bpreo (2990) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2017
A good strong IPA. Not just for IPA lovers, as Chandra (who dislikes IPA’s) liked it too. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!! - We closed out the night with this monster, as it should be...Pours a viscous clear orange with a large, frothy off white head...aroma is resiny, bitter hops, caramel and pine...flavour is similar, pithy, lingering bitterness, citrus peel tempered with some sticky malt...pretty not bad! Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2010
A pretty standard imperial IPA. Good hop flavors and aromas, lower alcohol than some and it’s much harder to taste the alcohol here than in many beers with its abv. Slightly wattery for an iIPA. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
bomber 5/31/10. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
clear golden orange with and off white head.
it smells a little skunky. but, for the most part it is piney, pithy, orange, pale caramel and grassy.
the flavor is the same... orange, resinous, pithy and definitely not sweet.
crispy resinous texture is easy to put away. 7/3/7/3/15/3.5
(22oz bomber courtesy of mar) clear orange with creamy lasting white head. Nose of mango, grapefruit, pineapple and sweet biscuits. Taste of bitter grapefruit, quite spicy (probably from the alcohol), big alcohol detectable, with an oily slick finish that is hot and dry.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2010
orange gold pour with a thick head. jgb9348 (6519) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2011
aroma is citrusy, some pine as well and a sweet caramel maltiness.
Body is a little light. Flavour is sourish maltiness, bready and a bit cardboardy. fruity citrusy hop. Hint of sticky alc lingering in the finish.
Rich thick copper coloured body with a dense, thick tan head. Aroma of strong pine and grapefruit, a lot of hops, some light earth and a bunch of sweet fruit smells. Full-bodied; Sharp pungent resiny and piney hop flavour with a good dense, thick malt kick that shows good balance and a lingering resiny flavour that goes a long way. Aftertaste is potent and strong with a biting hop character with a little earthy sweetness. Overall, a good and strong Imperial IPA with good characteristics that doesn’t overwhelm all senses and weigh too much from the alcohol in a big bottle. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased yesterday at Safeway in Des Moines (SeaTac), Washington [State] sampled at a B&B in Poi’pu (Kauai), Hawaii on 05-March-2011. Terminus (3721) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2011
bottle-dark orange almost mahogony hue with a small white soapy head. pine, earthy, metallic nose with some alcohol, resin, lite tropical and woody notes. very woody and piney flavors but nothing special. just seems to fall a bit flat-big resinous finish, but still, it seems to fall short. However, considering the brewer, this is pretty decent. with a few tweeks it could be really good. I think their hop choice is not very pleasing. palate is a bit thin for the style as well. the bittterness goes very long into the finish, but alcohol is very present consideing the abv here. keep working on it RH!~ pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2011
22oz Bottle: Clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma of apricot, orange zest, ginger and mild toasty hops. Strong bitter flavor with notes of musty flowers mixed with juniper berries and alcohol. Strong bitter finish that sticks around with a thin body. You can definitely feel the 8.6 ABV. fiulijn (21470) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Draught at Chuck’s Hop Shop, 85th st, Seattle, as Chuck’s Big Ballard
Amber color, clean. Quite fruity and resiny hopping, but with very strong vegetables component.