Darkmagus82 (1911) - - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange-amber color with a small white head of fizzy foam. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of sweet tropical fruit aromas with lots of tangerine, pineapple and mango. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a bready and slightly grainy smell as well as some hop aromas of grapefruit, grass, and herb.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter tropical fruit flavor of mango, tangerine, and pineapple. Along with these sweeter tastes comes a little bit of a bready and doughty taste along with some hop flavors of a grapefruit nature. The fruitiness seems to increase a bit toward the middle, all while the hop remains constant. This however changes more toward the end of the taste, as some of the sweet fades a bit and more and more hop of a grapefruit and herbal flavor come to the tongue. Some grass and a bit of pine join the rest of the flavors at the end, to leave a rather fruit natured sweet, but nicely hopped and smooth flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. This mouthfeel is fantastic for the mix of tropical fruit flavors with the hit of hoppy flavors that sits on the tongue and makes it’s a flavorful, but still rather easy drinking brew overall.
Overall – This was a great tasting and easy drinking double IPA. Fruity and sweet, but nicely hopped and very easy drinking. I rather enjoy this one.
Nero55 (815) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden/copper with small off white head. Aroma of pine and resinous hops and some light biscuit notes. Medium/heavy body, medium resinous hop bitterness, slight soapiness, light fruit notes, and a dry finish.
RSRIZZO (1873) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle (Courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a hazy golden orange with very active carbonation and a bunch of floaties bouncing around. It has a small off white whip cream like head. Aroma is sweet fresh hops. It has a bold medium body with a smooth rich mouth feel. Flavor is rich and malty with fruit, then citrus giving it a mellow bitterness. In the after taste the alcohol almost comes out with a note of oak. Overall its an interesting brew, there is defiantly an oak taste in there but no mention of oak by the brewer and very malt heavy. In the end I like it.
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 10/10/14 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Shaker-Pours an orangish amber with a small loose white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and malt. Taste of citrus, hops, and malt. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and not too shabby.
slowrunner77 (6333) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"after a solid review from friends, i was expecting close to greatness, and this one was simply good. next to Pliny it wasn’t close, but i would have enjoyed it solo. decent grapefruity hop character in the aroma and flavor. a touch thin bodied, next to the big chewy Elder at least. Solid brew."
AirForceHops (3926) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can courtesy of Lectvay. Bottled date 3/20/14. Aroma is very fruity with pineapple, grapefruit and light traces of pine. The dry hopping does great things even for a older bottle.
The main base of the beer shows light caramel malt backing with notes of straw. The flavor is still really nice. Floral, hints of grass, subtle grapefruit and hints of pine resin rounding off the hop flavors. Bitterness lingers only slightly. The texture is dry over the tongue with a lighter side of medium body. After finishing the bottle, I very easily could have reached for another one. Rather easy to drink with no trace of 8% ABV.
Tide (2001) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Westend Tavern. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with floral hops, citrus, resin, pine and mango. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, mango and resin. Excellent double IPA.
onceblind (4964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark copper under a foamy and sticky white head. Lovely aroma with lemon zest and floral/grassy fresh hop aroma and a touch of resinous dankness. Bright and delightful flavor bursting with complex hoppiness. It starts with a bright and piney/lemon sharpness that’s quickly quelled by a resin and floral hop tone, a touch of mango and tropical eccentricity, and a slightly boozy pale malt backbone. Quaffable for its strength, but boozy enough to warn you. Nicely done.
DW78715816 (80) - Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoother than I expected. Definitely has a hoppy aroma and taste - pine and citrus - copper color - expected it to be a little stronger but still good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral aroma with a golden pour. Nice hop flavor with a mild bitter aftertaste. Decent IPA.