BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
juicy and hoppy. powerful and sweet with pollen of flower. some malt in the finish for balance yet unbalanced. a little bit of caustic action going on. good good brew.
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is pretty good! Pours with a small to medium sized, off white head and some lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is a mild blend of hop, caramel, malt, plus a hint of spice. Flavor is like nose but the flavors are much more intense, plus a little gaminess. Body is good and a bit chewy, with good carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of medium length.
Kenbeer30 (44) - Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. I am becoming a fan of Widmer Bro’s. This pours a great amber rich color with a nice frothy head. Lingers and laces nicely. Nose is spice and flowers. Makes the mouth water. Flavor is really good. Punch of hops with the bitter finish. Can taste the malt, but this beer is tons of hops. Very nice IPA. Cheers.
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really rich, sweet ale that has a solid hop backbone. The smooth caramel, toffee and toast are balanced with piney, floral hops. No residual sweetness, clean, dry, with slightly apple esters from the yeast, has a medium to full body and a lingering bitter finish.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Papago in Phoenix, 11-12-07. Light yellow in color; huge head sticks around; pretty hazy. Aroma is of typical hops, nothing special. Taste is okay; bitterness comes through first which is unusual for an IPA or double IPA. Little else struck me; mediocre. I’ll look elsewhere next time.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @ papago...pours a yellowy amber with a white head. aromas of grapefruit skins and piney hops with a touch of sweetness. medium bodied with a surprisingly creamy mouth feel. flavor is the same as aroma. medium bittered hops, citrus and light sweetness. finishes dry with lingering pine hops and floral notes. nicely hoppy without the sugar...
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Fish City Grill, Austin. Light amber color with small amount of off-white head. My experience was that it was an explosion of hops up front, but not a lot of range within the composition, and the flavor faded quickly--short finish. Tasty, but seemed somewhat one dimensional.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A fine looking looking beer, nicely laced and fine white head. Very little aroma. Very hoppy with a finish that lasted forever. It didn’t seem strong enough for a double IPA and lacked the large aroma. A middling IPA worth drinking if you come across it.
f16hoops (2) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this at their brewery and found this IPA to be very good. One of the better pale ales I have had.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - OCT 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful Imperial IPA that has mutli-dimensional hop flavor. Some nice citrus/pine/fruit notes and just the right amount of malt backbone without stealing the show from the hops. The alcohol is incredibly balanced in this beer. I only wish it was available year round!