ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, smell is a bit grassy and straw, taste is a bit grassy and also a bit citrus, a nice bitterness and really quite nice.
kathouse (725) - Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful golden amber with a thick head. Lots of lacings. Pine and caramel aromas with bright citrus notes. Caramel body with moderate hop flavors and bitterness. Bitterness lasts thru the finish.
fidelis83 (1734) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly clear amber pour with a 2 finger, creamy off white head. Aroma of juicy citrus, fruity and pine hops, some biscuit, caramel, spicy hops maybe a touch of pineapple and mineral water. Flavor is sweet caramel up front, toast, cereal, spicy hops coming in rather quick, followed by a little toffee and melon, citrus, and pine hops to the fairly bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy to syrupy entry, more syrupy feel after that and a medium strength, slightly sharp carbonation. Good stuff overall, I like the juicy, fruity hops up front.
SCF01 (3) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really on the fence on this one, but to be fair, it is over a month past the bottle’s ’best before’ date so that might have something to do with it.
As it stands, this brew is just too malty sweet for my liking. It has a pleasant aftertaste, but man, its like choking down syrup to get there. Promising enough that I’d try it again if I can find a fresh one, otherwise, no.
OysterMonkey (10) - - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick foam with great retention, coppery and just slightly cloudy. Citrus and pine smell with a little sweetness. Beautifully balanced. Bitter and hoppy on the front end but with a solid malt core to hold it together. Light and smooth. Not overcarbonated. Really well done. Excellent overall.
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JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Owl Farm. Slightly hazy golden pour. The nose is quite bright and fresh. Citrus and a bit of fruit. Bright and fairly resinous. Some orange marmalade and a touch of Spice retro nasally. Nice IPA
PapsShenanigan (15) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a big new Belgium fan, 1554 was great and just getting into imperial IPAs so I thought I'd give her a try. Overall, an easy to drink beer with nice depthop the top without too much bitter aftertaste. For a cheaper six pack(6.49) I definitely recommend. Cheers.
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mjpeterson812 (49) - Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from bottle into Crate and Barrel craft beer glass. Hazy amber orange with big fluffy off white head. LOTS of lacing. Big hoppy pine citrus aroma. Taste is sweet and juicy with plenty of hop and malt. Finish is long lingering bitter grapefruit. Very easy to drink. So smooth for a 7+ ABV. Plenty of carbonation. One of my favorite IPA’s to date.
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a finger and half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice orange and mandarin smell.
The taste is moderate to strong pine and grapefruit bitterness throughout with a nice orange sweetness balancing it out.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Aquilo (511) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden bronze color with a lovely frothy head. Very fragrant floral aroma with notes of blood orange and honey. Crisp bitter flavor. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Best IPA I’ve had in ages.