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.
rougeau13 (2054) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with heavy lacing white head. Aroma resin, earth, caramel, flowers. Nice bitterness. Medium bodied. Good stuff.
Strife21 (182) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden orange with a bit of white sticky head. Smell is caramel malt, hops and resin. Taste is malty up front then a splash of bitter resin on the finish. Medium body, light carbonation.
Thought this was way to malty for an IPA
rondphoto (2363) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Clear pale amber with a full white head that shrinks to a good cover, sheets of lace. Good looking. Nice aroma of light malt and strong hops. Taste is solid lightly caramelized malt that is taken by solid citrus hops. Both sides move to a finish to savor. A deceptively strong IPA, most excellent. High recommendations.
MaBeer1972 (1374) - 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 (413) - 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!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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.
drsordr (1268) - 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 (94) - 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 (1035) - 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 (6160) - 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."