nathan30533 (412) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This may be the hoppiest tasting and smelling brew that I have ever had to date. Smell and taste the hops. Good golden color with a nice forming head and good lacing. Good brew overall. Almost tooooo much!
shroud0fdoom (103) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: Honey orange, 2 1/2 finger head. Smell: Mild citrus, floral, earth, tropical fruits (pineapples, mango) herbal tea, honey sweetness. Taste: Floral, tea, grapefruit rind, heat, dry bitter finish. Feel: Medium body, above par carbonation. Overall: The flavor isn’t as outstanding as the aroma (atleast for me anyway). Flavor profile doesn’t last long before the bitter bite comes in and screams "Here’s Johnny!". I was hoping for more pineapple and mango as the nose tells me.. but I do get a nice long tobacco aftertaste. This brew is worthy.
LeftCoastRider (89) - , Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesomeness. Pours a clear gold with a moderate cream-colored head. Aromas of tropical fruits and flowers, and amazing flavors - it’s like candy. Sweet but still uber hoppy. Heavy bodied, very high in alcohol. One of my favorite beers, I just wish it were lower in alcohol.
pinkie (118) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange amber with exceptional clarity. Thin head that fell fast, no real retention. Left some fine, soapy wet lace. Nose is spicy with some citrus. First thing you smell is yeast and it smells like a pils. Dank. I even thought to myself "Ooh this is gonna be good." Light caramel malt, tropical fruit. Oranges and grapefruit. Lots of alcohol on the nose. Earthy and a little grass. Taste is the definition of hop bomb. I have been saving the phrase and I choose to spend for the first time on this beer. Resiny, oily and bitter. The tropical qualities of the fruits are lost in the background. Piney, boozy, lots of alcohol on the palate. Not subtle, not hidden not masked. There is plenty of malt in this. Goes from light caramel to bread and honey as it warms and some sugar to top it off. Mouthfeel is sticky , heavy, chewy, plenty of alcohol and alcohol dryness with just a touch of sweetness from the malt and from the fruits to remind you that they were there. The malt saves this beer but the fact that so much of it is needed to balance all the hops means that it adds to the heaviness. It felt like the hops were thrown in for the mere sake of hops and there was no real complexity or fruity flavor. The bitter was tolerable but combined with the heaviness and the alcohol it was altogether unpleasant. It drank hard. Short on actual flavor.
AxlLives (230) - Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour - @ RHP. Pours orange with minimal head. Nice aromas of oranges, citrus, and goody hops. Creamy palate, nice and smooth, balanced palate and loooong finish. Awesome.
Foxbush (991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods This was new experience. The IPA poured a very clear golden color with a HUGE head. There was lacing. this is good looking ale. The aroma was moderately sweet with grapefruit and citrus. The higher alcohol may contribute to the sweeetness and pineapple like flavors. The Imperial IPA has a nice medium body and aveage carbonation. The finish has sweetness and a slight burn on the lips. It is excting that Sierra Nevada is coming East to Asheville , NC.
b33r (525) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice bright gold translucent color with small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma and flavor are just all bitter hops with a light malty finish. Grapefruit and bitterness- not much else going on. Pretty simple hop bomb with a lot of alcohol.
beertholomeus (75) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an amber orange color with a creamy white head. Strong hop and citrus aromas. Strong hop flavor with hints of citrus. Bitter finish. Lots of flavor.
HAPonPAP (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried out of Bottle. Aroma was OK. Not exciting. Mouth feel was a little Heavy. I was hoping for a clean crisp beer. Taste was a bit malty but for a 10.4 I can’t complain. Hops seem to get lost. I would buy it again...mostly because I like the label.
tmongoose (668) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 on draft and it poured a golden orange almost copper color. minimal carbonation actually a soft carbonation. white head doesnt last long. solid aroma of hops that are mostly floral with citrus undertones. the one thing i like about this beer is that it was very smooth. had a decent bitterness on the tongue but didnt last long..almost a dry flavor. the flavor itself was very good and smooth. will have this one again.
ryanscourt (278) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is just fantastic and fresh. The flavors are great, extremely hoppy without being overbearing. Not oily at all. Bitter finish but not woody or overly piney. Best DIPA I have had to date and this is coming after visiting Three Floyds and having several of theirs.