kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle sample at Shapiro brewery. Thanks Shapiro Bros. Clear golden amber with a frothy white head. Very crisp grapefruit and evergreen aroma, Tastes very bitter, eggy, a little dry. Light body, soapy finish, well carbonated. Ungstrup (37284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2012
Bottled. A pale amber beer with a huge lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops, hops, and more hops, as well as caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, hay, alfa acids, caramel, and malt, leading to a very bitter finish. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden orange color with tangerine hues and a half finger frothy white head. Decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Resinous earthy aroma with grassy/soily pine notes countered by sweet fruit and pale malt. Hints of pine needle and grass followed by grapefruit and orange peel. Biscuity malt with graham cracker and sweet booze.
Medium bodied with a blast of dry resinous hops that provide a strong bitterness that lingers into a dry finish. Earthy pine needle and spruce followed mid palate by citrus/tropical fruit notes that prevent it from becoming one dimensional. Citrus rind, grapefruit and pineapple followed by biscuity malt and sweet booze. Thin and a bit watered down but easy to drink. Strong bitterness is nicely countered by sweeter notes but it’s a bit too thin and boozy for my liking. Patrik (783) - Amarillo City, - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Extremt balanserad DIPA en av de bästa på marknaden... Lagom kolsyrad . Uppfriskande lättrducken där fruktighet både i doft å smak inte går överstyr. Ingen smak sticker ut utan helt perfekt.. MotherBrother (941) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Pour slightly dusty oramge, with a large n’ frothy off-white head.
Aroma of pine, apricot, slight caramel, grass, weeds. Quite a lot is going on here, which is nice;)
Taste is pretty darn bitter, with some sweet, caramelly notes to back up the bitterness. Long, bitter and dry aftertaste though. Medium body, with a semi-fizzy carbonation.
Defreni (3153) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
Flaske: Meget typisk IIPA, der er rejst over atlanten. Orange øl med et let støvet humleduft. Meget bitter, men det er klart når humlen er falmet. Men stadig kan man smage at amerikanerne bare kan det der med IIPA. God øl. Yorker (1979) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours amber with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is hoppy with a lot of pine and some citrus as well as some sweet malt. Flavour follows the aroma quite well. RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle pours a copper with orange hues, large tan head, active carbonation, and excellent lacing. Aroma is big pine and orange zest with hints of grapefruit, grass, and peach. Taste is similar with huge piney hop bitterness and grapefruit upfront balanced by citrus and caramel malt on the finish. Good mouthfeel with citrus flavor and palatable bitterness lingering. Happy to say that my palate was challenged rather than wrecked. Truly enjoyable Imperial IPA. Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2012
Hazy golden with a medium white head. Very nice beer with a lot of hops that bring apricots, tropical fruits and piney notes. Also a light tobacco touch that I often find when the hops re fresh. There is also a good malty body that bring some sweetness and a very refreshing long lasting bitterness. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
12oz. bottle. Strongly hoppy, fruity, citric and malty aroma, with notes of brown sugar, doughy bread, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, earthiness (musky?), pepper and mild hop spice. Lightly hazy medium orange-amber color with a fine, lasting head and intricate lacing. Flavor is indeed hugely hoppy but there is plenty of malt here as well, with toasty caramel and toffeeish character amidst the admittedly off the charts hop flavor and bitterness. Plenty of citrus, pine and green, leafy herbal tones that seem to peak at the finish, as well as a lightly drying touch of alcohol. Slick, full, warming and finely effervescent mouthfeel with a hugely full body. I like this.