ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 19, 2017 lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Imperial IPA all the way, baby. My favorite style of beer just became more awesome. I love when I can continue to solidify my list of favorites with more proof that they’re awesome. Gubna poured a clear pale orange, almost peachy color, with a thin eggshell head breaking into wispy lacing and thin patches. Sticking my nose into it, I came away with pine, a weedy marijuana/hemp, and a zesty bite of bold pink grapefruit. All together it was very bright, but dank, and I had a hard time finding anything sweet in it - hops all the way. Once in my mouth, the pine dominated my palate, closely followed by waves of lemon-rind hops, grass, orange peel, and pink grapefruit. By the end I had a thick, bitter aftertaste of dry pine on my tongue, regardless of the lighter mouthfeel. The carbonation added a nice spicy twang to all of the hops, almost rendering it "springy." I found that it reminded me of SanTan’s Count Hopula with all of the pine and grapefruit running amok, which is in no way a bad thing as I find Count Hopula to be one of my favorite beers. If you need a way to wake up in the morning, skip your coffee and dip your tongue in this - note: I’m completely downplaying the punchy bitterness here.
Very solid imperial IPA. Tried for the first time at the tasting room in 2010. Pours dark golden, thick hop body with some pine and grapefruit. Very evenly balanced and aggressively boozy. beern (203) - Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Pours yellow and translucent with a nice 4-finger frothy white head with a rich aroma of pine and citrus. Tastes of a rich malt backbone upfront with a mild hop finish. It’s medium to full bodied and is somewhat viscous with very little carbonation. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. Bacchus66 (951) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Crowler acquired at the source. Pours bright clear orange with a foamy off white head that fades to a persistent cap, good lacing. This has a resiny, fruity nose with some malty notes. Flavors are juicy bitter citrus, caramel malts, grain. Sweet midpalate, medium carbonation. Long lingering finish with a bitter orange kick about halfway through. Excellent stuff. BrewTom (661) - - APR 19, 2017
I got an old Gunba but it's still great - papaya, pineapple and mango with well disguised strength. A magnificent brew.
Rated by BrewTom TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2017
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Bark’s Beer Cave (Plattsburgh, NY) au coût de 4,30$. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de pêches. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe d’ananas et de pêche. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de pêche en arrière goût. (Rating #7480)
Niko100 (2995) - Chicago, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, & caramel malt; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, rye, and citrus (notably orange & grapefruit); Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Different - pretty good. PhillyCraft (7937) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Can, unfortunately I’ve had this one a few times over the years. Seems like its still a rough one after trying it recently. Pours an orange shade with average head. Nose is sweet malt, booze heat, fire, spicy rye and old hops. Flavor most of same with an astringent close and ffaoe (921) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2017
very strong malty aroma. gold in color with huge long lasting head. balanced but very strong malt and hop flavors. rich caramel malt flavors vs. piney resinous hops flavors. shawnmurphy (610) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2017
12-ounce can pours a clear orange-gold color with a three-finger thick, foamy head that settles down to one finger after a few minutes, leaving behind lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is pineapple, mango, honeydew melon and hot buttered sweetbread. Flavor is all the above, but more so, plus candied orange, honey and caramel. It’s both very sweet and very bitter, yet not cloying or astringent – perhaps due to the addition of rye as a grain to give it a spiciness. Body is full, mouthfeel is oily and creamy with some prickly carbonation. This is a 1O percent ABV brew that drinks like its half its weight. Dangerous! DeliriumT (542) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2017
Pours a mesmerising bright golden orange with little head. Aroma is a whack of lemon, lime, blood orange and caramel. A very noticeable sweetness in the bouquet. Flavour is a great balance of sweetness and hops. Neither overpowers the other. Great beer!
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