MattShizzle (600) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Bottle. Light golden color - very clear. Aroma is very hoppy. Really good - nice and hoppy still with some malt flavor.
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ncbc. Pours a crystal clear brilliant gd with a loose white head. Rich grapefruit and peach nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Resteained toast and caramel notes on the mid palate along with bold grapefruit and peach. A big, bold, explosively flavored dipa thats right in every way. Very well done if somewhat unexceptional.
MacBoost (1775) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy light orange with a huge whiff of aromatic hops in the nose. Thin head. Bitter, biting citrus hops. Mouthfeel is thin due to a lack of a huge malt backbone. This is hoppy and very clean tasting. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall a great beer. Would certainly buy again.
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is clear light golden with a modest white head. Retention is on the average side, while the lacing appears a bit spotty in this snifter - The aroma may be a little nicer than the flavor profile, honestly. Caramel and melons on the nose. So no. Not quite a double, I guess. I suppose it makes it a bit more drinkable , though? Melons, Tangerines, caramel - not bad.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, golden, orange tinted body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nice and very fresh. Big on the tropical fruits. Lots of mango, melon, peach, papaya, and a lighter pineapple-orange. A good amount of grainy, pale malts with a moderate caramel sweetness. Hops are mostly grass with a light mix of pine and floral. Flavor is similar, but a bit sweet. A distinct, sweet pale malt and caramel up front while staying fairly grainy. Lots of piney grapefruits and tangerines along with a good amount of tropical fruits. Finishes dry with a moderate bitterness that is grassy and piney as well as citrusy and tropical. Also fairly sweet and grainy with a light resin. Lengthy aftertaste following a slightly fuller than medium, smooth body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a flavorful DIPA/IPA. Fairly sweet and grainy all-around, but there is a nice tropical/citrusy fruit to this along with a pleasant mix of pine and grass. I like the balance on the aroma a bit better, but this was pretty good.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Southern Tier does it again. Amazingly fresh grassy aroma. Appears light and fruity but once you take a sip it coats your mouth like a huge beer, with a sweet fresh hoppy grassy citrus explosion, love.
espenra (996) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Slightly hazy golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy aroma. Lots of tropical fruits. Flavour is bitter and hoppy. Tropical fruits again as well as some malts.
hallinghansen (2906) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light amber body with a medium white head. Aroma has grapefruit, soap, peach, oranges, pine. Flavor is malt, oranges, peach, notes of pepper and citrus. Bitter finish.
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber with a moderate head. Light aroma of hops, honey and grass. Taste is a little under medium bodied, with a smooth palate and nice layers of grassy hops. Was hoping for a bit more, has a fair amount of hops, but not that much more.
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 This IPA was purchased at The Caboose in Ashland, Va. The IPA poured a very clear golden color. The aroma was of citrus and pine. The head was about 1/2 inch and laced down the glass. The medium body IPA was excellent. The alcohol was right in the higher range for IPAs. The whole experience was excellent. Very smooth finish with some bitterness. I need to learn what defines an Imperial IPA.
I enjoyed another at the new location for Buzand ned’s in Richmond’ West End. I agree with the comments and will leave the rating as it stands.