rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
22 oz bottle. From a gas station in Bend, OR.Criz (358) - - APR 12, 2015
Clear deep amber colour with a small frothy off-white head.
Resiny hops, sweetness and some caramel malt in a fresh aroma.
The flavour is resiny and fruity hops, bread, cookies, sweet malt and some tea like bitterness. Balanced.
16oz draft at the brewery. Pours red brown witha sticky white head. Carmel, sticky hops make up the aroma. Dry on the palate. andrewje41 (3764) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2015
Draft pour, and bottle poured probably a couple dozen times over the years. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this. Pours a copper color with a foamy head. Hoppy grainy aroma. Flavor is bitter, with some sweet hops mixed in. Finishes on another more bitter note. Always been a bit of a go to imperial for me. What can I say. It’s cheap, strong, and tasty. I’ll keep getting this. deyholla (11505) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of resin and grass with an earthy grain backbone. Flavor has notes of resin and pine with and a touch of earthy grain. DuffMan (10276) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Deep red-orange, off white head. Sweet pine, grapefruit, lightly caramelized malts, resinous and very bitter. Nice enough.
TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
big malty sweet lots of grapefruit. Slightly sweet. Ok bitterness. Standard. 78samh (287) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2015
22 oz bottle pours gold and clear with a tiny white head. Aroma is sweet and very hoppy. Grassy, herbal, citrus and pine hop flavor. Good sweet malt backbone. A little caramel hint in the flavor. Altogether a very smooth and enjoyable IIPA. S_Side_Smitty (766) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma is dank and syrupy. Taste is very much the same as aroma. Heavy bitterness kicks in for the mid the quickly fades for an empty finish. Kinda like a dog that barks then runs when confronted. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.
A: Pours a beautiful golden amber color. The head is a one finger eggshell shade. The texture is moderately bubbly yet soft, and the retention is okay. Decent stripes of lacing are left behind. Honestly, this one looks incredible in a glass.
S: The hops start off rather piny, but quickly transform into a semi-aggressive rush of pineapple, peach, and apricot. There are some vague tropical hints, too. It also has a fairly prevalent malt backbone, though it thankfully lacks some of the more oppressive toffee notes some DIPAs can have. While it doesn’t quite challenge the elite aromas of the top-shelf DIPAs, it certainly provides a respectable nose.
T: Honestly, I’m not quite sure what to make of the flavor profile. It opens up with a good rush of piny bitterness, while the middle and end is a combination of slight pineapple, sugary malts, some earth, orange marmalade, and a touch of mint. There’s a decent amount of depth to be found, and also a little booziness as well. It certainly isn’t hot, but it’s still a bit more prevalent than I like. Otherwise, this is an okay DIPA.
M: Even among DIPAs, this is very prickly, astringent, and sharply carbonated. It’s dry, but not soft. The feel improves once the carbonation slows down, but also becomes a little more full bodied and hard to drink. Having said that, drinkability is pretty solid.
O: Not bad, especially in the world of budget DIPAs. It seems oddly English-style, given its earthy, fruity, ever-so-slightly boozy flavor. This one is in the pile of "would drink again; wouldn’t buy again" beers. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
[6921-20141121] Bottle. Fruity grains aroma. Slightly hazy, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grainy orange flower flavour has a buttery finish. Medium body is a little dry. Good. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(w/ jercraigs, mds)