bigred22 (84) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was really excited about this beer it arrived in the stores right before my birthday. So I had the okay to stock up on beer. I feel like my money could of went to something better. I am a Hop Head DIPA = Favorite Style... This beer just isn’t balanced and the hops almost burn your tough with bitterness. Maybe it’s the hops they use
Aroma: I popped open my first one and the smell was fantastic, I was really excited about getting 24 of these guys
Appearance: Looked right up my alley with a dark orange tint with a thin white head
Taste: With Hopslam being my favorite DIPA I was hoping for something great. Boy was I disappointed. Unlike Hopslam, Hopstopid, Dreadnaught act... the balance is just not there
Palate: I gave the palate a high score, because it definitely give your palate all it could ask for
Overall: Very disappointed, and other than the standard Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... I’m not to impressed with what they offer as far as IPA’s go
Padron4KM (670) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle.
Dark copper, thick sticky head and lace.
Aroma is fresh pine, tropical fruit, citrus, perfume.
Flavor is sweet caramel, and bready malts, followed by citrus, pine, tropical, juicy bitterness. Long lasting finish.
BroadestTom (166) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma bread, floral, citrus, earthy,
Appearance amber, clear, white foam, tan foam,
Taste very bitter, medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, bitter,
Overall a real bitter ipa that will not be for everyone but for the people who love strong imperial ipas then I would suggest this beer to them
jc1762 (230) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a taster showing moderate filtration and dark amber with sparse white foam.
The nose shows sweet creamy malts
The palate is lightly carbonated and very thick bodied almost to the point of syrup. Not sure if I got an off bottle, but a lot of sweet caramel malts on the start and a sharp IPA bitterness that is heavily tamed by the malty sweetness. Given it’s 100 IBU’s you can definitely taste it on the finish but a lot more malt than I enjoy.
cattrall (52) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - JUL 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bam!! And this is coming from some one who loves hops to the max. But this is one hoppy beer. Perhaps the most intense hops bitterness I have ever tasted, barring a few silly ones. Pours with no head a lovely copper colour. Intense aroma. As pervious reviewer said, true that the sweet malt (probably added to offset the intense hops) does somehow take away from the hops combination. But overall a unique, excellent (and good for one at a time max) IPA.
JK (4973) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hop aroma on this beer, both from the bottle and from the class, I could smell it from two feet away. It looks good, copper color, thick head. Flavor is a blend of hops and sweet malt, which takes away from the hops somewhat. I am not sure this was the best hop combination for this beer, I found it to get dry and herbal about half way through. Still, very good. It is one of the most hop-intense beers I have had in a long time.
Brentv (486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Pours a clearorange yellow with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and some caramel. Taste is citrus, with an intensely nice full flavor of citrus with some fruits. Nice gentle sweetness. Dry bitter finish.
Mark_Eck (1152) - - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color. Aroma and taste are citrus, pine, grapefruit, and a very bitter aftertaste.
markas101 (2005) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, Hopcat, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Clear gold, honey resin aroma. Sweet, more honey, mild finish. Great. Too smooth for the strength. But great.
colui72 (261) - HONG KONG - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautifully golden-orange, with thin beige head. Fruity aroma and fruity taste with an explosion of hops. Alcohol could have been hidden better. A great beer overall.
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: spruce, citrus, floral, caramel,
Appearance: clear dark gold, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Awesome, will definitely be getting more