Mittenator (1284) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Chris. Gold with a white head. Dark, staky hops. Taste is thick and spicy.
TheDude511 (4) - Laurel, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at local Taco Mac. Appearance is dark amber, cloudy, with an off white head. Aroma is apricots, wet hay, wood and citrus. Flavor is citrus, woody, earthy, with a caramel sweetness at the end. Mouthfeel is thick and slightly syrupy. Overall I didnt get as much hops and citrus as I expected. I suspect the keg was on the old side. The mouthfeel was offputting for me as well. I walked away thinking I was drinking an American inspired belgian (not my favorite style) with all the woody, hay flavors, but not a double IPA.
arnold931 (524) - Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is nice simcoe aroma. Flavor is stinky cheese, malt and brown sugar. Also some mandarin orange.
Enwiebe (122) - - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/20/14. Bottle. Pours a copper with a slightly tinted head. Mild hop nose. Nicely balanced DIPA with a round mouth and prominent but balanced hop and alcohol mix.
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mstrcrwly (258) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler..bronze/amber pour with thin head..Aroma of hops, pine, resin..doesnít taste like a DIPA..but not bad.
BrewHaMeister (163) - - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy amber with an off-white head and little lacing. Aromas of malt, hops, and citrus. Flavor is bitter. This one isnít fresh, but itís good.
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle, 7 days prior to the 6 month limit indicated on the bottle. Pours a nice clear amber with healthy beige head that fades to a ring leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is malt forward, probably due to the age. These guys nailed the expiration date, because the hops are fading fast on this one. I could imagine this being even better fresh, since the rest of the structure is solid. Taste is pineapple juice thatís about to spoil, with bready malts in the aftertaste, just barely avoiding the spoiled hop flavor. Not much alcohol. Iíd like to try a fresher sample.
drsandman (253) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 @ rattle n hum NYC. Pours thick golden brown with an off white head. Nose is piney, caramel, malt... Pretty much same for taste, way too malty for my liking.. A tad sweet. Doesnít taste boozy, but something seems off.. Maybe itís an old keg but these guys are usually on topíoíthat ---Rated via Beer Buddy
tectactoe (1709) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Bottle: Dense amber with faint, red hints; completely opaque, topped with a beige, silky, creamy foam head. Aroma is floral, perfume-like, dank, wet, & full of spicy hops, pine needles, & white pepper. High hops & high malt, as thereís a big sweetness backing things up, too. Finishing aromas of toast, caramel, light residuals, orange peel, & grapefruit rind. Taste is weedy, dank, & full of pine needles up front... Wet grass, flowers, pepper, & spicy citrus peel. The hops transition quickly, though, to a quite malt-heavy mid-palate & finale. Sugary, toasted caramel & toffee malts with a faint buttery note. Quite sweet, the lingering aftertaste is almost barley wine-esque at this point. Wide gradient from front to back. Thick, heavy, sticky. Starts off nice, but I didnít love the sticky sweet destination where it ended up.
rob6239 (621) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy dark amber with slight head. Aroma of pine and grass from pour. Taste is medium to strong bitter. Good and smooth. Almost medicinal from the 9% abv but is a good imperial.
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