Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical strong hop aroma - but a very sweet tasting IPA. Kind of a candy apple like taste, followed by rich, sweet hops, and then some more caramel like sweet flavors to finish. I'd call it a dessert IPA.
bpreo (2110) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
That is a vicious Imperial India Pale Ale (I IPA, not IIPA). Really harsh aftertaste, and lots of hops.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tastes like Pilsner Urquell from the early ’70s,but with 10.4% alc./vol.
A miracle brew from the masters in Chino.It’s a turbo-pilsner that will soon earn uber-praise from the CZ republic.Congrats on your well deserved perfect rating.2012 version.
Michbeerlover (146) - - MAY 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one is disappointing. Did not finish it. Just too boozy to enjoy. I like stores that allow you to buy just one beer to try. Had to buy a four pack and will try to give the other three of these away.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerSquare (117) - - MAY 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really love this one-- it has a searing, floral bite but then settles in with a very nice fresh, airy balance.
To me, the ’12 version seems just slightly maltier than the ’11, but it retains all the really interesting hop aromas and tastes. I find myself slurping up the foam before it’s gone, as some of the hop flavors are just amazingly unique, strong, and complex.
jonno (2346) - JAPAN - MAY 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full toffee/hop nose. Very sticky and very full bodied. Big hop blast - pine and citrus but pretty well balanced for the style. Perhaps missing a bit of nuance to make it a classic, it’s still an enjoyable, robust experience. The label art is fantastic as well.
Reid (2095) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz from "Lifesource" Salem.
Clear orange IPA,typical, with a robust tight,creamy white head.
Great wafts of hoppiness in the aromas resiny,floral,herbal..seemingly fresh
Very bitter..mostly herbal,some fruitiness way in the back..surprisingly the malts are strong enough..caramel,hay,nuts..wow
For all the terrific hop action this is quite well balanced on the tongue and the large alcohol content not really noticed..very well made!
Great beer fabulous
Bricktop86 (660) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amber with lots of soapy head. Smells mostly of piney hops with just a touch of caramel. Tastes of hops, earthy, grapefruit and a bit of malt. Warming alcohol on the finish. Very good balance even with 100 ibu’s its not too bitter.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big time IPA here. A nice copper colored pour with a medium sized white head. Piney citrus aroma; full flavor of hop bitterness with the citrus hop flavor. Very intense but also very good. A great beer to sip on but very dangerous with a 10% ABV.
Nickls (2022) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Nice fluffy off-white head on an rusty light orange. Lovely pine, resin and grapefruit hop aromas. Nicely aggressive Hopsun he flavor: resin, cedar, and pungent. Very clean and tasty. Medium body with lively carbonation.