jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden color with a fluffy white head. Great fresh hop nose with lots of resin and citrus notes. Big sweet taste with lots of candied grapefruit rind, tangerine, apricot, peach, pine, and lots of malts underneath. This is a great hop head beer.
K_Squared (24) - - SEP 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour into cold glass. Yellowish heavy head. Light orangish or almost yellowish color. Light haze. This is a good and hoppy beer. I'll definitely get again (plus I live Hop's story!).
aecoryn85 (13) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Hazy and gold colored
Smell: A ton of fruity and floral aromas.
Taste: A great balance of malt and hops.
Mouthfeel: Clean finish for an imperial ipa.
Overall: A classic example of how whole floral hops give life to an imperial ipa.
DocJitsu (598) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a glazy classic golden color with a substantial off white head. Sweet perfumy citrus bouquet with biscuity malt undertones. Mouthfeel is colloidal and soft with some scrubbiness toward the last 1/3. Sweet malt balanced citrus flavors. Adequate and lingering bitterness at the finish.
Tstamba (143) - Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden - orange with solid 2 finger white head receding into a bit if lacing. I get summer fruit on the nose, peach, mango with some citrus in the background ... Tastes like a summer day at the park, pink grapefruit, pine and honey... A very fine IPA...
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pilgrimoutlaw (641) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours copper with two finger white head. Grapefruit, root cellar. Big malt body is creamy and astringent. Moderately bitter and sweet.
geologyguy (488) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not too hoppy ipa...good flavor that is slightly fruity/citrusy...gets a little more rough with time with bitterness
beer_est_deus (393) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klar orange-guld färgad med fast, ganska stort orange skum. Doft: Jul gran, humle, papaya, apelsin och lite örter. Smak: Barr, apelsin, humle, frukt soda.
Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is musty - slightly herbal. Pours an hazy golden color with a medium, rapidly dissipating, white head and spotty lacing. The taste is bitter, earthy, and slightly barnyardish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, for me there isn’t that much taste here. Or maybe it was that the taste was not what I was expecting from an IPA. I should try it again, but initially I was disappointed after reading some of the higher ratings.
pinkie (319) - New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I just bought this beer and because it’s bottle conditioned the expiration is not until jun of 2014. Goodness!
Pours hazy orange amber You can just make out a few bubbles coming up lazy like from the bottom. Soft, pillowy off white foam that fell slowly and clung to the glass leaving scads of thick lace. Few islands on top and a thick ring.
Nose is bright and sweet fruit. Smells wet like dew in the morning. Pine and tropiical fruit. Grass citrus and malt that ’s dripping with honey. Candied fruits like orange and lemon with tart grapefruit to contrast and to make your mouth water.
Taste is off the chart. Good, sweet, clean, pungent, intense. Tart grapefruit and fresh sliced orange. Sticky with sweetness and pine resin. Finishes dry with a spruce aftertaste and the hop cone itself at the back of the throat. Floral and lemony in the finish. It’s a hop wallop indeed. Pale malt hold it all together and brings terrific light biscuit across the palate. It tingles at the back palate. Body is full and has a forceful abv.
This is a wicked tonic that you can easily embrace. It has just what you need if hops are what you love. Fearless.