FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with a small off white head. Aroma sweet some pine some citrus, some toast and fruity notes. Flavor is much the same, lots of fruitiness, caramel and toast. Medium body and a soft carbonation.
bnoel09 (586) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter. Dark amber with a thick cream colored head. Aroma is caramel malt, resinous and citrusy hops with some pine notes as well. Flavor is caramel malt with sweet resinous citrusy hops. Medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall a nice IIPA that is not overly bitter, and certainly one of the better offerings I’ve had from Pyramid.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark orange with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is medium bitter. Citrus and grapefruit. Medium bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, very good. I would gladly drink this again.
jb (3156) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like freshly cut grapefruit, wow, a pit of maltiness too. Clear and amber with a fine layer of head that remains. Very nicely balance with hops and malt in check throughout. A bit dry for an IIPA, but nice.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty well made double IPA, fairly balanced, plenty of bitterness, bit of crystal, toast, balanced fruit and pine, a bit chalky though.
joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear ruby body with minimal head. This is a sweet caramel double ipa with a dry grassy and piney hop note. Medium bodied with a slight soap aftertaste. Remnants of the high abv well after the sip. Good but unspectacular.
bpreo (2779) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I typically complain about IPA, but an Imperial IPA is a bit of an exception. This one packs a punch. Like John Cougar said, "It hurts so good".
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark orangish amber..Piney and grapefruit with a little sweetness in aroma. The flavor is caramel malts, citrus, tartness, and a little bitterness in the finish. Overall, a decent imperial IPA.
bleeng (1679) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Jimmy. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Nice citrus nose but a bit mild. Flavors of citrus and bitter hops. Some decent malt profile for balance. Bitterness on the end. Alcohol is present but not over the top. Decent IIPA.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great typical NW citrus bomb. Nice malt background. I do like my double ipa’s to be super bitter, which this is lacking. However, the dry hop gives it a nice aroma. Good ipa (not iipa).