Tmoney99 (13994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy complex simcoe hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a solid beer.
mcberko (16004) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 64 oz. bomber, sent from tstockstrom (thanks a lot, Chuck), pours a dark amber orange with a small beige / tan head. Aroma of rich toffee, brown sugar, lots of resinous and citrus hops. Flavour is rich, full of toffee, brown sugar and huge resinous and citrusy hops, with a humungous flavour profile and loads of depth. At first, seems like a barley wine, then seems more and more like a IIPA. Excellent stuff.
wxman (1773) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight hazy amber/orange color with a fair light tan head. Grapefruity aroma. Sweet malt, caramel and immense hoppy grapefruit and pine taste. This one is busy, but good.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus exploding immediately. Lemon. Dark brown good lacing white ring but not much of a head. Unexpected darkness. Taste is citrus bitter with companion flavor that sticks out a bit that is hard to pin down. Mint? It’s bracketed by intense bitterness. Good.
jandd1983 (4048) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark orange color with a small white head. The aroma was malty with lots of hoppiness. The taste was a bunch of hops and malts. This was a very good IPA.
beernbourbon (1580) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Pour is deep hazy orange with a small medium head. Aroma is sticky toffee malt with loads of resinous hops and pine hops. Not subtle. this is a big IPA. Flavor is also loaded with sticky hops and rich toffee malt. Resinous hops are present, but the thick caramel malt dominates. Just a big beer all around. Solid cold weather IPA.