mcberko (4843) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Chuck’s 85th St. Market, pours a hazy copper orange with a small beige head. Aroma of rich resinous hops, tropical fruitiness and a big caramel malt backbone. Flavour is similar, with loads of fruity, resinous hops and a whopping caramel malt backbone. Well-balanced, with a big malt backing to go with the high hops. Great stuff, but a tad sweet due to the big malt backbone.
kramer (4377) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a clear copper body with a frothy beige head that had nice retention. The nose is balanced between the heavy caramel malt and citrusy hops. Flavor is pretty well balanced as well, I think the sweet caramel malt wins out a bit too much, but the hops are certainly there. A nice mix of citrus and tropical fruits with minimal bitterness. Medium bodied, fairly chewy, moderate fizzy carbonation. Really pretty nice. I could do with a little less sweetness though.
dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was excellent. Definitely strong but has a great hop flavor with a lot of late grapefruit. Quite tasty.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a clear orange with some white head. Nose of pine, honey, orange, grapefruit. Flavors of candy, orange, pine, lemon, grapefruit. Boozy, bitter finish. Ok.
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild aroma of dusty caramel. Flavors of dusty caramel and pine
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: poured a copper orange with off white. Aroma is hoppy floral and fruit. Taste is a bitter hops and metal.
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semi-hazy copper with a thin white head. Nose is pretty hop forward with leafy and piney hops mixing with some clementine and a little lupulin. Taste is well balanced for a DIPA, letting hops and malt take equal show. Flavor starts off with a resinous yet citric bite, blends into a kind of leafy quality, before a toasty and caramalt middle hang around while the hoppy acidity wears off. Finishes bitter and leafy, but not too acidic. This is the correct way to do DIPAs.
BillKismet (3168) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden bronze with a nice head. Rather hop-skunky nose. Dank beer body with a harsh bitter current. Like a swilly dive bar beer mixed with an Imperial IPA. I wish they would bring back their ESB.
joeneugs (2616) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a very clear golden color with a nice off white head. The aroma is fruity with some melon, citrus and light tropical fruit. Fruit juice. Flavor is caramel, bread, sweet fruit. Not bad, but I would have liked more potency.
BOLTZ7555 (2602) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Az Strong Beer Fest. Seems to be a ton of variation based on ratings. I enjoyed it. Golden tangerine pour with a dense ivory head. Lemongrass, evergreen, citrus pith, pepper, and caramel malt. Bready and fruity along with some herbal hops. ABV well hidden...highly drinkable. Not bad.