alliance100 (603) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Hopcat GR - pours a hazy orange . Big resinous earthy aromas. Pretty big bitterness that lingers , mild citrus notes , a bruiser of an IPA
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A superb bottled beer that is even better from the tap. Goes down a treat - the only drawback is its strength (too strong to have too many)!
Mindwarp (35) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Bomber into a DFH Ale IPA glass--Pours a clear dark gold with lots of foam, Piney is what people are calling the aroma and I will agree because its as close as anything I could think of. Imagine a pine tree the grows lemons. The longer I let it sit the more lemony it is and less piney. The flavor is like the smell. Canít really taste the alcohol and Iím not sensing any bitterness. As it warms up it is getting thicker. Not one of my favorite IPAís but not bad, By the way its getting lemonier the warmer it gets.
**Disclaimer- this is being tasted after having a different brand of IPA that I could not finish the second bottle of and may cause me nightmares for weeks and also my taste buds may need healing.**
NeuroPliny (142) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Southern Tier with ML. Pours clear copper with a persistent off-white head; good lacing. Nose is hops, citrus, and pine. Surprising sweet malts on the tongue. Hints of caramel and roasted malts. Beautiful Imperial/Double IPA.
jhp40219 (301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber poured into a flute glass. Pours a slightly hazy pumpkin orange when held up to light with a nice white fluffy head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Hop aroma is there, but not overpowering. Mostly pine and grass with bready malts. Taste is slightly toasty wheat and white bread up front with a solid amount of pine and grassy hops and a bit of caramel underneath it all. Long malty finish of toasty bread and biscuits. Medium to full bodied, sticky texture, low average carbonation. I really like the fact that this is a IIPA, but neither the heavy malt bill or the hops bash you over the head like so many other IIPAís Iíve had. Very mellow, not overpowering at all. Alcohol is well hidden. Would never have guessed this was upwards of 10% ABV. Yet another excellent brew from Southern Tier!
dojken (189) - - APR 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska.Mycket sŲtma idoften. Frisk med fruktinslag. Smaken fint balanserad med torkad frukt och kakdeg. Fin kršmig malt beska avrundar denna goda amerikan som Patrik o jag delar pŚ Ishikaya.
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Tom Leonards The Imperial IPA poured a clear deep amber with off white head and good lacing. The aroma was muted but you detect pine, caramel malts and orange. The complex Imperial IPA is a joy to experience. A very well constructed IPA. The alcohol is deceptive and warms you at the finish. The medium body IPA had soft to average carbonation. This is special a ale and worthy of tasting.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on-tap at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
The pour is a really nice light orange sort of color with a decent amount of lacing. The smell is decidedly malty, actually, with a good hop prescence, but itís not a DIPA thatís bursting from the seams with hops. The flavor is similar -- a crystal/pale malt flavor is pretty high, but alright, just not what I expected. A nice sweet hoppiness thatís more fruity than piney. Kind of pale ale-esque, actually. Pretty good mouthfeel.
91 overall...? Eh. I think itís the malts used, but thereís a flavor that Iím not huge on. A very nice, easy drinking beer that Iíd surely have again, but itís not a GREAT brew. Alcohol is hidden flawlessly though, and itís quite drinkable. Nice one, but far from Southern Tierís finest.
ttoadee (614) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold pour, thin head. Nose is floral hops with a hint of alcohol. Bitter. Middle is marmalade and cream. Finish shows a fair amount of alcohol and a pleasant, even, hop bitterness with great depth and length.
SHANER4 (469) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-Poured cloudy golden amber color with thick pillowy head. Aroma is your typical DIPA : citrus, pine and earthy grainy malt. Taste is spot on for style, not overly bitter and has great balance. Has a medium body and finish is smooth and somewhat dry. Overall an excellent beer, alcohol is barely noticeable and very easy to drink for a IIPA!