probstblueribbon (3726) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Finger Lakes Beverage, shared with Billy, served cold in a tulip glass. Happy Brew Years!
App.: Slightly hazy amber with a small rocky head.
Aroma: Big bright citrus, intense, pine, white wine, Sauv. Blanc, apricots and tropical fruits, gorgeous, nice biscuit and caramel-ish support, beautiful.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly aggressive effervescence.
Flav.: Pine/resin, passion fruit, apricots, brown sugar and caramel, a little savoury, more “typical” American malts, a bit grassy, a little white wine, toast, biscuit, lovely; sweet with good bitterness, slightly perfumed and floral and a long, malty, beautiful richly-hopped finish.
50belair (3426) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Funky Buddha. Clear yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Citrusy/florally hop aromas. Nice balance of grapefruit/florally/citrusy hops and sweet caramel malts...
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Coffee District. Deep amber orange pour with a thin off white head. Scent is hoppy and grassy. Taste is earthy and citrus.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/1/11 widmer nelson imperial ipa @pap.
Hazy orange copper w a soft white head.
Floral A.... gf,caramel,dust,
F is too sweet to be fully enjoyable. mild Bitterness on the finish...a=f. A bit too sweet on the medium fuller body. 6/3/6/3/14
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Grassy, earthy, hoppy flavors.? pretty decent
Chudwick (2852) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours clear copper with offwhite head and nice lacing. Nose is spruce, pine and grapefruit. Flavor adds caramel. Quite bitter with some sweetness. Boring for style but could be due to be due to the warm beer. Dry finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
OBF 2008. Heavily hopped grapefruit bomb, sharp bitterness, pithy and dry palate scraper. Smelled nice, but a bit to sharp in the bitterness for my tastes, I’d prefer more floral hop notes and less bittering hops, but you can’t please everyone and I know a lot of people really dug this beer.
glennmastrange (2682) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light grain and caramel for the malt, moderate perfume and orange for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with hints of butterscotch, honey and light dried fruit. Head is average size, frothy, light beige with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation. A tasty beer, but to me it’s distant from a true DIPA.
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice and heavy. A whole lot of hoppy flavor, a ton more alcohol. Excellent job, Widmer Bros.
Slipstream (2479) - USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. An enjoyable, peppy brew. 9.7 ABV is well-hidden. This is a nicely balanced, full-flavored IPA.