jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can @ Mikkeller Bar. Enjoyed from a glass, because I donít play by the rules. Light hazy orange color with a significant amount of floating white sediment that slowly settles at the bottom of the glass. The nose is concentrated fresh syruppy pine and resin. Pineapple, mango, sweet-lip-smacking hops. Itís the usual nose is a big DIPA, just ramped up in intensity. The taste is huge pine, resin, more tropical fruits. Bitter dry finish. Very sweet but crazily drinkable. I had to conciously slow myself down while drinking this. The bodyís full and sticky. dank. Overall, great. I was expecting a letdown, but for me this beer totally delivered. Deservedly praised.
kennydiaz (355) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank it from the can like they suggest. Very smooth hop taste that is very drinkable on a warm summer day. One of the best IPAís out there. Right up there with Pliny and Hopslam.
PhatB420 (828) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
16oz can into a 23oz wheat glass b/c it looks awesome and Id rather drink out of a glass although the can tells me not to. Taste is heavanly hoppy, grassy, organic soil and herbs, light on the internal carbination and pleasanlty refreshing and satisfying., Color is tan gold with golden grams and sunshine coating the glass. this is hoppy up front, during ,and it the aftertaste. so nice. definatley one of the best, if not the best, dipa Ive ever had. worth seeking out and enjoying. Vermont beer at its finest.
sunevdj (3820) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can at home. The can tells me to drink from can... And I always do what cans tell me to - so no idea how it looks, But I guess a clear golden with a white/off-white head, and give it a 3. Very bitter with a low, hoppy sweetness. Lots of hops aromas. Mostly of spruce and grape-fruit but also some plant sap. Medium to full bodied, with an oily mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Long, bitter and extremely hoppy finish. Hoppy!
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2015 I love the hoppiness of the beer and thereís very little to no bitterness. Itís a dark amber color and medium to full bodied.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange/brownish color. Smell is bursting with hops and citrus. Taste is also very good, lots of hops, citrus, tropical fruits, not overly bitter. Overall a top quality beer worth seeking out.
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dak. Pour is golden clear, with a small head, with oily texture. Aroma is wonderful hops which results in tons of citrus, with over the top grapefruit. Taste is citrus and hoppy bitterness. Finish is bitter.
Pinball (11809) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy yellow, small white head. Aroma is yeasty, hoppy, bitter and us hoppy, flavor is crisp hoppy, bitter hoppy, flowery hoppy. Nice malty flavor
ClubGonzo (5220) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, from ōlbutikken. After all the "Best Performer of the Week"-hype here on Ratebeer Iíve picked up one of these nifty cans out of curiosity. Letís see what all this is about. Poured into my tulip glass, this one comes out as a slightly hazy, pale yellow beverage with a small white head. Nose is very fruity, with melon, cranberry, strawberry, hints of grass, pine and gooseberry. Very, very nice. Taste is flowery grass tones, lemon touches, grapefruit, hints of grass, earth and lime. Citric bitterness dominates, along with a substantial amount of sweetness at the same time, which doesnít harmonize in my mouth somehow; where the aroma promised me heaven taste did not quite deliver. Medium carbonation, and very easily drunk for its ABV. All in all an OK DIPA, but nothing more. So whatís with the hype? :-P
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taking the on-can recommendation with this one and drinking it from the can. A bit strange, given that you lose the appearance/aroma qualities, but, hey, brewerís choice. This is a really nice IPA. Alcohol is high (8%), but hidden, and it really is just all about delicious hop flavor. A bit sticky or resiny. The art is cool, too (Iíll balance the lack of being able to see the beer with the good art and the black tab). Not over bitter. Somehow stays balanced within the realm of the hugely hopped. Nicely done.