TheJester (1958) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle. I was surprised to see this beer listed as an IIPA here. It’s gotta be a mistake. I would rate this highly as an IPA, but it does not stand up as a double. It’s a good IPA, or very good pale ale, with resin and citrus in the aroma and flavour, and a decent if uninteresting malt backbone.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours light golden with a thick long lasting rocky white head. Aroma is nicely citric, some tangerine, a bit piney and herbal. Flavor starts with some of the same piney herbal a touch cheesy hops, notes of resin and floral character before a bitter and slightly bready finish. As its warming its tasting more english, a bit more malt coming through and the herba; hop character. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Not bad, dont love the finish, but drinkable
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a pale gold, definitely making certain that it’s an Imperial Pale Ale, not an India Pale Ale. Slight head that fades to thick lacing. Big fresh hops aroma. Very smooth, crisp hops taste. Easy drinking. Doesn’t last long on the palate, so the beer disappears fast.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with modest head. Modest piney hops. Like many IPAs... Many good ones.
luttonm (2425) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mugs Ale House in Williamsburg. Wasn’t a big fan of this one. Yellow gold, big white head. Rosemary and herbs, hops, sour dry lagery hop body. Sparkly and dry, OK.
Dorwart (2387) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin bright white head of fine bubbles that reduces rather quickly. Awesome aroma with lots of pineapple, sweet malts, citrusy hops and some cereal grains. Color is a bright golden orange with a slight haze. Flavor is lots of hops but offset with a decent bit of malt. Herbal hops flavors, more citrus fruit and some straw and chalky grains. Decent lingering bitterness. A pretty good and tasty IPA. A decent brew to add as a staple drinking brew.
dtisher33 (1) - - JUL 27, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap at rattle n hum nyc. Nose was more faint than anticipated but the surroundings are crowded. All I got is pine. Poured light carmel color with tiny lacing (if any) and a thin week head. Not exactly what I was expecting based on other reviews. Taste is mild hops, some citrus & some biscuit. Overall just seems like a clean pale ale but not particularly special. Aftertaste was lingering dry bitter.
joshwoodward (567) - - JUL 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a pint on tap. Excellent stuff. Just a very well-balanced API, with balanced hoppiness and alcohol that didn’t show.
steview (1029) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Summer Secret Santa 2012! This is a solid stronger pale ale. I wouldn’t really call it a strong IPA, but that’s just me? Well, I agree with the brewery. So, yes, it’s a stronger pale ale not an IPA. Anyway, there’s a cheese and biscuit set of qualities here that really has a grip around the hops. The lacing is minimal and the head is too, revealing itself as pretty soapy. I really enjoy this, but I believe it’s not categorized right! I mean, I’m spoiled over here in ’frisco with all the *real* IPAs :o)
dpjuart (1085) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A schooner at Champs in Altoona. Pours clear tan with yellow hues, frothy egg white head. Citrus nose, orange and lemon with grapefruit. Lots of hop flavor, grapefruit and a bit of pine, moderate bitter. Balanced by malt, lingering finished.