shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Can. Aroma is alright, fruity. Light tropical and citrus, bit grassy. Taste is less exciting, not much flavour, pine, not much else. Alright though.
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2016
22 oz bomber pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is resin, caramel and malts. Frank (4195) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 This is a pretty decent IIPA but my can at least is not terribly fresh or vibrant tasting. If that is just how this beer is or if it’s old, I cannot tell because there is no date on it. Oh well. Rated as is for purposes of science! It pours an orange color so hazy aas to be verging on muddy. It’s head is thick and white and made of evenly sized small bubbles. The nose on this is, as you’d expect, quite hoppy with an emphasis on pine mostly and some earthy herbal notes underneath. It is somewhat sweet but not overly so and just a touch on the sticky side. This is a one and done kind of beer. It is just a bit too heavy to drink a lot of, which isn’t really a terribly problem at over nine percent alcohol. Finish is caramelly sweet with a lingering earthy bitterness. This isn’t bad but there’s really just so many good IIPAs that I don’t see myself every buying this again unless maybe I see it on tap. FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
A vigorous pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright, copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, golden copper color. The beer smells of crystal malt and then some supporting hop character. Sweet tea notes, caramelized grain, touches of grapefruit, and some pine like notes.BelgianBeerGal (4067) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2009
The beer has a solid bitterness, with a lingering pine and menthol astringency, with an up front grapefruit zest character. The finish also has a toasted whole grain cracker note, some lingering sweet tea leaning crystal malt notes, as well as a caramelized note that adds a bit too much here. The body is a bit on the chewy side for an IPA.
Not really my type of IPA, a bit too malt focused, and the hop character could be a lot more floral and characterful. Wow, I was quite surprised that this was an Imperial IPA, really makes me like it even less.
Local bottle at home celebrating 2 Dec 09! Pours a turbid light brown colour with a small white head and some bubbly lacing. Big aroma of sweet pink grafruit hops and caramel malt plus a little spice in the finish. VERY balanced flavour with a relatively short, sweet, perfumey finish. Just a little bitterness lingers. Maybe a little light on the hop notes but not the bitterness if that makes any sense. Good effort from these guys though as they just get started.
BillKismet (4064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Clear amber with a well-suited, light beige head. Light fruit and pineapple nose. Exceptionally estery and fruity with some mild bitterness mixed in. After a sip or two, pineapple blasts to the forefront. Sticky sweet, but not too over-the-top. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12oz bottle 12/21/11 (Jack’s Mountain Home) 42° in Snifter-Pours a dark orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of hops, citrus, pine, and grapefruit. This full bodied brew has a weird tartness in there that is throwing things off. Disappointing. maekchu (3917) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2013
Can from Whole Foods - El Segundo. Big grapefruit nose, some floral notes, too. Hazy dark straw. bid rocky head. Heavy toffee, caramel initial; hops poke through in mid, but not much; final has some mild hop traces over thick sweetness. Medium-heavy body. Maybe less-than-stellar ingredients are used in this one. Contract brewed for Fox Brews. Okay. A bit too sweet. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Very lightly hazed copper/amber with a slowly fading ecru head. Aroma is a floral and citrus mix with pepper, sweet malt and vegetal notes. Tastes like grapefruit juice with caramel, mild alcohol and a mild bitter finish. andrewje41 (3893) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Can pour. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a patchy inconsistent head. Semi sweet citrus flavors with a hint of grassy hops too. Smooth transition to a decent bitter hop finish. Enjoyed this one. Pretty heavy beer. Good overall.