, caramel, tropical fruit, grapefruit and a moderate bitter finish. Nice red IPA.
kevinator (888) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good solid example of the style. Nice piney aroma with a hint of citrus. Nice bronze color with a solid white head. Crisp and full palate with complimenting carbonation. Great mix of hops flavors with a burst of bitterness at the beginning that eventually mellows out near the end of the bottle. Malt background is solid but doesn’t have the sweetness as advertised. Enjoyed it.