Aubrey (3481) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drenched with a green hoppiness, kind of like a double fresh hop ale. Malts are a bit sappy as well (dough, wet grains, sugar water). Fruity alcohol (apples) plus some fruity hop notes (tangerine, apricot, pear). Lesser hop notes of herbs and flowers. Slight rubbing alcohol off flavor with a nip of staleness really dampened things for me.
thespot (7) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
I really like this style beer. The floral notes and grassy flavors go well with the fairly high ABV this dbl IPA packs. Plays well with the rosemary & Himalayan pink salt bread Iím easting with it.
alassio (76) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In comparison to other citrus/pine mega-IPAís (e.g., Hopslam, Hoptimum) this one clocks in real nice with huge rich hoppiness, syrupy richness, but also dryness. It has no cloying sweet to muck it up. In fact, it is almost tart, and the different aspects wind up with all sorts of definition: fresh & zesty; spring woodland hoppy; bitingly alive. This is a stunning beer, but it is big, big, big, and bracing too.
notalush (5125) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - medium orange color - soapy lace - nose of earthy, almost peaty maltiness, orange marmalade, strong bitter grapefruit and pine - high carbonation, but it is fairly soft - there is an initial strong but clean sweetness, but the malts are mostly crackery, dry, and earthy after that - some mineral notes make way for strong woody, peppery, and citric hops - the malt profile is British in character, but the hop profile is more american - not really for fans of your typical, sticky American IIPA, but I think itís pretty good.
arkurzynski (1635) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber. Nose of sweet cereal grains, caramel/toasted malt, and grassy pine. Flavor is heavy herbal pine, quite resinous, with very little malt backbone to speak of. Pretty dry with active carbonation, which leads to a fairly thin mouthfeel, despite the ABV. Lingering tongue puckering dry bitterness.
furthur (308) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber beer, cream colored head. Aroma of spruce, orange, lemon, caramel, peaches? Taste bitter, malt, spice, bitter, having trouble finding the fruit the aroma promised. There is a hint of peach, under the bitter. Medium body. A bit heavy carbonation. Finish is bitter hops.
coreyvan (15) - Fridley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong grapefruit after taste. Very dry finish. Another one and done. Too rich for drinking all night.
scooterbub (889) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a caramel color with a thin beige head. Taste is of hops, citrus, pine, resin, caramel and malt. Has a similar, warming aroma. Has a decent body, that is lighter than expected. Finish is moderately bitter and dry. Drinkable, enjoyable, but a bit underwhelming.
78samh (186) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hoppy sweet aroma and the taste is the same. Has a good balanced character. Smooth
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich golden color with for the white foam. Aroma is very sweet, resinous, and citrus notes. I was hoping for a more floral and citrus, but it was indeed hoppy. Taste is very bitter upfront with grapefruit and overt sweetness. It is almost a bit too cloying for my likes.