ansalon (612) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with no head. Aroma is honey, orange, peach, grapefruit. Taste is honey, peach, orange zest, grapefruit. Very well balanced!!
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ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy coppery color with a huge, creamy, off white head that leaves a nice lace. Huge piney hop aromas dominate the aroma with some nice smooth biscuity malt in the background. Smooth biscuity toasty malt starts the brew off before it transitions into the floral and piney hop flavors with a perfect amount of bitterness. The brew has a medium body, creamy and smooth, but remains fairly crisp and dry.
Imaena (1628) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Publik House Draught. Better of the 2 impy IPA’s I tried. This is a great beer for a fall evening.
keanex (1132) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled August 1, 2013 (1 month old).
Appearance: The body has a creamy, almost milky, haze with a beautiful orange to amber hue. The head is tall and creamy with good retention, settling into a thick white coating that is very persistent.
Aroma: The aroma is hops through and through with aromas of pine, orange, grapefruit, and a spicy presence with a touch of marijuana. The aroma has good strength, very enticing.
Taste: The flavor is moderately bitter, becoming strongest by the finish. Caramel is noted throughout and lingers a bit on the finish while the intro is spicy earthy pine with sweet orange and marijuana flavors. The finish lingers leaning sweet.
Palate: Creamy soft body with slightly sharp carbonation on the finish.
Overall: Smuttynose is an often overlooked brewery, please stop overlooking them. Start here if you must, this is a great imperial IPA.
metalhead0043 (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle for 3 bucks. Pours a hazy copper with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells like fruit and hops. A little caramel in there as well. Taste is mostly hop bitterness with a slight pine undertone. Not much else there. Average body and carbonation. A good DIPA, pretty easy to drink but not amazing. It could use some other flavor to balance out the bitterness.
jflopsu (276) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange with a thick white head and some sediment. Has a nice complex aroma of orange, hops and malt. Taste is light at first but slowly gets bitter. A nice mix of hop, orange, grapefruit and malt. Leaves a dry and bitter taste.
Chudwick (1533) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - pours cloudy deep gold/orange with white head and great lacing. Nose is citrus, pine, and spruce. Flavor adds a malty backbone. very hoppy - my wife made a super-bitter face - classic. I’d expect something like this to be from the West.
Scrapersnbeer (1245) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Resinous pine tar aroma overlaying a caramel foundation. Thick yellow appearance. Hard, stone dry bitter taste. Really astringent beer. Body is heavy, but a hard feature to notice. Mean stuff, and not nuanced like I expect from these people...what do I mean ’These people?’
closey22 (570) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy orange golden with thin foamy lacy offwhite head; light soft sweetish aroma with notes of oregano; Flava is rich hoppy bitter with a malty start almost like sweet bread; feel medium thick with a little foamy fizz; finishes dry and very bitter from hops with notes of crude oil
hman43 (156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Excellent aroma, citrusy and one of the most pleasant I’ve smelled. The head is actually slightly peach colored. There are bits floating in the glass. The head is medium bodied and clings to the side. The taste lacks the citrus nature of the smell, it is more rind like. The rind like taste messes with the palate some.