mpersinger (336) - , California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
All this from a cellophane-covered, refrigerated sampler in a wine glass (thanks joet for preserving me a sample, and next time I’ll jump in the car immediately). Tropical and leather hop aroma volatiles give way to green onion nose with malt core throughout. There’s a prominent saline/mineral flavor that is not coarse, nor present in mouthfeel, not much bitterness either- yet huge hop flavors: green onion and tropic....in a complex good way. Medium body, refreshing carbonation. Either really hard water, or it’s the mosaic. Not dry or sweet in finish, but lasting flavor. THis one is tight.
devman171 (683) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Chase! Pours cloudy golden orange with nice head. Aroma is big juicy citrus fruits and melons. Taste is very nice fruity hops with a smooth full body and bitter finish, not sweet!
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(4 Hands Lupulin Festival) golden orange. Tropical fruit aroma. Flavor is mango, tropical fruit, some malt.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Lupulin Carnival. A vegetable aroma does not node we.. Because the hop that gives that is not favored by me. Well, the flavor is the same. My loss.
ReeceG (17) - Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy golden color, smells of grapefruit, and tropical fruits. has tropical fruit tastes with a slight bit of melon and pine aftertaste. overall a solid ale that is schockingly drinkable despite its 8% abv
jlruthven (529) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I mean...good lord. Bottle, pours golden orange-ish, tight soapy white head. Big dankness on the nose: pineapple, tropical fruit, some orange peel, a touch of cat pee, whiff of grass. Robust malt bill really props up the mouthfeel, which is big and bready, but man are those hops pungent. Just super-clean, super-drinkable. Near perfect.
cpetrone84 (1164) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is golden yellow with a small amount of tight white head. Huge citrus, mango, and grapefruit with a hint of pine resin in back. A faint touch of sweet malt up front. Taste is more grapefruit with a hint of bitterness. Malts are so faint, hops are huge. Resin and grapefruit through the finish. Body is light, very well carbonated and quite dry.
bucs572000 (219) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit. Flavors are tropical fruit, citrus, melon, light pine, and a tangy tartness. Amazing beer! No trace of bitterness or alcohol content. Another epic beer from TG!!
Mudwhomper (35) - Madison, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall a very nice DIPA. Aroma does have some of that oniony stuff. A bit of that onion in the flavor otherwise a little sweet breadiness, nice hop backbone
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A huge year to say the least for the folks brewing in Decorah. Bottling line finally up and going and releases of Kentucky Brunch, Mornin’ Delight, XHops, and Sosus have them one of the most talked about breweries in the country. Early in ’13, Sue and Sosus were released simultaneously and people went crazy for it, and still do. This Imperial IPA focuses on the mosaic hop bringing out citrus and tropical fruit notes along with some dankness that make this an easy pick for the Hot 25 in Eastern Iowa!
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Huge thanks to Ryan for hooking us up with this one. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has lots of piss, mango and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with big peach, grapefruit, pee, light pine needles, light grass. Medium to full in body with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderately resinous to finish with some sugary bread, more mango, peach, tangerine, pee and grapefruit. Really solid.