Borresteijn (6080) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35cl Bottle, thanks Harmen! Clear amber/orange colour, white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fruity hops, light floral. Flavour is sweet, caramel, malty, tropical fruits, light hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent, but bland and sweet.
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of orange and grapefruit notes, as well as a hint of biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get some nice sweet orange notes, as well as a bit of biscuit malt. The bitterness is low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
scarletfire65 (1285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Clear pale yellow pour, nice chunky lacing. The aroma is pine, mango, citrus. Quite full bodied with good carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel, bitter resinous hops, lots of floral and grapefruit pith flavors as well. Very nicely balanced.
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle served in no-nik pint glass: Pours a clean straw hue with a lasting fizzy head and left very good lace upon the glassware. The aroma strike me as less hoppy than I would have expected, a ton of bready malts and pale crystal too. The hops that are there displays a nice juicy fruit ester and some resiny character, hint of hop pepper/clove spice as well. A bit minerally and metallic vapours too. The taste is more malt forward than I cared for but the balance is still pretty nice. A bit fruity and spicy. The mouth feel is a tad sticky and aggressive, metallic finish last a long time. Gotta admit not to sure how old this bottle is and some hop character could have likely faded. For now I am going to rate what is in the glass and this beer failed to meet my expectations.
degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured 1/4/13. Pours light golden color with fine, thin head, spread nicely across the top. Piney, citrus notes. Very nice fresh hop flavor without overpowering bitterness. Didn’t find much of a malt backbone, but doesn’t need it. Light bodied, great tasting. Very nice, easy-drinking brew.
Sillypuddy143 (4) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall another successful beer from troegs. Not too hoppy, goes down nice and easy.. I’d like to kick back with this in the pool this summer! I might even try it out in my new beer pong pool racks :-)
jantonius (8) - USA - JAN 1, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Troegs has hit a homerun with Troegs Perpetual IPA (The First Imperial Pale Ale I have tried). Very nice balance of hops with a nice citra finish, obviously they are making great beers as noted by winning Best Mid Sized Brewery of The Year at the GABF!
DSG (10579) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy, almost clear, deep golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of cookie-ish/biscuity malt, floral and citric hops and some notes of pine needles. Sweetish chewy malt flavor, somewhat caramelly, and a bitter finish with grapefruity hops. Medium-bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel. Quite decent, but a bit too malty for my liking.
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral, spicy hops- very unique take on an ipa. Bubblegum and wheat notes- very delicate. Well balanced by a delicate malt profile but lingering bitterness.
vyvvy (5369) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with a large white head. The aroma is very hop forward with floral, tropical fruits, tangerine and a bit of mildly sweet malt in the back - very nice. It has a medium lightly rough body with some gentle sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out super hoppy with grapefruit, tangerine, pine, spice and grass. There is some dry caramel and crackers in there as well. The finish is ultra dry with some sulfur added. Excellent IPA.