strattonspeaks (77) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden orange with thin white head. Pine, citrus, some malt sweetness up the snout. Taste was a little underwhelming for me after the big nose. Orange rind, some spice. Nice bitterness on the back end leads to dry finish. Pretty solid beer but expected bigger.
wlajwl (3323) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fruit/syrup, light citrus and a hint of pine/grass. The flavor is citrus, fruit, slight syrup notes and a low and lingering bitterness in the finish.
thechandler (573) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy peach-copper color. Aroma is incredibly fruity with wonderful full notes of orange and lemon. Flavor isn’t as overwhelming as I expected given the full aromas. Still very powerful with great orange notes. Fantastic IIPA that doesn’t overwhelm.
ABUSEDGOAT (2158) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color, decent sized head, good lacing and retention. Aroma reminds me of Sculpin IPA - grapefruit, citrus, pine, some tropical fruit, light caramel malt backing. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, enjoyable.
mcberko (4806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from Neillago (thanks a lot, Neil), pours an opaque, cloudy orange with a small off-white head and noticeable sediment. Aroma brings out big notes of resinous hops, a big chunk of caramel malt, a little grapefruit and some residual sugars. Flavour brings out lychee fruits upfront (yes, surprisingly, I get this), some grapefruit notes, caramel malt, medium strength resinous hops, and candy from the residual sugars. Way too sweet for me - sickly sweet in fact. The malt clobbers the hops, making this almost a cross between an IPA and barley wine. Not very well put together. Just drinkable, but highly flawed.
Lupulucid (168) - - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pronounced bitterness is tempered by a certain amount of malt sweetness. Complexity and grapefruit zest flavor are appealing. The finish is extended with more contribution from bitterness. At 4+ months, hops may be fading a bit. I wouldn’t be surprised to find a fresher bottle even more impressive.
coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super piney and hops aroma. Smells like the woods up here in Lake Tahoe after a rain. Fresh. mid golden/amber color with a short lived cream head. Tastes stong of pine too. Light lemon zing at first then turns pine. This is really damn good.
Blairgus (2188) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 aug 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, some bubbles. Nose is floral malt and moderate cereal malt. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Mildly bitter, mildly sweet lemon rind. Ok.
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JohnGalt1 (193) - , Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz picked up today at the Brewforia Eagle tonight poured into my Funk Fest goblet... 1" head with decent honey gold brew.
Aroma is nose hair coating citrus hops.. sorta thick pale malt
Big body out of the gate.. thick for sure.. tons of grapefruit hoppiness with a more than enough malt.. piney hoppiness and a surprising amount of fruity hoppiness mid palate combines with grainy slightly sweet pale malts.. very rich.. with a finish that sorta drops off quickly.. the fruity hops linger for a bit.. but not nearly as long as I would expect for a brew of this thickness..
Despite my above negatives, this is a pretty nice DIPA right now... I prefer a little drier take on the style.. but this is a good beer..
cough... cough.. cough.. lower the mash temp... cough cough.
maltman53 (148) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of citrusy, piney hops prickling the nose, solid amber-colored malt backbone on the palate, finishing cleanly.