rangerred (899) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours an almost clear dark orange with a thin fizzy head that is quick to fade leaving a ring around the side of the glass.
Aroma is wonderful citrus hops with a little bit of pine thrown in. A touch of alcohol along with some caramel.
The flavor is an explosion of hoppy goodness with tons of citrus in the way of pineapple and orange. There is a little bit of pine but it is more in the background. Some caramel and toffee along with bready malt is there to back up the hops. Huge bitterness attacks the taste buds and lingers on the back of the throat long after the finish. Alcohol becomes noticeable through the nose but is not overwhelming.
Overall, a good but not quite spectacular beer. A slightly better than average IIPA but is still can’t touch Hopslam in my opinion. Don’t think I will be picking up another four pack.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, pours a medium amber with thick off white head. Aroma is a hop medley that has citrus and grapefruit little bit of a woody note. Heavy mouthfeel with strong alcohol presence. Flavor is huge hop with a lot of complexity there is a lot of different hop character with a full and rich malt backbone that provides nice warmth. Overall this is a must try for a hop head looking for something interesting with a high abv, would love to try this aged in oak.
sudsmeister (64) - Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle from a 4-pack. Nice marketing on this one; the label really stood out. This is a great imperial/double IPA! Reminded me of Great Divide Hercules. Over the top amounts of hops and malt fermented to a high ABV. Just my style. Sierra Nevada just keeps putting out better and better beers. I hope this one will not be as seasonal as Bigfoot.
dresden (812) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangey yellow with a foamy white head. Tons of citrus aroma. Harshly bitter but impressively easy to drink with all the alcohol. Sweet and resinous with a sticky mouthfeel. Great beer.
skokott (42) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Syrup, hops, brown sugar, cinammon.
Tastes like a standard Sierra Nevada IPA with more ABV and sweetness (but not overwhelmingly so).
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops in the nose, in the mouth, in the back of the throat. Rich and unyielding hops. The high alcohol content delivers a warm and fuzzy punch, but it also tends to get too cloying and sweet. This is typical with these strong IPAs. This would be a fine beer to sip on a late fall evening.
Ben51781 (8) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little head on the pour. Honey-colored in the glass. Outstanding aroma - floral scents. Great taste is slightly marred by heavy ABV. Dry, bitter finish sticks to the palate for quite awhile. Enjoyable beer but a bit harsh.
truebluehes (166) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Awesome... Huge hops, strong malt.... sweet Imperial IPA. Thick/syrupy on the palate... maybe a bit much, wish it was a little dryer on mouthfeel... solid after a shake or two. One of the best Imperial IPA’s I’ve had.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where to start? This was pure unadulterated hoppy goodness, really balanced and tasty and sooooo easy to drink. A winner for hopheads!
badpuppy69 (208) - orange, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 I dont know how to really describe this beer accept its completely hopalicious!The first three or four swigs are a little bitter/and crisp but then the tast Buds shift then its a pure hops fest! Citrusy and piney floral, taste and aroma, great beer! Reminds me of dog fish head 90 minute with slightly less malt sweetness.