Darkmagus82 (1816) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-15-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Poured a beautiful amber color with a thick off-white yellow tinted head. The head had wonderful retention but eventually faded to give a great deal of lacing.
Smell – A nice sweet caramel and biscuit aroma are mixed with a stronger pine smell. A grapefruit and lemongrass aroma are also present mixing with the others nicely.
Taste – The taste starts out biscuit and bready, with a lighter caramel flavor. These are mixed with a pine and citrus flavor. The pine grows stronger toward the middle of the taste where a lighter alcohol flavor comes onto the scene. Given more time the alcohol flavor gets stronger and when it mixes with more bitter citrus and some earthy hop flavors a bitter and boozy flavor is left on the tongue taking away from the overall taste.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is nice and creamy with a carbonation level that is medium. Both are wonderful for an Imperial IPA and really allow one to experience both the malt as well as the hop.
Overall – This would have been a wonderful brew as it had a fantastic look, smell, and mouthfeel, unfortunately its taste was quite off; There was far too much booziness and it was a bit on the bitter side.
cheap (4203) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another nifty bottle of beer from nike. Big dull hop aroma. Large thick rocky head on an orangish colored clear beer. Thick resinous palate. Taste, if you call it that, is nothing but crazy up front pine tar mixed with hand soap mixed with chewing on unripe green grapefruit rinds, and I don’t mean sour, I mean bitter, yeah wewy bitter, for the rest of the day ruined taste buds forget about eating dinner anytime soon. The epitome of highly hopped flavored beer. If I was looking for a kick in the jaw, and some of you are, this would be great. But I’m not impressed.
Cavie (3842) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a clear amber red color with a foamy white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy. Drippy hops, sweet and resiny. Flavor is dry, hoppy, sappy resin and more hops.
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ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska på Broadway. Vacker vitt skum. Sköna toner av knäck och apelsinmarmelad som återfinns i näsan och smaken. Bra balans och mycket trevlig humlebeska!
HKdIPA (298) - HONG KONG - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from QClub at home. Deep copper pour with thin foamy head. Slightly musty piney hoppy aroma with lots of candy sweetness. Taste is similarly piney hops with an unexpectedly thick/slick palate for a DIPA. Very bitter finish. Not bad - especially for the price.
grundsow (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Love IPA’s, but this one did not appeal to me. Too sweet, the malt gets lost, and there is some sort of spice overshadowing everything else. Too complicated, too much alcohol, just not a good taste.
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Gustav Adolf Torg
Bright amber color, hazy, with generous compact head. The aroma is strong and nice, a bit fruity and sweaty, lightly herbal (thyme and heather). Syrupy and oily mouthfeel; moderately sweet, with caramel and crystal malt flavor, hint of nuts and vegetables, strong bitterness. Elements are it cohesive, the result is not fully pleasant.
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker amber color with slightly off white head. Lots of flowery notes, grapefruit, and just a hint of pine; all follow onto the palate. Finishes very earthy, with almost a peat like aftertaste, interesting.
Koskela (300) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma from this brew is floral hops and maltieness with a red amber color amd a small white head. The taste is malty sweet lotsa hop flavor and a good touch of bitterness. Its a well balanced trio. The bitterness comes in the aftertaste. Its a medium/heavy bodied beer with decent carb. For a dipa not too bad. I would think there would be a bit more of a sweetness and a full body but worth a try.
klk343 (78) - - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2014 Out of a bottle. Strong bitter hops. Some burnt/malt flavors and hints of lemon. A good level of carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.