Panzuriel (1295) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Melt Lakewood. Pours a clear copper liquid with a thin head of white bubbles, which does leave a nice lace. Nose is dry with very faint hints of floral hop. Taste is dry and crisp with a nice bitterness. Bitters finish very nicely
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly hazy dark orange with a half finger if off white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with a decent caramel backbone. Taste is heavily bitter. Follows aroma with the addition of grapefruit. Full bodied with a surprisingly creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Lives up to the hype.
CraftBeerNick (861) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Munich Taphouse, 23rd July 14. An amazing looking beer, beautiful soft head and dark amber colour, very inviting. The aroma is pine and undertones of sweet malt. Flavour is spot on smooth and a great malt backbone complements the hops. Really great
Eberndt (173) - - JUL 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bottle. Pours clear with a fluffy white head with lots of lacing. Slightly sweet and malty with a good hops balance.
RRistow12 (238) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy amber with white head. Aroma is more malty than expected. Biscuity, sweet and some pine notes. Taste is more bitter than the nose. Moderate to heavily bitter. Caramel, biscuits make a nice backbone to the pine, resin hoppy bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Pretty solid IPA.
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Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber pour from bottle. Hops and malts. Brown sugar, hoppy finish. Quite enjoyable.
rgf001 (122) - München, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oxidized hop aroma. Clear Amber with excellent foam. Dank hop taste. Perfect palate. Dry finish. Underwhelming. I was expecting more.
Roser (24) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance- lightly carbonated. Fairly clear. Amber, copper hue. Big foamy bone white head with very good lacing.
Smell- caramel, malt, bread. Mildly piney. Biscuity.
Taste- superb! Well balanced hops. Mild to moderately spicy. Mildly resinous.
Mouthfeel- medium. Moderately bitter. Dry. Smooth.
Overall- excellent!!! Highly recommend. An epic shame it’s not a year rounder. Load up on it when the opportunity presents. It’s an Imperial Amber to look at, for sure, but drinks like an imperial IPA, and a superior one.
jfb (3758) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy light beige head. aroma of oranges and cornflakes, slightly resinous, with a hint of caramel, nettles, lots of mango, strawberries and passion fruit. flavour is more cornflakes, strawberries and caramel, with a hint of alcohol in the medium-bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Darkmagus82 (890) - - MAY 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From BA review on 3-3-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a very beautiful deep amber color with a big billowy just off white head. The head has some very nice retention lasting some time, which after fading leaves some nice lacing.
Smell – In the front of the nose is some nice citrus aromas. These mix with some more piney aromas and a bit of roast malt aroma. The aromas are nice.
Taste –There is a smooth malt flavor up front which is quickly engulfed by some hoppiness. The hoppiness is mainly citrus in nature, but some more earthy tastes are present as well. The pine hops come in more toward the end. To finish, the end of the taste is rounded out quite nicely with a little bit of sweetness of caramel.
Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel of this one is very nice. It is much more creamy then I would have originally anticipated. The creaminess coasted the tongue while the more mild level of carbonation enhanced the feel on the tongue. Very soothing and nice.
Overall – This is a nice brew, but I think it is a bit overrated overall. It has a very nice look and mouthfeel and the flavors are very smooth, but for something touted as being a “hopheads nirvana”, it was a bit mild to be a nirvana, maybe just a paradise.
brianstelter (2) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A Pennsylvania legend. Better every time. (And my first rating on this site)