ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden pour. Hoppy beer with bitter finish, full bodied. What a hop beer should be.
bubbleflubber (2208) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Impy IPA... Pours an orange-amber, semi-hazed into the glass, with a nice eggshell head that leaves generous lace. The nose is of citrus, pine and floral notes. The flavors, although not indicative of the traditional IIPA (not quite the malty backbone that I’m accustomed to), are integrated excellently. There is plenty of grapefruit, rind, zest, some caramel and pine needles throughout. The finish has a nice lingering hop bite, along with a touch of alcohol to close the pull. The mouthfeel is sticky, and the body is full. Excellent drinkability, and a solid addition to the Natty Greene’s line.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an off-white head with a golden amber body. Smells of pineapple. Nice hop bomb with a slightly sticky and bitter finish.
freekyp (2113) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
While not flawed in any way, and certainly a tasty IPA, I cannot put this in the top tier of DIPAs for several reasons. It really doesn’t have the malt backing, or wildly bitter hop attack. Its more of a standard IPA with slightly higher alcohol content. That being said, its a quality quaffer with a strong citric hop aroma and long flavorful aftertaste. Well done, but on the low end of flavor for DIPA territory.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from a BIF. Pours a standard DIPA cloudy golden with a light white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit with some pine resin. Flavor is good, this isn’t top tier good, but I think it’s in the next level down (hard to beat fresh dreadnaught, pliny or hopslam). Medium to full body with a subdued carbonation. FIavor is good, with some pine, citrus and an underlying bitterness. I just think it doesn’t finish as clean as the top tier DIPAs also the flavor isn’t as addictive. Still a very enjoyable brew.
Drake (13304) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Winston-Salem. Pours a hazy vibrant burnished orange color with a small head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is resiny citrus hops with a nice malt backbone. Taste is bitter hops, citrus, resin, toffee and a little bit of soap. Full bodied. Overall very nice.
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Bottle from the BA Tasting (And yes 00cobra, I drank a full 12 ounce bottle. Notice that I am also posting a full review. Read and learn j.f.) Pours a hazy orange with an off white/pale yellow head. Floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with a nice earthy texure. Firm pale malt base stands behind a grapefruity hop bite. Finishes semi dry, but with soapiness and a puckering rind bitterness. Bitterness sticks to the palate. Not bad, but seems like this one needs to be fresh on tap.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo’s Febmergency Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Slightly hazy orange-copper with a thin white head. Big grapefruit hop aroma. Taste is big caramel malt base and a big grapefruit citrus.
decaturstevo (6146) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw gold pour with a creamy white head and lace. Light citrus hops on the nose. Semi sweet malt with a very nice medium/hard hop bitter. Good carbonation and mouthfeel as well. A very I liked alot.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold pour fluffy head and beautiful lace. Grapefruit & citrus aroma. Similar flavor with a decent malt backround. Long bitter finish