SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I just wish this alcohol content wasn’t so high so I could drink it constantly. This may be the best brew I’ve ever tasted. I can’t imagine what this must taste like on tap.
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy medium amber with a 2-3 finger, creamy off-white head that has great retention and leaves good lacing. Aroma is tons of mixed citrus a little pine and a decent amount of melon and passionfruit/mango heavy tropical fruit, some dust grain, toast and palntiness tag along, but the big, fresh hoppy flavors really steal the show. Flavor is Caramel, toast, sweet grain and cereal and biscuit an intstant before the big rush of complex citrus and tropical fruit hop floods in, its all a bit raw, and some pine might seep in here and there but the fruity hops really steal the show. There are some mineral, nutty toffee, and light boozy notes that come out at it warms. Palate is medium bodied and creamy to sticky on entry with a light to moderate carbonation and dry finish. Light to moderate and moderately sharp carbonation. Really great beer, as it warms it becomes pretty harsh (bitterness, acidity and booziness), not unusualy with IIPAs but it seems the harshness kicks in at a lower temperature than IIPAs at a similar quality level.
HonusWagner (1320) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really solid punch of something like sweet orange with a bit too much of a caramel malt character that makes it linger on the palate for too long. Boozy, not super drinkable, but good for a snifter.
Marheb (1945) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 Dans mes archives gustatives, aucun liquide aussi résineux n’a été répertorié jusqu’à ce jour...ou presque.
smaynard6000 (604) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with generous frothy white head. Hoppy citrusy and pine aroma with some underlying maltiness. Bitter but not as intense as anticipated. Bit of sweetness in the flavor as well. Long bitter finish that lingers in the mouth and throat. Slight warmth from the increased alcohol content. Very solid and enjoyable. Similar to barleywine as well; plenty of malt and hops and lots of alcohol, in addition to a similar flavor profile. The biggest difference is that the hops are more pronounced in this than in a barleywine.
hopsandvines (60) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only got two cases at Hops & Vines, all went that day. Big juicy hop aroma of peaches, pine, and apricot. Flavor is big and bold with the malt holding up the big bitterness. Nice hop flavor with a bigger malt profile than the standard Ruination IPA. Med to big malt finish with hops lingering long after. Probably gone by now, and not improving if your still holding any. Cheers. -Alex
RABinCO (1140) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep bronze with a light white head that gives way to thick lacing. Big citrusy bubble gum aroma. Taste is grapefruit and bubblegum. Perfectly balances resiny sticky sweetness and bitter dryness. This one hangs on to the palate and won’t let go making sure you know to just sip.
poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a nice off-white lacy head. Aroma is dominated by citrusy hops, which is always okay with me. Taste is a little vetegal, which I’m getting a little tired of with this style. That’s not to say that it’s bad, because it’s not, but it reminds me of Deviant Dale’s. Too vegetal. What causes this off-note?
brenn79 (1468) - Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours a very hazy golden with a nice two finger head that seems to want to stick around. Aroma is all about the hops, intense spicy hoppy aroma, piney, maybe some sweet malt, but hops man, hops. The taste is hops galore, way more than the aroma, it is like a liquid hopsickle, sweet intense citrusy piny resinous well blended concotion of hop flavor. Body is full, carbonation is fairly high. Overall I love a good Impy IPA, and this is awesome, hopefully this will show up again in their lineup, way too good to just disappear.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, chunky amber with a nose of straight-up grtapefruit rind and orange peel. Flavor is straight-up grapefruit, otrange rind, and pine sap. Average mouthfeel. GREAT IIPA. I dedicate this beer to Todd Warshofffff.