DialSquare (4497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Gold pour with big white head and soapy stick. Aroma of apricot, pine and bread. Tastes are sweet caramel, bready, earthy hops, tropical citrus. Good, drinkable.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber color, with a bit of a haze to it. Serious hoppy pine notes (reminscent of Christmas trees). Great initial flavor of hops, pine needles, then lingers into grapefruit. A quick shot of sweetness, not overly bitter on the finish (surprising for an Imperial Pale Ale, as the neck label states).
Wileecoyote (34) - - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderately hoppy with a distinctly smooth piney flavor, honey color, very fresh outdoor aroma
pras (581) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color, aroma was full of citrusy (grapefruit) and cat hopiness. Flavor followed through with a nice malt balance.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale golden color with white foam head. Aroma of grapefruit and earthiness with caramel and hints of melon underneath. Has a sweet doughy taste with an earthy hop hit and resin and caramel on the back end. Good but not my bag. More like a 90 minute, but not as smooth.
Chudwick (2923) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours clear gold with white head and decent lacing. Nose is citrus pine. Flavor adds hops. Dry bitterness all around. Sweetness? No clue. Medium body. Decent but a one trick pony.
HopTsing (573) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the tap came a lovely golden brew with very little white head. Floral hoppr aroma. Medium bodied with floral flavor with notes of honey and grapefruit.
tia (1881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Golden with nice pillowy white head and ample lacing. Nice piney, resiny, grapefruity aroma. Flavor follows with a bit of perfuminess. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice hoppy ending.
HeadyDE (765) - Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color..bottle pour into snifter..looking forward to trying this again with a fresh 1 month old bottle..last time sampled this wasn’t impressed.. must have been old bottle..nice aroma of hops and resin..good filmy head rests on top..taste and finish are fairly smooth..taste is pungent citrus,grapefruit,spice note..bitterness..good and plentiful on the hops..walks a nice fine line between a single and double ipa..much better with fresh bottle..worth seeking out..nice to see troegs put this out..Good stuff..
bhensonb (14339) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours clear "greenish" gold (lots of trees around with green leaves, so?) with a slight white head. Aroma is mildly floral. Med body. Flavor is very floral with some soft fruit. Mild roast malt backbone. Heavily hopped pale ale sort of thing. There’s a lot of hop - enough to start a burn on the tongue.