mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma of dtrong pine and citrus hops, prange and grapefruit rind. As others have stated, sharp bitterness, a slight caramel sweetness if tpyou really seek it out, but overall it is straight bitter, orange rind flavor.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ hometasting. Aroma is huge piney citrus fruity flowery awesomeness. Flavour is huge hops, a bit sharp but very nice. (Thanks Ughsmash!)
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colored brew. Floral, citrus, pine hops. Lots of bitterness. Bit harsh. Full flavored.
Vaiz (4172) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting. Hazy light golden pour, thick foamy white head. Aroma is spicy citrus, coriander, blue cheese. Flavor is sharp bitter hops, grassy, somewhat rough and intense. Quite off-balance.
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1. Look - A pale gold IPA with a big long lasting white head.
2. Sniff – There is a big citrusy hop aroma.
3. Sip – This IPA is medium bodied ale that is bitter start to finish. It has a very bitter dry taste. There is a slight orange flavor also.
4. Another Look – The beer looks average and very good lacing and a small head.
5. Evaluate – Overall, this is a big Imperial IPA. It has a very pleasant dry bitter finish. I would only recommend this Imperial IPA to serious IPA fans. In my opinion, this ale is overpriced, but a treat nonetheless.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2009, thx to Wimenels!, complex bitter brew, very bitter and slightly malty/fruity, heavy, not balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet very expensive!
reggiedunlop (3625) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear honey color with a thick, foamy tan head...lively...nice fetention and lacing. aroma is fruity...citrus...grapefruit...some spice that is almost cinnamon but not quite..and some leafy fresh hop notes. Flavor is loaded with grapefruit and spice, some leafy tea-like hop notes, and a bit of maltiness that is almost biscuity. Mouthfeel is a bit oily and lively and the finish id very dry and has spiced grapefruit lingering.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, pours hazy gold w/ w/ foamy white head, rich honeyed hop flavor, smooth and nutty w/ sturdy bitterness throughout, solid
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2011 Pours golden with white head. Aroma is tons of citrusy hops. Taste is citrus hops perfectly balanced by light malts with solid hop bitterness. This is a great Imperial IPA!
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
lightly hazy golden with orange notes, decent white head, excellent lacing, not great retention... great aroma, loads of citrus, some very light pine notes, very clean hoppy aroma, not creamy which is nice to see in a beer of this magnitude... decently lively, citrus and pine fruity pebbles, livelier and my palate would be a hapless victim, less lively and i would be disappointed, medium body... i like the flavor, its not terribly bitter, finishes dry enough, a light amount of malt just sweet enough to balance the bitter, very good flavor, but no outstanding... i can imagine with a bit more carbonation this being outstanding...