malkyore (177) - - AUG 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imagine licking a bitter flame in a glass. Burning from the merciless fusion of insane hop acid and a powerful, albeit well hidden, amount of alcohol. Itís like a well controlled blow torch full of inanity and over the top hops. I can barely drink it, but I love every sip.
Krej (91) - USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this from my dad, in front of my mom, so it was drank out of a red solo cup. So I couldnít see the color great because they donít appreciate good beer. Itís pretty hoppy, good IPA. I canít really smell an aroma or see the color. Good IPA mouthfeel.
conway (1400) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Light clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma is melon and oak. Taste follows and adds some spicy and citrusy hops with substantial booze. Nice vanilla note on the finish from the oak. Rich mouthfeel and long finish. A little too sweet but pretty nice.
yiannnos (857) - , CYPRUS - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Golden colour. Pine, floral, grapefruit hops, with a long bitter finish.
hockeybeerguy (1981) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-clear yellow color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Thereís some light foamy lacing just kinda clinging all over the place.
The smell had a fine sweet grapefruit with some cherishing citrus characteristics running all over in and out but in a good way.
The taste was pretty much the same with a leading sticky edge of citrus freshness to be in the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. ABV? What ABV, haha, I felt or tasted none of it.
Overall, DIPA, well done one. Sheís dangerously sessionable. Iím pretty sure Iíd have this again.
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/8/14 can from CBO.
The nose is aroma is dank sticky hops. The flavor was perfect combination of hops and sweetness. This is a good IIPA.
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Akfan (4) - USA - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great white head, smooth pour. Aroma is mild, lingering bitter taste at back. Enjoyed while on rainy Seward Alaska.
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Lizardking3 (97) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I couldnít get into this one very much. Pours a surprisingly clear light gold, almost lagerish. Aroma is nice, ripe mango and resins. The taste wasnít on par for me, a little too heavy on the malt backbone and a strange medicinal overtone. Just didnít do it for me
reberiii (325) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour from can. Pine and juice on the nose. Some biscuit on the palate along with pine.
rangerred (918) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy light gold; way lighter than I was expecting. Half finger white head that sort of quickly fades away. Just a scant hint of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The lightness of the beer is quite surprising.
Aroma has hints of wood letting you know this is oak aged along with some overripe fruit such as pineapple and kiwi. A touch of caramel thrown in there as well. It is definitely English IPA-smelling.
Flavor of mild oak throughout combined with pineapple, orange, and just the faintest touch of pine. There is considerable maltiness that is predominantly caramel but the sweetness remains restrained. The flavor profile is more English than American with the oak just adding an additional layer of complexity making this one interesting. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden and it isnít too sweet.
Overall, a good beer but not Earth-shattering by any means. I like the character imparted by the oak but really it is just a bit boring overall.