ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
After having this brew several times in the past year thought I should put a rating in for this fabulous IPA. 22oz bomber pours a hazy, dark coppery color with thin white foam that left a small amount of lace. Aroma had hints of resinous pine, lush citrus fruits, and sweet malts. The carbonation is low to medium & the body is full. The taste is a balanced mouthful of a creamy, malty, sweet finish, along with an unbelievable, intense hoppy flavor and bitterness equaled by the intensity of the richness of full bodied mega malt. This definitely is one of the best IPA’s I have to date. I could drink this stuff all night!!
Mark_Eck (1903) - - AUG 24, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Three Floyds. Pours a hazy orangish color. Aroma and taste are sweet with orange and pine hops and a bitter finish.
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense tropical fruits, mango, papaya, sweet orange, bitter lemon. Clear that, medium, creamy, white head. Heavy bitter. Resin, pine, bitter orange, unripe tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, bitterness continues, dry, alcohol and unripe tropical fruits in the finish. Beautiful IIPA, nice, heavy citrus and tropical fruits in aroma, harshly bitter palate. Keg at brewery, Munster, IN.
SG111 (1219) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 06/09/16 so 2 months on it. Should still be decent. Pours honey orange, big white head. Aroma is orange, booze, resin, pine, floral notes, some sweet citrus. Flavor is boozy, sweet residual sugar, orange, orange rind, and some pine. Very malt heavy. Clearly a bit past its prime. But still an excellent beer.
Ron (3548) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub with Patty for dinner on way to south Dakota. Pours hazy golden with heavy white head/carbonation. Aroma is strong hop forward. Tastes like a malt bomb with nice balance of bitterness. Great imperial IPA.
tmoreau (3624) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another one of those beers that I enjoyed a number of times thinking that I had previously reviewed it. This time on tap at Lunar Brewing Co., dispensed to a snifter displaying a clear, golden hue, with a fluffy layer of fairly persistent, soft white head foam, and clingy, wavy spray as lacing. The nose was expressive esters as tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, and pit variety, with some resin, and malt sweetness. Medium+ bodied, with appropriate carbonation, the taste added a pronounced citrus & rind bitterness that lingered, decent alcohol presence, and just enough malt sweetness to smooth and take a slight edge off of both. One of the more "balanced" DIPAs that you’ll find.
Nsanders (986) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub. Clear gold color and white head. Caramel, tangerine, alcohol and candied orange. Very sweet with a bight tropical bitterness. Medium body with a bubbly feel.
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tasting session @ Budapest, Hungary. Bit opaque copper, of-white lasting, lacing foam head. Nice hoppy aroma, some floral notes. Great bitter taste, grass and leather tones, quite good. Perfect!!!
thomat (3296) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ CBC-16. Hazy golden with a creamy white head. fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, malmelade and hops. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.
Meilby (10890) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2016, Blue session, København
Pours hazy orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly warm, caramel, toffee, citrus and grapefruit finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
SinH4 (2528) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2016 Tap. Hazy golden color with big white head. Aroma i hoppy, resinous, alreasy fussel oils detectable. Taste is caramel, resinous, booze. Medium carbonation. Not as good as one would expect.