mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with a slightly off white head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is pineapple and pine, sweet malt backing it up, overall average aroma. Taste is mostly pine up front, then goes into some tropical fruit, finishes up sweet caramel and a bitter finish that lingers for just a second. Medium body, was hopin it would be a bit fuller, but still good.
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/15/12
Aroma: The nose is citrus and pine hops with some sweet malt notes
Appearance: It pours a slightly cloudy orange color with a small white head and white lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, light malt, and medium bitter from the citrus and pine hops
Palate: The body is crisp and clean, a little sticky, with a soft carbonation, and a fairly dry finish
I’m glad to drank this one again, it is a very solid beer. This one was a very solid beer, kind of a cross in styles in that it doesn’t feel exactly like an IIPA, an IPA, or a pale, but has some of the components of each of these very similar style.
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold color out of the bottle with a thin, foamy white head. Big floral hop nose. Grapefruit rind hop flavor with some pineapple and coarse bread notes. Some clay and mineral notes under the hops. Long, pinching hop finish, along with a pretty noticable alcohol burn.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a golden straw orange with an average (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that was mostly lasting, finally reducing to a few puddles and a medium collar with some excellent sticky spotty lacing.
The aroma was of floral and citrus hops, grain malts and a sweet yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a quite noticeable sweet fruity ester.
The taste was a little bitter-sweet with a hint of caramel and had a mild fruitiness from the onset, and then became quite a bit bitterer and nice and hoppy with a definite citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted a very long time proceeding the swallow with a hoppy bitter taste that was left to linger for quite a while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few shades beyond light in body and was dry in texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall an extremely well balanced IPA, slightly fruity at the start and pleasurably bitter towards the end with a great drinkability...
rlgk (18220) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear pale golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Peach and pineapple aroma, hay, perfume, pear, grapes, mango, floral, roses, hay, apples, pine needles, spicy notes, orange peel, lemon, banana, some plum. Hoppy fruity floral flavor, really bitter, pineapple, perfume, peach, pear, some berries, metal, hay, grapefruit, pine, juniper berries, some mango. Lovely complex DIPA.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a cloudy, pale golden orange color with yellowish colored edges and a two finger, frothy white head. Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap-ring. Large streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Über fresh, dank hop aroma with strong resinous and floral notes countered by a boat load of citrus and tropical fruit. Subtle pale malt presence with some bread and biscuit. There’s also a pine needle character along with prominent pineapple, mango and grapefruit.
On the lighter end of medium bodied with a nice balance of dry, earthy bitterness and sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes. Dry grassy pine notes followed by a strong tropical and citrus fruit presence. Lots of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel flavor countered by a pale malt backbone. Really well balanced and easy to drink.
kramer (5828) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold body with a nice one finger frothy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is full of fresh floral hops with some breast malt below. I like the aroma, the malt is much more pale and delicate than most IPAs that toss a bunch of crystal malt in. Nothing wrong with a pale IPA. The flavor is very hoppy without having a whole lot of bitterness. This is pretty refreshing and thirst quenching. Lighter bodies with a long lingering finish. This is pretty darn nice. I like the heavy handed hopping without all the malt.
nittanytide (264) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured light golden (lighter than I expected), with a thin, white head. Aroma is pine and citrus zest. Taste is very hop-forward. Lots of grapefruit, pine, with a little bit of lime tucked in there. Great IPA.
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Location/Date:Re-rate: Bottle on January 22nd, 2013.
Appearance: Pours an orange haze.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, grapefruit, pine.
Palate:Medium, stick, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A pretty interesting beer, being an Imperial Pale Ale(not a DIPA). A pretty solid beer, regardless of style. My original rated one must have not been fresh.
Old Summary: I realize DIPAs are more sweet than hops, but this one is pretty much on the sweet side. I’m unsure if the issue was the bottle I have has a date of late May and it’s early September. Either way, a pretty good beer and example of the DIPA style. I’ve now rated 9 Troegs beers, and 3 of them are since the start of the day Sunday....
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Sander’s place, NYC that time we all got ripped. Pours clear, dark gold with a robust, white foam head. Toasty malt nsoe with touches of caramel, some lightly tangy citrus. Medium sweet flavor with moderate bitterness, orange and lemon citrus, faint alcohol, grapefruit, some lightly toasted grass. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately resinous to finish, some pine and grass, a bit of toasty sugar, dry citrus. Damn fine.