rubbishystuff (2238) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2016 Not sure how to rate this. I enjoyed it but I thought the hop mix was a bit strange and almost biting. The citrus hops competes strangely with the herbal and pine flavors. Sharp flavors. But then maybe more hop-head minded drinkers would take something different away from this. Serving: Bottle
cheap (5152) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
from a bottle looks mouth coatingly viscous. smell is hoppy bomby. taste is an uppercut to the palate, wewwiee. gigantic nasty negative nellie rototiller across my bittered tongue. call the police, my girlie lager loving taste buds have been murdered. perfect on style double kick in the face thick indian viscous ale.
Frank (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a bit on the sweet, heavy side for a IIPA. It is very cloudy in the glass w/ a head of fine bubbles and nice patches of lace. The smell here is pleasant, floral honey notes and melon, but all together too subdued for the style. Taste follows suite w/ some simple sweet malts bringing out an orange zest character. This is full bodied w/ moderate carbonation and feels a bit sluggish across the palate. This is not really flavorful enough to be a slow sipper but is too strong and sticky to drink in quantity. It finishes w/ an earthy bitterness which helps balance that sweetness but still in a world where there are just so many good hoppy beers, I just don’t see the point of this stuff.
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Suprisingly easy to drink and really tasty. Kind of dank pot flavor from the abundance of hoppy. Crisp bitter finish. Pours orange in color from a 12 oz bottle. Had at home
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deyholla (9812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a strong sweet grain and biscuit note backed with a bit of grass and pine underlying. Flavor has bitter pine throughout with growing grass with some earthy and sweet grains underlying.
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour at two brothers brewery. Dark clear orange with white head. Grwpefruit and tropical dank aroma. Fruity and hoppy with a bitter finish. Pretty tasty. Not my wheelhouse IPA though
VipertheIV (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium orange pour with two finger white head. Aroma is dank and slightly floral. Dry and bitter finish
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at their taproom in Douglas. Pours a hazy gold with a thin off white head. Aromas are predominantly pine and some citrus. Very bitter. Alcohol is evident. Decent, but not great IIPA.
AWISLguy (2320) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Arminetti. Pours a hazy orangey copper with a pale orange head leaving little lacing. Aroma has pine and citrus, and pine and citrus. Very spicy and over-dry-hopped aroma. Caramel pokes through eventually. Taste is of spicy pine,herbs, bitter grapefruit with some caramelly malt solidly underneath. Medium bodied and more syrupy/tangy than anything else. Finishes bitter. A big fan of over layering, but this one is salty/tangy too heavily where it was a bit hard to drink.
edwardbass (775) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent Imperial IPA. Hops bitterness is pleasant, if a little "confused" from the different hops used. Just enough malt for my tastes, so that it doesn’t overbear the hops. The best from Saugatuck that I’ve had so far.
jtw (1151) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice bright hops aroma, with plenty of green citrus and grassy, woody bitterness. some big malt and crystal caramel body and tons of hops to bitter it up. full body and a full finish but an enjoyable hops experience. nicely done but a touch on the heavy side.