Tabor91 (1) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
Drank from the can as instructed. Amazing aroma and very floral taste. One of my top 5. woodardjp (9) - - DEC 17, 2012 does not count
Drank this fantastic beer out of the can, as the instructions on the can demands. Taste is full of hops with smooth hints of grapefruit and rosemary. The finish is perfect and keeps you wanting more. They did a great job controlling the intensity of the hops with the balance of citrus flavors. A beer that lives up to all the hype in my opinion.
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Can from Capones. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this yet. Pours a murky glowing golden orange with hop particles abound. Thick fluffy cream colored head and thick lacing. The hop particles might be off putting until you taste this thing. Aroma is fresh pineapples. If there is anything else in the nose it certainly doesn’t matter, that delicious pineapple aroma is over powering and amazing. Taste is pineapple - a little sweet upfront, not overly bitter. No doubt one of the finest IPAs out there. Braudog (6717) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Can. BIG thanks to Gabe at Grape & Gourmet for sharing! I can smell the American hops from a few feet away. Wow. I’m scared. Orange, amber. This is hop juice, all the way. Beautifully bounded citrus, grapefruit, flowers. Exceptionally wound into a well-assembled beer. Me want more. (#4855, 12/9/2012) ineedbeer (2154) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Drinking from the can as I am told.
Aroma is a pleasant blend of hops - lots of citrus, peach and tropical fruit with pine resin backing it all up. No real malt aroma to speak of.
Appearance is that of a silver can. Having had this from a glass I can say that it is a yellow gold with a nice white head. It is a very cloudy beer.
Flavor is a touch sweet with light cracker and biscuit character. The light malt character is the perfect platform to showcase the hop flavors. Hop flavors are sweet orange and grapefruit, tropical fruit and peach. There is a light resin note in the finish. The bitterness is solid, but clean and not astringent at all. Does not strike me as being near 120 IBUs.
The mouthfeel is smooth but crisp. The beer is fairly dry and not sticky sweet at all. Balanced but assertive bitterness. The alcohol is sufficiently hidden and the beer provides only a moderate warming character.
Overall this is a very enjoyable DIPA; one of my all time favorites.
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hE5AdEv3qeqAsU5r (80) - - DEC 7, 2012
Hot damn. Beautiful nose, reminds message why I love beer. Tons of floaties so I understand why you should drink from the can. Not that bitter but full hop flavor. Excellent. Brendangreer (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
Incredibly aromatic hoppy smell along with a good amount of citrus notes
Beautiful foggy gold color
Tastes absolutely incredible with very strong hop notes and a little grapefruit, but not overly bitter
Palate is perfect. Lasting flavors and thick
Best Imperial IPA that I've ever had.
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Serving: 16 oz. can. It pours a hazy amber color with a large, creamy off white head. The nose is full of pineapple, orange, and pine resin. The flavor is a full on hop assault. Bitter from start to finish with huge resinous pine flavor paired with light tropical hints a slight touch of yeast and malt sweetness. All those hops lead to a lasting bitter finish that dries out a bit thanks to the higher ABV. Medium bodied with lower carbonation. Pretty damn outstanding. pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Can. Pour is unclear golden with lacing small and long-lasting white head. Aroma is massive hop-soup, pineapple, pine, grass sweet fruit, a lot of peach. Taste is bitter and heavy sweet but nicely balanced. not sure if it has a slight acidic tone or it´s a light hop-burn. Body is medium- full, texture is light syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish is long and delicately bitter. This hop-bomb blew me away! dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bought from a health food store in Burlington VT. Told it arrived that day so it musta been fresh. I like the pounder can format too! Pours a very pretty hazy orange. Fiery! Plenty of thick white sticky head and long lasting lacing. Crisp citrus aroma is an understatement. Mouthfeel is good and pretty light for an 8% ipa. Good bit of carbonation but not too much. Make it very drinkable. Flavor is straight up grapefruit rind. It's not too bitter though and the flavor really comes through. Overall a super flavorful IPA that could provide for an everyday beer. Very impressed. Really live up to the hype. I only wish I'd bought more before the sold out!
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