commonmac (1112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in a bumped pint glass at Blue 5 in Roanoke, VA. ECBT continues with crew intact. Golden orange color with really solid lacing and quarter finger white head. Pine and floral qualities work well in the aroma along with grassy notes. Taste is pine and resin first, then a little bit of bitter citrus rind. Feels pretty standard imperial IPA fare with a bigger bitter quotient than some. Nice clean finish after a pretty slick, piney mouthfeel. I’ll continue to like this for a long time...or until I taste my next imperial IPA.
NJJereme (386) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice coppee color with a light off white head. Aroma of pine/citrus. Finishes pretty easily. Not overwhelming on the bitterness of the hops. Medium bodied.
Frank (4061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This stuff is pretty solid. It’s golden w/ a nice looking white head and creamy patches of lace. It’s smell is kinda floral and citrusy, not really as vibrant as I prefer but decent. This stuff is maybe a touch on the heavy side for me but still somewhat drinkable with its creamy carbonation. It finishes w/ some lingering fruity sweetness and rather firm bitterness. This is a good beer, not out of this world in any respect, but solid w/ no real off flavors or problems. I wouldn’t turn one down if offered.
Hiledd (100) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral and grassy aroma, clear copper color, head dissipates quickly, medium body thin for imperial but in style for IPA, malt, syrup, banana, lemon flavor.
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blueshockey24 (516) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden with off white head. Aroma is sweet grapefruit pine. Taste is sweet hoppy grapefruit pine dank with a piney finish. Pretty good.
kidobutai (653) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle into a frosty mug . Clear copper color, head lasts 5 minutes and leaves a nice lacing. Pine aroma, citrus taste, smoothe and creamy texture.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
OnTheTrail (418) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours crystal clear copper gold, small off white head. Aroma is rich citrus and pine. Moderately bitter, piney flavor, some grapefruit rind notes. Mouthfeel is crisp and well carbonated.
tristanlaugher (330) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Clear golden, pretty heavy carbonation. Tasty beer. from a bottle. filling space.
GolfGuy (7) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour at Upstairs. Pour was nearly clear golden with a small head that quickly dissipated, leaving a small foam ring. Aroma of pine and grapefruit matched the initial taste with a pine and a slight tar aftertaste. There was not much taste of hops or a hop bite. Very drinkable IPA.