Onslow (1232) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a slim 12 oz can. Clear amber brew with nice head. Aroma dominated by piney hops, some citrus. Taste is sweet malts at the very start with pine and resin kicking in mid swallow. Finish is solidly hoppy, but restrained with some of the sweet malts still coming through. Lots of malt from start to finish keeps this from being a hop bomb. Very good but not a standout as a DIPA.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can poured a darker brown color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours golden amber with medium white head and some decent lacing. nose is all pine and citrus hoppiness. flavor is no surpise - serious spruce and citrus (mainly orange) hops, although not overwhelming. thereís definitely a somewhat sweet, malty presence, which helps add balance. finishes with more orange notes along with creamy malt, as well as a hint of bitterness. medium texture; not all that thick, but definitely quite sticky.
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can to pint. Looks good; a semi-transparent orange with sticky off-white head. Smells and tastes solid; some hops and malt. Average on the palate. Decent, but forgettable.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can via trade with DrSilverworm - Pours a hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is big resin and pine hops. Flavor is much of the same with the addition of a little malt sweetness. Surprisingly, there is very little astringency and itís not very bitter. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Chris.
jgb9348 (4942) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper glow with a nice amber tint and a good sixed off-white head. Aroma of pungent, resinous (funny) hops with a lot of sweetness, a ton of malt and perhaps even more alcohol! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong piney and herbal hop notes dominate the flavour with a good malt backbone, a bit of sprucey and herbal hop notes and quite a bit of alcohol warmth at the end. Aftertaste is potent and filling with the hops obviously dominating, but some robust sweetness and oaky herbalness also noticeable. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA - not overdone and the small format can is nice as well. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Beer Table Pantry in New York, NY right before drinking this on the train upstate on 11-December-2012.
ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great dipa, amber brew with smallish white head. pine and grapefruit aroma, big pungent hop bomb. big bitterness lasts forever. love it!
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dank piney hops oranges caramel pale malts and butter on the nose. Pours golden orange nice color nice head. Flavors of pine dank oranges caramel toast and butter. Somewhat slick mouthfeel moves into a nice resinous finisg. Good beer sans butter.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Redlight. Deep golden pour with a white head that laces. Aroma of sticky, dank, and yes, resinous hops with some underlying sweet malts. Sticky sweet hops and caramel malt. Sweet smooth slightly bitter end. Pretty tasty!
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-11-18. Light hazy dark orange, small off-white head. 3+ Initial fruity hoppy aroma gives way a bit to a more alcoholic second wave, tropical fruit. Flavour is fairly bitter, modest fruity hop character, light malt support, modest alcohol in the finish grows stronger the faster you drink it, and as it warms up. Average plus bodied palate. Really nice hop character, simple but tasty. Just a little too warming overall, which is understandable considering the abv. Can from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo