K_Squared (24) - - OCT 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As soon as I drank this I thought it was a beefed up Zombie Dust with a bit of Aloha King with some extra malt. Totally 3Floyds. I think this is a really good beer. I do disagree with the label that says "a hopheads dream." It isn't as hoppy as I'd have guessed from reading that. But it is well balanced. I'd say it is a bit syrupy. I prefer a little more dry but it is an Imperial IPA, so it's expected.
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RespertFTW (355) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear orange yellow, off white head. Aroma is pretty light but pine and citrus. Clean pine and citrus taste. Light and clean.
Alextricity (387) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on-tap at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago. $10 for a pint.
Appearance: A very cloudy yellow color with two fingers worth of a fairly creamy head. Lacing is here-and-there, but overall, it looks excellent in the glass.
Smell: Hm. Not bad at ALL, but not as fantastic as I was expecting, given other reviews. The peach/guava/tropical fruit are definitely there, but not in as big of a way that I wanted.
Taste/feel: Man... I love the assertive bitterness of this beer. I really, really do. The same fruit in the aroma comes in the beginning of each sip and offers the taste buds a lot of sweetness. The taste of Dreadnaught is what I wanted in the aroma, if you get me. Next is a split second of grassy/piney sorts of hops before finally just going away, leaving a lingering bitterness and warmth at the back of the throat that makes you desperately want another sip to wash that slight warmth/burn away... but then it comes back. So you sip again. And again. And again... Keep in mind that I find that to be a good thing. That’s not a con.
My score may not really show it, but I was slightly disappointed with Dreadnaught, despite the fact that I still liked it. A lot. I’d be curious to see what this tastes like out of a bottle to compare. This beer is worth your time.
want1DIPA (160) - - OCT 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour a few weeks back. This might be my favorite DIPA of all time. An amazing hop character that has just the right amount of Carmel sweetness. Amazing.
rangerred (788) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a nearly clear medium gold with a thick one finger white head. Awesome head retention and really good lacing left on the sides of the glass.
Great hop aroma full of tropical fruit. Orange and mango along with some pineapple and tangerine. No malt at all with hops providing all of the aroma. Truly outstanding.
This hop dominance carries over into the taste. A huge rush of juicy tropical citrus that never really goes away. Orange and tangerine along with a touch of pineapple. A very light touch of bread in the background from the malt but it remains restrained and allows the hops to shine. A moderate bitterness and a slight warming in the back of the throat from the alcohol. Finish a pretty crisp and dry considering the abv.
Overall, what an amazing IIPA. The drinkability on this is incredible. I had no idea what the abv was before seeing it on here and guessed it was around 7.5% That’s how well it is hidden. Truly a beer to pick up should you come across it.
EamonTheGreat (29) - USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great citrus aroma. Thick head and a hoppy tastes that's top notch. One of the best imperial IPA's I've had.
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wlajwl (3345) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is citrus, pine, malts, fruit and very fresh/clean hops. The flavor is citrus, tropical fruit/pineapple, biscuit/mildly sweet malts, grapefruit, mild pulp texture and a bitter/tangy/mildly dry finish.
Strife21 (28) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber/Copper color head is beautiful and thins out and sticks to the glass.
Smells strongly of pine, resin and grapefruit.
Taste of bitter hops, pine, citrus, orange, grapefruit. The alcohol is masked perfectly. Smooth lingering aftertaste that makes your mouth water for another sip.
Medium body and sticky mouthfeel and average carbonation.
This is my favorite Imperial IPA, would be my go to case of beer if it was readily available on the east coast. But always a pleasure to have when traveling. Don’t thin it can get much better then this.
sudomorph (274) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
220z/650ml bottle in a Snifter. Pours a clear copper/orange with a half finger, off-white head that thins to a film and ring that marks the glass nicely.
Aroma is strong with notes of pine, resin, citrus, fruit, and hints of bread and alcohol. More aromatic as it warms.
Taste is bitter with a warm, pine, slight citrus, bread aftertaste. Doesn’t taste like 9.5%
Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Smooth in the mouth with a touch of resin on the texture. Just the right amount of bubbles to keep it moving. Very nice.
Overall very nice. A big bitter but balanced well. Solid mouth feel and aroma. Alcohol is well blended in and not over-powering. I’m glad I have another bottle! Will buy again for sure next time I’m in Indy.
ThirstyBird (803) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to tderoeck for sharing at RBBSGII!
Golden amber - a pretty ale. Course cream colored head.
Smell is of grapefruit, citrus, caramel and some pine.
Taste - grapefruit and caramel to start with a tropical fruit aftertaste ending dry and crisp.
Medium body, it does go down nicely!