rburrell89 (10) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong hop and piney nose. Pours a light amber and finishes really smooth for an Imperial IPA.
after4ever (6405) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallboy can. Thanks so much, A! Pours a cloudy dark amber with a dense and creamy white head that fades quickly to nothing. Mild nose of light caramel and orange peel. Creamy medium body, flabby carb. Lightly toasted caramel and orange peels on the mid palate. Not much happening here.
UXO (536) - CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear deep gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, tropical fruit, pithy citrus, faith hint of resiny pine. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate to strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, low carbonation, slightly sticky finish. (3/5)
Tending to the light-bodied and malt-forward, especially for the style. Yes, itís six weeks past its best before, but as a high ABV DIPA, that should be somewhat less of a concern. The malt-forwardness can perhaps be explained away by the age, fair enough, but it could stand a bit more robustness in the body and in the carbonation as far as Iím concerned. The integration of the high ABV is pretty impressive, though, and is apparent only as a slight alcohol sweetness in the mid-flavour, and an eventual gentle warming on the finish. Iíd like to try this fresher, but as it stands itís a pretty middle of the pack DIPA. (15/20)
bigbish (576) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great example of what an IIPA should be. Very well balanced with lots of hop but enough malts to really complement it well. Citrus and pine. Love it.
legion242 (2303) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really nice example. Poured a medium red with a lacy head. Tons of hops in the nose and in the mouth. Alcohol well hidden.
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear medium amber decent creamy head good retention. Big aromas citrus, grapefruit, peach, apricot. Big citrus hop flavor, grapefruit, medium caramel backbone apricot. Flavors arent to complex but what is there is big. Medium to high sweet. Medium to high bitter. Light dryness.
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Pretty big, thick, and chewy. Not as overtly aromatic or citric as I like, but definite pineapple and tropical fruit, especially at the back end of the flavor. Pretty nice, but crowded out of the big boys in a very competitive style."
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19.2oz can. What? Pours a gold color with a minimal white head. Aromas of tropical candy type hops. Citrus, juicy fruit. Taste is bitter and semi sweet. Flavors of mango, pineapple, sweet grapefruit. Mouthfeel is semi syrupy and coating. Alcohol is noticeable. Low carb. Finish is bitter and sweet. Middle of the road impy IPA, but fuck me, I love the can size. Do they sell these in 4 packs? Because that would be awesome.
Bill Becker (450) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear 24K gold, small but persistent head of foam.
The smell was of sugary sweet malt with a lightish aroma of hops.
The taste is strong with malty sweetness, lightly hopped despite the hefty IBUs, fairly strong alcohol presence.
Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, thatís not what Iím not liking.
Too strong, too malt liquor like, too reminiscent of Dogfish Head 120, which I detested.
Iím glad I wonít have to buy another $6.99 can.
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral and citrus peel smell and flavor as expected. Big hop bitterness. Creamy light carbonation mouth feel. For hop heads only. Good beer.
Westchesterco (1224) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is a golden color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a strong bitter flavor that resonates floral overtones.