Tap57 (19) - Gatineau, Quebec, - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought at Bear world, Watertown, NY dec 11.
Nice orange color with perfect head which stays
Really lively with lots of sediments floating around
Citrus and alcohol aroma
Mouth: texture is thick and oily with lively carbonation
This is a really bitter beer! great brew from Smuttynose.
ADesenberg (310) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours a stunning orange with a foamy off white head. Aroma is citrus... Lemon and grapefruit. This flavor is a bitter treat... Full bodied and biting... Itís grapefruit, and bread... Perfect for what I want in an ipa. Delicious.
bubbleflubber (1465) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the ISIS in Asheville. Pours an orange-amber into the glass, with a diminishing suds head that leaves sparse webbed lacing. The nose is all about citrus, oranges and grapefruit abound. Lots of orange and grapefruit upfront, with some cracker and rind/zest mid-palate. The finish is a nice resin bitter. Semi-active carbonation and a sticky palate make this bold offering a real treat! Yummy!
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Imperial_Scout (149) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with white head. Sweet ops but a bit overpowered with malt in the taste and nose.
Ed5388 (628) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin pillowy white head. Not much aroma. Mostly malt and some light grapefruit and lemon notes. Taste is really bitter grapefruit, lemon rind, apricot, and a spicy booziness on the finish.
mikedR (408) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an imperial for sure -- the A stands for ABV, which I'd a whopping 9.2. Resiny, pine-forward DIPA. Not a bad malt backbone. Subdued bitterness. Recommended!
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dphoxie (59) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh. I applaud this dive-ish bar for stocking better beers. This was poured draft into an ice cold 30 ounce mug. Soo Iíll be hammered by the time this is done. Not much aroma probably due to the mug. Taste is definitely hoppy, some alcohol burn. Iím pretty sure this was better last time I had it.
AZBennett (112) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in trade with Homer321, thanks man! Pours a hazy dark gold with a decent size head that leaves a surprising amount of lacing behind. Aroma is slight and basically light citrus and pine. Flavor is massively hoppy. Every type of hop (citrus, pine, earth, just plain bittering hops) are all combined in this monster of an IIPA. The palate is perfect for a IIPA nice and sticky and thick. This leaves behind a huge bitter aftertaste. If memory serves Palate Wrecker and Ruination donít leave this level of hop bitterness behind. Overall this is a pretty darn good IIPA, the level of hops is immense and this weighs in at 120 IBUs which is not a big surprise. Glad I have 4 bottles and 2 more on the way cause I am digging this!
tcane7 (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capones. Pours a lightly cloudy gold with thick, fluffy, off white head and web lacing. Nose of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine. Nice hop taste, good bitterness, some sweet honey malts. Solid
crajun (709) - , Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 From poorly taken notes. Better than most ipas for me but not at level of dipa. Light citrus in aroma and flavor. Med palate. Shitty notes easy to drink with good balance
StaleBeer (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color but cloudy, chock full of yeast sediments. Strong pepper hop smell with plenty of citrus fruits. Good malty backbone balances the powerful peppery palate. Earthy blend of fruits smooth out the bitter back end. Great tasting DIPA that packs a punch! Now say that 5 times fast.