Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a nice copper color with a short lived off white head. The nose has light tropical hop notes with a bit of citrus zing. The flavor is pretty subdued for a IIPA. There are notes of toasted brown bread, grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Middle of the road for the style, but not offensive in any way.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park
8/20/2011: Scuttlebutt Hoptopia Imperial India Pale Ale... Aroma: Frush, juicy citrus, including grapefruit, tangerine, hints of pineapple and mango. Appearance: The color of honey, hazy; nice, bubbly beige head with spotty lacing. Flavor: Toffee maltiness overrun by tons of great hops; ample bitterness that grows throughout: citrus peel, orange, red grapefruit; just a touch of nice alcohol vents in the finish. Palate: Average. Overall: Very tasty!
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 8% by Vol.). Rating #42 for this beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a weak white head. The aroma is a mix of sweet malts, floral hops, orange peel and some pine like hoppiness. The taste has plenty of hop bitterness mixing with a modest degree of hop flavor coming from pine, floral, citrus and tropical fruit like hoppiness. Behind the hops is an adequate malt sweetness that is creating a pretty nice body for this beer. It seems the hop profile is going in all directions and pulling itself apart to a certain extent. Plenty of hops here though.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with white head. Light citrus hop aroma. Flavour is much citrusy hop not all that bitter but with a sweet naartjie note. Long hop finish. Does not taste all that strong, but is.
Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet with some citrus, and taste is the same, and relatively bitter and boozy. Kinda muddled and unremarkable $3/12oz
trujahwarrior (397) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle in my Spiegalau ipa glass pours a slightly hazy orange color with q thick off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, tropical, resin and citrus. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is thin and oily with ok carbonation ans a dry finish. Overall this is a more of a tropical citrus forward double ipa. Not as hoppy as I expected though. I like it better on tap. One of my favorites from Scuttlebutt still.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: pours a clear copper bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale caramel malty nose with a touch of tropical fruits and citrusy hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness with some fruity hop notes and mild bitter balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Could be a little more assertive, but is pretty drinkable.
madvike (2376) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle with no date, and Iím guessing itís past its prime based on the taste. Pours lightly hazy amber (I stopped before pouring all the yeast in) with a decent-sized off-white head. Nose is buttery caramel and toffee with a hint of pine and herbal hopping. MIght have guessed this was a barley wine if I was tasting this blind. Taste is about the same, but with more pine sap and an unpleasant sharp, boozy, grassy hoppiness. Thick and slick in the mouth, resinous. Iím guessing this is a lot better fresh, based on the other reviews.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Hazy unfiltered orange-tan body with a frothy,glass lacing head. Decent IIPA, earns some points for being 8.99 a six pack certainly. Leaning towards the toasty side of the IIPA equation, with some dry, biter, grapefruit hops. Bullion hops? First Iíd heard of them..now fascinated. Middle of the road in a lot of respects, but still well executed and pleasant.
Sammer (966) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botle. Taste is ripe citrus, pine cones, hay and gentle booze. Smooth and very nice.