puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Well, my bros back home are all drinking Hill Farmstead, and I’m drinking this, so it’s an inevitable disappointment, but really its not too bad. Kind of cheesy, but the hops are fresh. Medium bodied with a somewhat slimy finish.
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22nd September 2009
9.2% ’Imperial IPA’. Hazy amber beer. Spicy hop aroma. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Rich mouth watering hops that are never overly bitter. Grapefruit, pineapple, lesser notes of peach and orange. Distinct licorice spice towards the end. Very drinkable and tasty.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ brewpub. Great lacing on a deep amber beer with rising bubbles. Big bouquet of hops. 81 IBUS is crazy. Just sacks full of forest hops. Minty overtones in the flavors. Tastes a little muddled at first...Fruity flavors are highly complex tho. Asian pair and acidic orchard fruit like white grape. Solid and big body. Great malt backbone but one that never interferes. Strong but good.
Oakes (15457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub, 8.4%. Copper colour with a thick head. Crystal malt and minty hops with hints of grapefruit. Rich hoppiness, minty with slight pomelo and guava. The malts are a light cystal malt character.
daleharshman (1038) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Sun Devil Liquors in Phoenix ($5.99). Pours a murky red-orange with only a thin layer of off-white head. Aroma of bready malts and caramel with lesser hoppy notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor has some hop notes (citrus) but is rather overpowered by some very sweet caramel malts. This is the sweetest IPA / DIPA I have encountered. Maybe this bottle is a little old? Very little carbonation but at least the high ABV is well hidden. Disappointing. (215, 555)
Fin (9457) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Peter Fowler, The Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon 28 April 2011 Sweet nose and sweet in the mouth. Copper in colour hard bittersweetness at edges, citrus flicking around, fine. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Rating #213. Golden orange pour with a white head and a spotty lacing. Citrusy aroma with a little wet cardboard, sweet malts. Sweet caramel with moderate bitterness and more light cardboard, a little old maybe. (1660)
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange out of the bottle, white head. Aroma has notes of grapefruit, candied citrus, touch of pine, and some caramel. Taste is sweet grapefruit, candied orange, pine, caramel, and a half bitter half sweet finish. Not bad, a bit on the sweet side.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review from notes. Drank this about a week ago when BA was down.
Poured into a pint glass.
4.5 A: Semi-clear medium orange color. Two fingers of sticky creamy off white head. Above average retention and tons of lacing.
3.5 S: Surprisingly, malts dominate the show here. Somewhat bready with lots of caramel sweetness. Darker fruits such as raisin and plum. Hops are mainly herbal in nature.
4.0 T: This, as I expected from the nose, is a barleywine-esque DIPA rather than a balls to the walls hop bomb. Caramel malts dominate and lend a healthy sweetness. I’m picking up raisin again, but not the other stuff. Alcoholic tinge on every sip. Not too complex, but tasty nonetheless. Citrusy hop flavor.
3.5 M: Heavy body. Good carbonation. Creamy as well, but a bit cloying.
4.0 D: Good all around malty DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-03-2009 02:13:16
obguthr (5578) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle best by 7/2009: Very oaky overripe whole orange nose. Shimmering copper, thin head. Malty and woody. Moss, dirt, and overripe oranges are prevalent. Not super bitter, but very earthy. Alcohol burn is tasteful and appropriate. Pretty nice.