BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Grapefruit, citrus and pine with a big malty caramel background. Well balanced. Bitterness throughout. Resiny. Dangerously smooth and tasty.
Zymurgeist2 (1283) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Loads of pine and moderate citrus, with a strong biscuity malt backing to support well. Hazy orange with full white head lingering nicely in a tulip glass. Taste is orange and moderate low pine, with a moderate bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden in this 9.3%er, can’t find it at all...making this a dangerous, tasty brew!
kaser (4083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange pour from bottle at ganeks. White head. Fruity and bitter. Citrus and tropical happiness. Pretty big IPA. Grapefruit and apricot. Yum
zoucrew102 (871) - - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Grapefruit citrus hop aroma with pine resin and floral hop flavors. Pours copper colored with a large, soapy white head with excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with grapefruit citrus flavors as well as some floral hop flavors. Finishes dry but quite smooth with slight pine resin bitterness, but not a lot, and grapefruit acidity coating the palate. Nice, remarkably smooth double IPA.
Bacterial (2201) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Slightly hazy amber color with a white head and lots of white lacing. Tremendous hop nose and taste. Low bitterness, just how I love my DIPAs. Excellent.
One2remeber (186) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper orange, light amber hue. Big juicy grapefruit, pungent, sharp white rind. More of a honey sweetness than caramel.
Fresh honey melon up front, a peach type sweetness lingers with a heavy alcohol sensation but not quite burning. Smooth flavors, blend well together, big hop bitterness without a leafy, medicinal taste. Love the Magnum hops for bittering, so clean.
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is fruity, resiny, dank hops with a little caramel / crystal malt.
The flavor is a little sweet bready malt with a little fruit and a lot of piney resiny hops that have a bit of a harsh tarry alcoholic aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice hop bomb of a DIPA.
drjay44 (2968) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, very well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head, with Belgian curtain lacing, over a hazy, gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is floral honey, with grapefruit from the hops, light cereal from the malts, minimal esters, balance to the hops.......taste is sweet with honey tones, light toasted cereal malts, heavy grapefruit, pine, light floral tones, licorice, from the hops, finishing with a lingering bitterness, balance to the hops........mouth feel, body heavy of medium, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low, low acid. This is an enormous American I/DIPA, with heavy American hops. It is very hop dominated, with only slight malt complexity. Perhaps a bit more caramel/crystal malts would add a bit, but then sweetness might become a problem. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark copper with a thin foamy off white head. Big citrusy and resiny nose full of orange rind, maybe a little lime, lots of pine resin and resiny floral tones. The flavor pops with lots of piney bitterness and acidic orange/limey rind notes, then theres a wee little pale malt sweetness, which is overburdened by some chewiness, booze heat, and just a bit of american hazy yeast. A bit muddled but enjoyable.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22. Has a sweet and floral start. Flavors of caramel, wood and resin. Finishes slightly sharp and astringent.
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours copper with white head. Taste is juicy with some pine an citrus.