Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pint can (thanks Pawola22 for this treat!). Wow. That about sums this one up. Iím blown away from the start. Tropical fruits galore here in the subtle, yet eye-opening aroma, with the acidity of the tropical/mango/passion fruits adding a nice degree of complexity. The fresh fruity hops, oranges, bananas are balanced out very well with a milder grain profile of rice and mixed light cereals. It poured with a light yet thick white bubbly layer of starch white head, a hazy through vibrant medium-heavy appearing, golden-orange body. The palate is probably 6/5 if that were possible. An incredible drinking experience with a deep and powerful palate, yet with a smooth, tart, acidic, and properly bitter balance. The notes in the aroma and flavor go hand in hand, though bolder in the flavor, and more delicately balanced in the aroma. Also, probably a bit more grass and herbal hop qualities, as well as more cotton candy and caramel sweetness in the flavor. This lingers so wonderfully with bitter, tangy mixed tropical fruits. Oh my. So much to ponder here. I didnít want it to end. Nearly perfection.
Habanero (3860) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Canned. Pours slidhtly golden with a medium sized off-white head. Leaving a good lacing.Aroma of citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, pine, peachy notes and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. A great DIPA 🌟🌟🌟🌟
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2012 Can generously given to me by my buddy Matt! Not going to pour it into a glass, but I bet itís a unfiltered deep copper color with a white head. Crack of the can presents strong resiny, dank citrus hops, pineapples, mangos and peaches packed in there. Flavor is the same lovely tropical fruit with no trace of sweet malt that I hate in double IPAs. Ends bitter with a gentle touch of alcohol. No hype, this is fucking delicious.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint Can. This was sure a nice wake me up for my palat. Full flavors like pineapple and grapefruit. Nice fluffy head. Excellent palat.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well... this kicks ass. Excellent beer. Can thanks to Beermefitz on BA. Huge orange and tropical aroma, some pineapple, lightly vegetal/cheese. Flavor follows, super hoppy goodness, bit of toastiness, not entirely dry (seemingly), slightly chewy, fluffy carbonation, chalky full body (even though itís probably actually very dry), some wheat?, bitterness lingers with the orange, really lingers... packed with flavor. At first sip I was impressed, and still am, but might need just a bit more balance of this tongue bruising flavors. Alcohol is actually fairly big on this one even though itís only 8%. Borderline 9 on aroma, 5 palate, 18 overall... I know fresh this beer is probably pure fire!
Palme (3652) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l can from ōlbutikken. I donít care how many times they print "drink from can" on the can, sorry, Iím just not doing it! Pouring a light cloudy honey-"looking body packed with unfiltered particles and floaters. It also has a small but quickly sidesticking off-white head. The aroma in this one is just fantastic! So hedgy and hoppy-bitter that itís almost like walking in to a newly cut hedge! Not as fruity as I had expected, or hoped, but itís just dang amazing hedgy. I also get some apricots mixed with sweet orange zest and citrus. It has a nice slick texture and itís average carbonated. Not fully as hedgy and hoppy, but still pretty darn fresh and delicious. More fruity in the flavor. Lotís of medium-sweet peaches and passion fruits, also a small mango tone as well. Ends light mouthdrying and bitter all the way in the back of my neck. This is a really tasty one, and I would not hesitate to buy a new one it it only were available. 09.06.2012
HighlanderOne (1173) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 16oz can. Aroma of grapefruit hops. Cloudy IPA lookin gold, white head. Packed with lots of grapefruit, pine and floral hoP flavors. Not much else to talk about - there is some malt but its overshadowed by the hop barrage. I donít even taste the alcohol. Some citrus notes toward the end. This is really well done - an unexpected surprise.
Duke13 (9) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is by far the best beer I have ever tasted. The only thing I don't like about it is that it is a four hour drive to get it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
teorn88 (5860) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 Can at Craft Beer Co. (Poured a few ounces for the purpose of this rating). Pours a cloudy yellow / golden colour with some floaties. Bubblt white head. Aroma is a bit piney with tons of tropical fruits, pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is bitter with grapefruit and pineapple again. Soma resint hops as well. Mouthfell is medium to full with good carbonation. No signs of alcohol. Overall, a good IIPA from the glass becomes world class from the can. DRINK FROM THE CAN!
Underjoath (10) - - JUN 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh can given to me by Beermefitz on BA, a complete stranger until today. Thank you so much for the generous gesture. Good beer karma shines down on you this day.
Drinking out of a Pipeworks Brewing goblet. Pours a cloudy golden hue with a fingers worth of bubbly white head.
Smells great. A nice balance of resin and citrusy fruit.
Speaking of balance, wow. First taste knocked me on my butt. Sweet and bitter tangoed on my tongue both getting a turn at lead.
Not too sticky on the mouthfeel, but leaves behind a bit of hop to bring you back for another drink. Carbonation tickles the throat as she goes down.
Overall, fantastic beer that completely lives up to the hype and well deserving of my first review. Hope I didnít let it down.