Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 6/19/15 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-38° in Shaker-Pours a clear amber with a small tan head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of malt, hops, caramel, and alcohol. This medium to full bodied brew has a lot of malt and alcohol going on in it and not a lot of hops.
ibrubeer (291) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is nice, with a bit of raisin actually! Clear dark golden color, with a nice tight white head and pretty good lacing for a beer with this much alcohol. Very pleasant hoppy taste. Good balance of malt and hops. Taste a little piney, sweet flavor, citrusy. Medium bodied...maybe a bit more than that. Overall, a very nicely balanced DIPA. Alcohol is not too evident.
kevinsenn (1970) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. Citrus, raisin, and resin aroma. Boozy brandy taste with raisin and citrus fruits. Moderately bitter finish.
YigSvartka (276) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent golden orange with a miniscule sized white head. Pleasant aroma containing notes of citrus, malt, caramel, and hops. Full bodied and quite smooth. Malt, caramel, and vanilla backbone with citrus and hops upfront. Finish is only slightly bitter, but this is likely due to age.
badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a thin head. Some pine and caramel aroma. Strong caramel and malty flavor. Moderately bitter.
RSRIZZO (1940) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 43°. Color is a deep clear golden amber with good carbonation and a small tight off white head. Aroma is a faint hop scent with sweetness in the back ground. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is crisp, clean and bitter with just a hint of malt showing backed by some pine and a nice bitterness. After taste is clean as the bitterness hangs on and after a few sips you start to get the alcohol. Overall I like it, it’s super easy drinking and 9% abv doesn’t hurt. But it’s definitely not a stand out and for a Double IPA there isn’t much in the flavor or aroma.
vandc01 (334) - North Branch, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz can with a enjoy by date of 7/3/15.
Appearance is nice, but is lacking in aroma and taste for what I would expect out of a solid DIPA.
Good beer, but I have had a lot better DIPA
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Utah State Liquor Store #06 in Logan, Utah
Purchased: May 2, 2015
Consumed: May 4, 2015
Misc.: Enjoy by July 25, 2015
Poured a light amber, auburn, slightly clear color with six fingers of khaki-white, frothy head. Lots of big bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass, almost looking like floating pulp at times. Average amount of spotty foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled lime zest, Cascade, floral, Citra, nectarine rind, resin, herbal and caramel. (Smell - 3.75)
Tasted a bit better than the nose, getting rye, caramel, resin, Cascade, pine cone, nectarine rind, Citra and booziness late, but still nowhere near 9 percent. (Taste - 3.88)
Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.00)
Didn’t quite live up to my thoughts from a few nights ago, when I had four cans, but still pretty good. Nice beer for the style. (Overall - 3.88)
3.87 87 B+
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle from HyVee Ankeny. "Enjoy by 6/24/2015." And I am striving to have more of my Imperial IPA’s fresh, finding that aging isn’t always best. So this throws off a big luscious smell of green leaf hops right under the cap. Poured into an IPA tulip, its shows a darker body than most IPAs, more of an amber color, under a thick but lacy head. Hops smell is more subdued in the glass, perhaps as it’s being confronted by some strong malt (but no alcohol smell). Sipping gives me a slightly syrupy, caramel tasting malt. A strange thread of astringent patent roast malt, either my imagination or they slipped in just a little for color. Hops are rustic, with a dominating taste of pine needles and overall just a slightly prickly bitterness. Thick mouthfeel forces me to enjoy this slowly. A good strong IPA, definitely best enjoyed fresh!
rjwhite41 (55) - osceola, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a clear medium amber with a thick off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of light pine, caramel and tangerine. Not over the top but very pleasant. Tastes of caramel, pine, tangerine, and grapefruit with a nice even bitterness/ acidity that finishes through to a moderately dry finish. Body is medium to full. Very drinkable for a 9% with the alcohol well hidden. Very good beer.