superspak (5672) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2017 aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold. Lighter than I expected. Despite having this after the lower abv Fat Head Head Hunter, this is the milder beer. Similar aroma, but sweeter and less harsh bitterness.
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/12/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium golden/amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 8.3%. Overall this is an amazing DIPA! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the balanced bitter/drying finish. Extremely vibrant, juicy, and dank hops; with a great malt backbone that is never sweet or heavy feeling. Very smooth and never aggressive on bitterness. A highly enjoyable offering. trojancellist (3) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2017 does not count
As good as it gets for a west coast style DIPA. Pours lighter in color than you’d expect. Easy drinkability. A piney/hopped up Orange Julius! Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Fruity aromas, tropical, orangey. Slightly hazy orange with a fairly lasting white head. Juicy, pretty well balanced. Medium-full bodied. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a hazy gold color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that had a decent lace after dissipation.
The aroma had some citrus sweet and bitter components, smooth sweet tropical glossing, clean malt, some bitter pine and a light floral pillowy smooth hoppiness.
The flavor was bittersweet and pulling the tropical and citrus tastes into the blend pretty nice. Aftertaste blended well between the malts and hops pretty clean. Finish was just a tad sticky but acceptable.
The palate was about medium bodied with a good sipping structure to it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt good.
Overall, thanks Blaine for the bottle! I’d have this again. RobertDale (6552) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical. Taste is pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, mango, malt, and some pine. Very good.
rejtable (2752) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2017
Tap at meridian.’pours clear orange some head lots ofmlacing. Nose is earthy and sweet. Flavours of pine, resin, grapefruit.
Taste big bitter med/light sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation. MrBunn (2836) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours a light gold with a decent white head of froth that dies back to reveal a bit of lacing. Aromas of light citrus and a whiff of spruce are there, but pretty subtle for a DIPA. First sip reveals that this is a very nicely made Imperial IPA, but it also doesn’t have a lot of the punchy edginess that some of the very favorites in the field have. It’s a very well balanced but boasts an aggressive hops presence, however it doesn’t distinguish itself or make me go "wow!" It simply makes me smile and go back for a second when I’m done, and that is good enough for a Monday any day of the week! DrunkSanta410 (955) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle at home. Thanks Jeff! Pours a clear, light golden color. Head quickly dissipated to a thin film. Aroma is piney, a bit of faint pineapple, fragrant. Smells great. Taste is dank and piney, pine resin, floral. A bit of faint fruitiness with a moderate bitterness and hint of toasted malts. Very clean and smooth. Well executed beer all around. Impressive! Thanks again for sharing Jeff. schlitzfaced (92) - Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours a yellow golden clear color, leaves a little lacing on glass, Aroma is Big time hops. Citrus, Tropical, medium carbonation. This Is a Fantastic Imperial. One Of The Best I’ve tried.
Drake (13939) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Keg at Buckeye Beer Engine. Clear amber, large creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, resin, pepper. Taste is grapefruit, resin, pine, tangerine, pale malt. Medium bodied, juicy. Nice!