mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a can. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Slight floral nose. Medium body with a nice central hops flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ejcooney1 (2) - Hazlet, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was an incredible beer. Their ability to shove that much hop flavor into every ounce of liquid while not assaulting the palate is amazing.
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 Re-rate with adnielsen: Moving this to a 4.0 from a 3.8. Previous rating: Can courtesy of bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Pours a cloudy golden orange color with white head. Piney, hoppy, citrus, floral, herbal aromas. Hoppy, floral, herbal, citrus flavors. Very tasty IPA.
PattyBat (79) - - DEC 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from the can. Aroma pops immediately with the top of the can with hops, citrus, pine and a little earthiness. Hops punch you in the mouth when it hits your tongue, with a little caramel sweetness to balance out the hop assault. Incredible beer, so glad I drove to the cannery and got the case.
jawbox (3) - USA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pungent hop bomb. Rough grassy bitterness. Not bad, not great. Citrus pith flavor.
cedwards1650 (16) - - DEC 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank from can, aromas of pine, wheatgrass and pear.Hops, Hops & more hops. Strong bitter taste from start to finish with slight citrus notes (pineapple and a little orange) with a slight sweetness. Overall the best beer Iíve had in a long time
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint cans, freshly imported @Brentís Chicago tasting ix/13 + 2nd can sampled xii/13. A freshly baked pineapple biscuit, bitterlemon fresh with the resiny hops of grapefruit rind, peel and even some of that white unpalatable skin in between. Heady at 8% - nonesoever. Topper: one of the best DIPAs and a redeeming, creamy specimen for some of the rest of the ABV-fuming family. Worth not heeding the "drink from the can" imperative, although its punch and taste would probably not lose much. Almost worth a 900 mile drive!
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Drank right from can.
Aroma: piney, floral, peach
Appearance: Light golden color, white head, nice lacing
Taste: passion fruit, citrus, pineapple
Palate: Fizzy, Dense, Dank
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, thanks to NHhophead! Poured just a bit into a glass to look at... Hazy yellow pour with a very thick off white head. Nose is huge grapefruit and pine. Taste mirrors the nose; great earthy Pine and citrus hops that create a really crisp and refreshing body. The malt presence at the end really works well and balances. Slight floral, really nice finish. Worth most of the hype, really well put together.
jbwimer (2) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Received two 4-packs in a trade with bostonbeans originating on the other site. Purchased a week ago, so this beer is fresh to deff... Whatever that means. First time drinking, and Iím pretty excited. Thanks, Vini!
AROMA- Wow. Could I just smell this beer forever? So pungent, and so delightful. Huge citrus (specifically grapefruit and clementine), pine, and floral notes with a hint of sweetness. Youíre not gonna make a beer that smells better than this. Youíre just not. So donít even try.
APP- Drank the majority of this beer from the can, but I wanted to see what it looked like, so I poured a few ounces into a snifter. Looks like grapefruit juice with a bit of orange juice poured into it. Pretty frigginí cloudy. A small head, that Iím sure would expand had I poured the whole can. Overall, not too impressive. I can see why "DRINK FROM THE CAN!" is exclaimed on the label in all caps.
TASTE- Hops on hops on hops. Juicy, fruity sweetness balanced out by the hop bitterness. Hops, citrus, sweetness. In that order. And me likey that order. The bitterness lingers, requiring a solid smacking of the lips. Love that. The taste is not quite as phenomenal as the nose, but quite lovely nonetheless.
PALATE- Not the best mouthfeel Iíve had in an IPA. Feels just a little bet empty. Maybe a little watery at some points. Doesnít detract too much from the beer, but could be improved. Pretty good amount of carbonation, with a dry finish. Hop oils totally coat the tongue.
O- I think Iím understanding the hype. This was a really enjoyable beer. Only room for improvement would be on the appearance and the mouthfeel. But where it really counts, this beer delivers. And I have 7 more in the refrigerator. You lucky dog.