BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber Hazy light copper in color with a short head that settles quickly leaving a light layer of foam. Some citrus, grapefruit, faint floral notes. Simcoe hops stand out. Syrupy palate, medium bodied. Sweet and bitter flavors. Fruity peaches, nectarines and grapefruit yet not any tartness. Low acidity. Overall a very nice ale. Let it warm up first.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle to a snfter glass. Poured dark orange-redish in color. Smell faint hops and maybe alittle of grandmas house. I felt that the taste was very standard as far as imperial DIPAS, grapefurit woody in taste hop tingles on your tongue. I would buy again, but don’t go out of your way.
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thin tiny bubbled short lived head, with some lacing, over a hazy dark gold (SRM 6-7) body.......nose is heavy with pine, resin, pineapple, light citrus.....taste initially is sweet malts with caramel, later sharp bitterness, with pineapple and resin notes, finishing with licorice and a bitterness that lingers....mouth feel is thick and chewy, tiny bubbled carbonation gives a flavor explosion. Another of the myriad of well done DIPA’s. BJCP 8/2/16/4/7
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is a cloudy, dark amber with a half inch of sudsy white head. Nose is floral, hops, pine, malt, and oranges. Taste hops, caramel, oranges, and malt. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this is not bad at all. This DPIA favors more malt than hops, though both are very obvious, so it is a great introduction to the style for people whom are not hop heads.
ononews9 (52) - Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
as i am not a fan of very hoppy beer, this beer does not rank high on my list. aroma is pleasent, but the beer itself is quite bitter.
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty bitter hoppy grapefruit finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Bottle openend in Trojka.
Dark hazy gold with a good white head and plenty of lace. Big chewy hops and a great malty backbone. Nicely restrained for an American double IPA. A great hop blend that works really well. Good citric fruit, nice grassy notes, faintly resinous and just a hint of caramel. Hint of pepper in the finish with some good length to the bitterness and drying as it goes. Good beer.
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber orange pour light white head .... citrusy hop aroma nice lacing ..... taste of sweet malt and citrus grapefruit hop with a decent bitter hop bite at the end a mellow and enjoyable Imperial IPA .... have had better but this ones a winner
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold amber pour. Malt, sugar, and pine hop nose. Taste is semi-creamy, grapefruit, hop. Awesome.
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from GBBF, shared with tashi, 2nd Sept 09. Hazy amber, small magnolia head. Booze-laden hop aroma. Rich, with decent amount of malt to balance the piles of hops. Almost syrupy in terms of palate. Doesn’t feel "double" - just feels like an IPA with more alcohol. Really naff bottle too.