alexsdad06 (4535) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from wavers. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma big resin, citrus and fruity notes with caramel malt and a surprising earthiness. The flavor has a great balance between the hops and malts. The hops a great level of bitterness, with resins, grapefruit citrus, and herbal spicy hops dominating. The caramel malt is big enough to stand up to the hops. Tropical fruits help round out the flavors. I generally like my Imperial IPA’s to be a bit unbalanced, but this is sooo good when it hits your lips. Medium plus body and a pleasure to try.
wyzzywyz22 (1885) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from New Star-Ell Liquors, San Francisco. Hazy dark amber pour with a bit of sediment swimming about and a small fading off white head. Nose was pretty dang uberbastardhoppy, and almost sickly sweet with notes of butterscotch. Somewhat lacking in finesse but bloody tasty, the flavour was again sticky sweet, and a little on the syrupy side of the tracks. A sack of resin sodden hoppage steam rollered through to give some semblance of balance though. A big in your face beer that packs a big hop hit. Niiiice 1.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(4/26/10, bottle from cloudskipper). Clear copper color. Small off white head. Moderate sweet malt aroma, with light floral and earthy hops. Flavor of the same, with light citrus and light alcohol. Long duration. Moderate alcohol finish. Slick texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle from Perry Liquor in Livermore. The appearance is a fairy deep golden brown with a frothy cream brown head. The aromas are full with rich earthy hops with a bit of an age on them. Very malty as well. The flavors are sweet with hop nectars and resins. A lot of floral and earthy contributions. Some citrus as well. I guess since there is so much variety of hops you get all the profiles in one. So much pine and resin!! Towards the end a great brown sugar and grainy malt profile comes through. Like licking a hop cone. The mouth is moderately carbonated, creamy yet drying. Maybe not the freshest bottle but delicious none the less.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with little head.
Caramel malt nose and a number of delicate hop aromas.
light body is bitter throughout and filled with citrusy grassy and resiny hops. lingering bitter finish with a little bite
very nice. previous bottles struck me more. maybe this one is older and definitely a little less carbonated than i remembered
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark amber reddish color, with a nice frothy head. Aroma was of citrus and hops to the max. Bitterness was incredible, overpowering all other tastes in the beer. Some malt was discerned but not much. Had an awesome "bite" upon swallowing at the back of the throat. Phenomenal IPA, and much different than other very hoppy ones like Stone Ruination.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full, dense, resinous hops aroma with all the expected notes of citrus zest, pine needles, and some sweet malt notes. Thick bitterness profile coats the palate and is slightly magnified by the prominent alcohol characteristics. Both fresh and "cooked" hops flavors make for a diverse flavor profile. Body is thick and alcoholic.
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with Chickencoop. Pours hazy burnt orange color with almost no head. Aromas of caramel, bread dough and pine. Bitter pine flavor with sweet caramel and some alcohol burn. Medium body with almost no carbonation. Decent, but not the great beer I hear it once was. Thanks Jeremy.
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another highly rated DIPA I got a shot at that night @ Proof courtesy of drowland, tim and rachel. Hazy yellow - brown pour with little to no head. Candied sugar is dominant. Background has floral and vegetal quality. Strong even bitter finish. Not much in the way of carbonation. Little warm. We were a little skeptical on how fresh this one was.
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. A dark golden amber with a one finger white head leaving heavy lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel, citrus hops, and pineapple. Initial taste is malty caramel sweetness, followed by citrus hops. Finish is pineapple. A little on the sweet side. Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.