katrinaez (2014) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2017 glenD (31) - - JAN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had high expectations of this beer, which is probably why i wasn’t impressed with it. This beer tastes like a boozier Double Arrogant Bastard. I taste mostly Malt characteristics, with a very soft hop note. The palate is boozy, with caramel malt flavors. It finishes with a small grassy, spruce finish. All in all, if you enjoy Arrogant Bastard or any of the Bastard lines from Stone, you will enjoy this. It’s very similar.
Pours dark orange, very light aroma, some breadiness, light, smooth taste with some hops, medium mouthfeel, it goes down smooth, you’d never believe it’s 10%, very dangerous beer, tap. BeerInHeaven (449) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2017
pours a hazy orange with a thick off white head. aroma of lemon, orange citrus and some tropical floral. Thick creamy mouth feel. Taste is hoppy citrus. mandarin orange and pineapple. Good solid bitter, but not overpowering. The alcohol is well muted. Good beer! ehaak26 (518) - - MAY 10, 2017
Can from Jungle Jim’s. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, and honey. Very impressive. CObiased (499) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2017
12oz can - the pour is a clear golden orange with a thick fluffy yellowish head. Lovely aroma of a funky medicinal citrus, herbal grass and a bready malt. Strange flavors with this one - floral sourness, medicinal lime/citrus, grassy bitterness, hint of cedar and light bready malt. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Copper color with a small lid of ecru bubbles. Sweet grainy to silage laden scents. Yes, there are plenty of hops in the aromas as well with pine and citrus, but the unclean malt spoils things a bit for me. Sweet caramel dominates the flavors in the front. Floor cleaner starts to kick in. mid quaff. A true strong IIPA, with a few dirty edges. 8/11
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Can from Total Wine & More, McLean. Nose is hoppy, vegetables, citrus. Taste is hops and citrus and spices and rye. Lots of rye. Really nice. Lots of funky rye in the finish. Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Great orange/brown color. Smells strong of malt, but quite balanced given 10%.. fair amount of earthy hops as well. Taste is relatively flat, some carbonation.. very balanced for an Imperial. BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2016
12oz bottle had to get this is. Portland for some reason we don’t get distro in boise. Pours out amber topped with a sand head. Nose is big citrus pine hops caramel malt sweetness and a fruit. Taste is more of the citrus forward hop notes along with some pine and a rich malt bill to help balance it out. Purdyd (20) - Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Pale amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, mild citrus and faint pine. Taste is largely malty and sweet. Some caramel and molasses and not much bitterness or fruitiness from the hops to speak of. Disappointing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Pale amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, mild citrus and faint pine. Taste is largely malty and sweet. Some caramel and molasses and not much bitterness or fruitiness from the hops to speak of. Disappointing.