deyholla (10902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 (9996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep red-orange, off white head. Sweet pine, grapefruit, lightly caramelized malts, resinous and very bitter. Nice enough.
TimE (5528) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
big malty sweet lots of grapefruit. Slightly sweet. Ok bitterness. Standard.
78samh (275) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (755) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[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)
jercraigs (10201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-11-21. Dark orange amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma of grainy cereal caramel malt, light hops. 6++ Flavour is similar, cereally caramel malt, light bitterness. 6+ Average plus body palate. 3+ just okay. Not super fresh but still kind of dull, hops fail to shine. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
BeerNut75 (2) - Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Caramel color with
, floral, basement aromas. It finishes bitter with a, roasty grain note.
Metalchopz (3284) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clean deep amber colour with a creamy-foamy off-white head that stays quite a long time for an impy. Lacing is pretty good too. Aromas of grassy hops, sweet roasted malts and fruity notes. The roasted malts really come out in the taste with the grass blending things. Mild dryness that gets stronger as the hop lingers. A milder, well-balanced Impy IPA than most, that is not trying to be a hop-bomb.