Panzuriel (2465) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2018
Appearance: somewhat hazy medium amber. Thin ring of white bubbles.
Nose: Malty and a little bit honey sweetness. Dank and pine hops with a hint of citrus zest.
Taste: Initially subtly sweet and a little bitter that yields some of the same notes as the nose. As it develops. Restrained sweetness. Bitter grapefruit, pine needles and a little funk. Well balanced.
Body: Medium and smooth. Soft bubbles.
Parting thoughts: A really smooth Triple IPA. Excellent blend of flavor elements with a deceptive alcohol content. Very well done.
beeratarian (243) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Pours slightly hazy and golden. Aroma is dank and malty with some pine and booze. Flavor is rich, slightly sweet some dank hops and a little ne ipa flavors. Pretty big with nice mouthfeel. Overall very good but needs a bit of hop tweaking for more mystic mamma bitterness. Homer321 (5255) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Draft at source. Huge hop and piney aroma. Citrus. And grapefruit follow. Golden pour with small white head. Tastebis a mix of malt and bittering hops and grass. Problem is that these damn quadruple IPAs are too damn sweet. Meh rondphoto (4526) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2016
On tap @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear bright golden medium amber color, ivory head that slides down to a cover, sheets of lace. Taste is caramel malt, medium fizz, and citrus hops, with malt joining at the end for an encore. A beautiful strong IPA, complex, balanced, and yet, light in the belly which is always high on my list. Highly recommended. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Draft at LVille in Montrose. Small taster pour was amber-reddish-copper color and a one finger lasting head. Some lacing. The Aroma was big with fresh fruits like mango and apricots along with the sweet caramel and buttery aromas of malt. The taste is similar with the fruits coming through first and then the big malt backbone that was almost chewy. Medium body and carb. Super flavors and the finish is slight booze, but not bad at all. Well balanced.
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On draft at Alexandria’s in Findlay. Pours a clear Amber-copper with a white head. Nose is huge mango, guava, and pineapple, with bits of booze and some caramel. Flavor is similar with similar tropical fruit notes- guava, pineapple, tropical fruit with some mild caramel and a bit of booze. Medium in body, huge in profile, and fruit and booze lingering into the finish. jsquire (4718) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
From a growler fill station at the Avon Heinen’s grocery store! Burnished golden color with a short lived off white head. Big tropical fruit, hop candy and alcohol nose. I think of beers like this as a hop flavor Jolly Rancher candy. So sweet with just gobs of tropical fruit, candied grapefruit rind, canned pineapple juice.and apricot jelly. There is a bit of bread crust in there too, the the balance, such as there is, is the raw sweetness versus the sticky hops. The alcohol is ever-present but not harsh. Not a subtle beer by any means, but is does showcase the "imperial" in IPA. DialSquare (5198) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
On tap at Local Cantina in Grandview. Dark gold pour, thin white head. Aroma of resin citrus hops. Tastes of caramel, earthy, tropical fruit, resiny. Even bitter and little spice in the finish. Palate is thin and makes such a big brew drinkable. Very nice. Brigadier (3800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
A strong imperial IPA contains all the hallmarks of a typical Midwestern IPA. Evidence that the folks in Athens still have their ’A’ game, this took little effort to finish. If it had not been $7.50 for a full pint I might have ordered one after finishing a sampler.
Aroma / Appearance - A transparent bronze body shimmers as it filters out a quarter of the ambient light. Thin wispy head releases bursts of grapefruit, citrus, resin, and floor wax. A malty core binds everything together though it retains a strong tropical inspiration.
Flavor / Palate - A full creamy body hits the tongue with waves of rosy flavors and pine. Grapefruit, pine, and tree sap transition to a solid hop driven finish. While malt acts as a welcome glue there is no doubt what drives this beer - hops, hops, and more hops. I would love to get my hands on a fresh bottle of the double hopped version.
Draft at Jackie O’s Brewpub, 7/14/14. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal hops, candied citrus. The taste is citrus, tropical hops and strong pale malt. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight booze, moderate lingering bitterness. Nice.