BeerSquare (114) - - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh, heck yeah-- this is just what I needed to remind me of the awesome, awesome beers that come out of Speakeasy. . . that for the most part I canít get here in Chi.
This is exactly what it should be-- a nice, huge, juicy, resiny DIPA.
It also has that great malt note that many of Speakeasyís beers feature-- such a nice balance to the hoppiness.
Not too tart, not too much-- a thoroughly enjoyable and drinkable dipa.
TheHopster (596) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22 oz bomber bottle). Thick and persistent head. Flavors of mellowed hops with citrus sweetness. Nicely hidden alcohol. Smooth finish.
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obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slutfest 2013: Pencil shavings and grass aroma. Clear amber, thick yellow head, good lacing. Flavor is hay, overripe orange, slightly vegetal, dry. Grassy finish. Meh.
Emeister84 (430) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of caramel, almond, pine, and lemon. Clear gold with fading, white head. Malty with a touch of sweetness, and balancing, earthy hops.medium bodied with good carbonation, some spice, and finishes with a snap of hops and lingering, nutty malts.
batneil (124) - - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth imperial IPA. Potent at 8.5%, but doesnít taste that strong as you drink it. Pale amber colour, slight fizz, very nice.
Pith (89) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber high carbonation with three finger light cream foamy head. Aroma is super grassy hops with grapefruit. Taste is grass hops like fresh spring into earthy quick middle with bitter grapefruit finish and lingering quiet but present aftertaste. Bit too much grapefruit for me and doesnít represent imperial IPA well.
RABinVA (678) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours deep gold. Slight white head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Taste is passion fruit, pineapple, grass, and a slight malt balance. Finishes crisp but slightly sticky.
ansalon (198) - SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice amber color with a medium-sized head. Aroma is lots of tropical fruit and grass. Taste is very well balanced with peach, mango, some floral notes and pine. Aftertaste strikes a great balance between bitter and fruity. Just great!
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Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber, thick white head, moderate lacing. Excellent hop floral bouquet to the nose. Delicious full hop bite, for an imperial ipa - it is very smooth and full flavored. May have found a new favorite.
-To IPA is to be.
oRos (608) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trying the new blend. On tap at capitol beer. Color pours copper with fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus. The taste is hop bitter with a nice balance of malt. Has a pine and grapefruit taste