hayduke (3080) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave for this fantastic beer.
Pours a hazy apricot color with a really big rocky head that lasted seemingly forever and left lacing rings like Elmer’s glue. Really attractive. The nose is is caramel malts, tropical fruit, and grapefruit. Medium body and a sticky resinous mouthfeel. Flavor is intense, with citrus and pine hops just bombarding the palate. Finish is long, dry and the flavors just stay with you. Alcohol well hidden. I think most people are underrating this fantastic beer maybe because they drink it too cold. This was started at 58 degrees and it got even better as it warmed a few more degrees. Superb imperial IPA. Loved this one.
thomas15 (588) - USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very resinous citrus grapefruit aroma with some spruce. Dirty gold color with off white head and spotty lacing. Initially tastes like sweet citrus balanced with a grapefruit and rind flavor that turns into a slow creeping bitterness that is lasting and thorough.
musinj6 (358) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden with 1 finger head that lingers, leaving medium to heavy lacing. Toasted malt with grapefruit and tropical fruit mediumbitter hops. Medium body, moderate, pleasant carbonation. Long bitter finish. This is a great imperial IPA.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this fresh at the brewery and a bottle kept in the fridge until now about 2 months later. Still fresh and delicious. Much cleaner and lighter on the palate with a little cold conditioning age, big big sticky alpha, has that big bite with almost matching citrus, aroma is fantastic. Super drinkable, lively carb. Fantastic.
freeofthoughts (595) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pours a nice clear deep gold with off white bubbles. The aroma is dried flowery citrusy hops with pale malts. The flavor is very well crafted with big bright citrus hops smoothed and sweetened by the right pale malts. Very drinkable, soft and rounded with lingering dry floral bitter.
JAG55 (74) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really floral essence and real hops taste. Great white foamy head and nice lingering lace. Dark amber color is opaque.
thegreenrooster (2976) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a clear copper with a large white head. Aroma is a fresh blast of fruity, resiny hops. Flavor is again a aggressive hop with some pinapple and mango aftertaste like the label says. Malts are slightly there, just enough to give this a medium moutfeel. Solid. So this is what a fresh DIPA tastes like? I had forgotten.
ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great big citrus hop nose. The hop flavor of this one has a ton of citra hops from start to finish. Finishes dry taste. Medium-High Bitterness.
unclemike (2068) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at brewery Pours blonde, white head. Aroma, very hoppy, but remains sweet, yeasty (cheese). Taste is hoppy with a decent amount of fruits and pine, with a medium bitter hop in aftertaste
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nicely bitter DIPA, really candy-like malts, a huge citrus blast. I think it is pretty good.