Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle pour, two finger head, good lacing. Both aroma and taste are heavy on the hops. Overall, a pretty good IPA. ToddAA (4) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
Taste is an explosion of tropical fruits with pine and earthy grassy flavors .
All the complex flavors are balanced eqaully.
Silky smooth mouthfeel. Delicious. Patrickctenchi (6732) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Light amber, cloudy....tall off-white head.
Candied orange aroma.
Fruit, orange peel, malt flavor.
Nicely crafted. kambei70 (1114) - - AUG 31, 2013
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a translucent copper with a persistent off- white foamy head. Aroma is malt, a little yeast and caramel. Hops was only barely noticeable but the bottle was one month from expiration. Taste has a solid malt backbone with both piney and grassy hop flavor. The resulting bitterness ramps up in he middle and mildly lingering. A slight roastiness. Medium semi-dry mouthfeel with some astringency. Would like to try a fresher bottle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JFParnell (71) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Boy, I really seem to be striking out with the Imperial IPA’s lately. Another one that tastes like dish soap to me. Definitely not to my taste, due to the bitter aftertaste. This is another one of the kinds that I cannot stand.
Melker (267) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
Wonderful aroma. An explotion of citrus fruits. Lemon, mango, peach and grapefruit. Also some pine. Taste is light sweetness and pretty heavy bitterness. 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Can to snifter. Pours a hazy, sunny golden with a thick off-white head that leaves some thick, sparkly fluffy lace. Nose involves tropical fruit (pineapple), plenty of toasted malt, some dank pine resin, earthy and savory notes. Pretty sweet flavor, with a fairly intense bitterness. Medium bodied, oily, creamy, sticky, juicy, with a long bitter finish. A tasty IPA, the toasted malt backbone really helps set off all the hop tones. Dpaquet (422) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Pour is clear amber/golden with white head and lot of lacing. Aroma is very fruity, mangos, pineapple, citrus, . Taste is fruity hops, light caramel, dry finish. low body and good carbonation. Would drink this all day. hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Monk’s American Bar Stockholm. Pours orange with a large white head. Aroma is full of grapefruit, peaches and more. Taste is an amazing blend of bitterness, exotic fruits without being sweet. A perfect IPA. TexHill (10) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Just tried this at home from a 12 oz bottle. Pours with a nice big head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is unreal. One of the best I’ve ever smelled. Luscious grapefruity floral citrus. Tastes wonderful with an excellent balance of smoothness and bitter hops. Definitely one of the best IPAs I’ve ever tried. This one lives up to the hype. (and the price - $15 for a 6 pack)