philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Pint and growler purchased @ Chuck’s 85th, Ballard, Seattle. Pint--$4.00. Growler--$15.00. Half Growler--$7.50. Thin mild lace wispy white head. Cloudy bright orange gold color. Aromatic floral West Coast big but not overpowering hop front. Surprisingly mellow medium textured balanced mild sweet light caramel herbal body. Balanced hop spice tasty clean bitter hint satisfying rich IPA end. Very smooth and mellow for it’s 10% ABV and 80 Ibu’s. Big and Tasty!
Pours a golden clear color with off white head. Dank pine floral hop aroma and taste.
Notes: on tap at the Brewery June 17 piscator34 (2515) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
Draft. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of potent grapefruit and orange peel, along with some substantial pale malt and a hint of spice. Fairly smooth on the palate with a strong-yet-balanced pale malt to citric hop ratio. Medium bitterness. Not quite the full on hop assault plus super dry malt take on the style that I prefer, but still damn tasty. andrewje41 (3752) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2017
I’m spending the month of May focusing on going back and retrying beers I’ve had in the past few years, seeing if my taste has changed, and giving fantastic beers a chance to be enjoyed again and again. Though this is a regular practice for me, I’m trying to focus on it more so than usual. So when I saw this classic on tap at Hop and Hound, I found a perfect candidate for my experiment. One problem. Somehow I never took notes on this one. How is that possible? I have had this beer countless times. This beer is partially responsible for beginning my journey into craft beer. This was possibly the first imperial IPA I ever loved. I can recall visiting Boneyard early on, with Tcon25, and talking with the brewer while enjoying this same beer, while discussing beer, in their closet sized taproom. That’s what craft beer is all about for me. A beer is as good as the situation and experience surrounding it. This beer has a history behind it for me. Damn, I just wish I had taken some tasting notes on it before. Two pints of it today will give me a solid start. Shiny golden orange pour. Thin, oily film head. From a distance, a strong aroma of grapefruit. Cool flavor, more grapefruit, moderate bitter hops. An incredible hop profile on this. A huge IPA that drinks as smooth as any of them. Cool, slightly creamy finish, with another late grapefruit reminder. This is the original bad ass imperial IPA for me. This beer does not suck. At all. I guess a year from now, I’ll find this, retry it, and ask myself why I used to ramble so much during my ratings. pictoman (1084) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2017
Poured from the tap. Orangey yellow with off white head. Caramel malt with fairly juicy citrus hops, hint of grass and pine hops on the finish. commonshawn (1207) - Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2017
Tap at apex in Portland. 12oz. Copper with big white head. Piney nose. Pine hop taste . Sticky and oily . Medium body that has moderate finish. Good work.
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2017
32 oz crowler- Pours mostly clear golden with a medium white head and cobwebby lace. Aroma is spicy hops, citrus, some sweet malt, but mostly hops, and fairly subdued. The taste is syrupy malt, a bit of caramel, spicy hops, piney, citrus, pineapple. Overall seems to be a pretty standard DIPA, solid yet fairly forgettable actually. Tide (3829) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2017
Draught at Beer Hall SF. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, resin, caramel, hops, pine and mango. Bitter finish with citrus, resin, hops, mango, pine and grass. Excellent imperial IPA. drfabulous (7813) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Draught at Growler Guys. This was a rich orange in color with super juicy tropical notes. Really good. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2017
(En fût à BLAH): Épicé, sapiné, légèrement iodé et minéral avec un franc équilibre qui rappel le savoir faire de la Pliny The Younger bue quelques minutes plus tôt. Moins collante, moins fruitée mais aussi engouffrable. Nickls (2523) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Tap. Murky copper brown. Eggshell head. Citrus, light pine,light caramel sweetness in aroma. Flavor is the same but with more toffee and late dry herbal hops. Medium to thicker body. Old school but xolid.