kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours from the bomber to a hazy orange red with thick white head that lingered thru the entire drink and left great lacing on the glass. Aroma was a very pronounced citrus grapefruit hop, with a hint of apples and lemons, alomng with malted dark fruit. Mouthfeel was full (almost to the point of being chewy) and delightfully bitter, with just enough malty sweetness to keep from getting out of hand. The flavor of the taste just accentuated the aromas of the nose, and the finish was long, bittersweet and dry, as expected. By far the best I’ve had from Smutty.
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle from Julio’s. Pours out a hazy light orange color. White head fades to nothing. Strong aroma of sweet burnt rubber and spice. Flavor is sweet and malty up front with layers of muddled hop bitterness. Nothing stands out. very strong finish with some fruity bitterness.
ippopotamo36 (360) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Macche in Rome. Pours yellow/orange peel color, unfiltered with a white solid foamy head. Nose: background hint (very light) of caramel, speck ham. Mouth: smoked-fried bacon, lemon grass, blast of bitter hops. One of the most peculiar Imperial IPAs I have ever drunk!
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LizMeade (11) - - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Floral hops in the nose, and aroma, deep and complex hop flavors, had great hop finish.
erikjsolsen (8) - - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very hoppy, fresh and wonderful IPA. Long, fresh, delicious aftertaste. True, but distinct IPA made but one of the Northeast best breweries.
Lizmidsize (2) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Now being dry hopped, love it before and love it more now. A fantastic American IPA.
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Hopgeist 2014 pour light gold. Nose dank earthy hop with some floral character. Taste more floral, citrus, and slight grassy hop. Fairly sweet early mid palate. Lingering bitter finish. Certainly don’t get the 120 ibu.
phikus (80) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014 Aroma of pineapple and grapefruit, citrus, alcohol and a touch of honey. Taste of citrus pine biscuit malt, grapefruit juicyness. They keep the juiciness well balancedcwith resinous pine characteristics. Works very well. This years is great. This beer should be rated yearly not as just itself. I don’t think they have used the same recipe twice and I highly doubt more than that. Always one of my favorites. This one is very well balanced without compromising complexity.
williamstome (992) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour, small white head. aroma is quite hoppy- pot, pine. Kind of funky. Great flavor though, spicy, grassy, grapefruit.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wish list beer, 2 months old. Tons of hops and tons of bitterness in this one, to the point they keep this beer from being better. the slightly sweet pineapple aroma and flavor are relagated to the background by the intense bitterness. decent, but i’d like to taste the beer juuust a tad more. 2nd/3rd time around - not really aging well, even though it doesn’t have much age on it. overrated in the high 90’s...probably done with this beer after the 4-pack. the weird bitterness just a bot off putting, and i like unapologetic bitter beers."
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle. Pours a hazy gold with medium, creamy head. Really nice fresh hops in aroma: pine, resin, cream, citrus and some alcohol. Same taste notes + a gentle tone of fresh ground black peppers. Long finish with lingering bitterness.
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