BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber bodied with foamy beige head. Profusiion of mid- to heavy hop aroma. Humid, co-humulone is felt, but yet subdued. Woodsy and sharply floral. Overflowing with resin. Nice, sweet, floral hop resin. Full-bodied with well rounded bitterness. A swarthy brew. A glass full of summerís bloom.
Crit (3228) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber,small beige head.Salty hop/malt nose.Full bodied well balanced palate.Decent hop profile,big malt in back.Long hop finish. Good lace
Elwood (2960) - 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 (2959) - 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.
maxwelldeux (2944) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is quite malt forward, as you get a little subtle toasting along with some earthiness in this. Taste is a little sweet up front, and actually ends up feeling a little resiny. Not a great example.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, big caramel and citrusy nose. Thick caramel backbone. Lots of grapefruit. Malty, simple and enjoyable.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Elliott Bay - Pours a translucent but very deep golden orange, with a moderate rocky head. Floral hoppiness, fresh flowers, rosewater, some light alcohol burn. Truly smells like fresh hops dispersed in the glass. Mouthfeel is resiny oils, backed up with sweet caramel toffee maltiness. One of those beers that saves the day
madvike (2543) - 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.
bytemesis (2435) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, small off white head, good lacing. Aroma is pine and caramel. Flavor follows. Bit of citrus. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Medium sweet, medium bitter.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy light gold with a large creamy white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, pungent herb, some lemon. Taste has a nice amount of sharp lemony bitterness with some herbal tea leaf qualities. Long bitter finish, more than the Gale Force that I just had. Nice sweet bready malt balance. Good stuff. Better than expected after being let down by the Gale Force.