bellco33 (534) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a one-day old pint can: Pours a hazy golden with a one finger white head and a few yeasty chunks on the bottom. Aroma is unlike anything else Iíve ever had. Floral, grapefruit, lemon rind, little grassy, pine, just wonderfully fresh smelling. Taste is incredible, so much grapefruit, hoppy, resiney goodness. Finish is clean with a little bitter kick at the end. The bitterness increases as the cans age, and the beer gets a bit boozy. Donít sit on these, they only get worse. On tap at the source this might the best IPA in the world. The only knocks I have on it are the slight bitterness at the end of the sip (really knitpicking here), and the rather chunky appearance as itís unfiltered and unpasteurized. Chunky is not appealing. Other than that, itís perfection.
beerbill (3598) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, poured into a snifter. Pours a very cloudy straw yellow with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of grapefruit and pine. The flavor begins with mild malt but is quickly overrun by grapefruit and pine hops bitterness. A bit less resinous than I would have liked and more dominated by the grapefruit than the pine. This beer actually gave me heartburn and required 3 Tums after consumption. A fun beer to try but falls a little below the hype for me.
topoisomerase (12) - - DEC 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from the can - after a few sips as guided. Great, fresh hop aroma. Fantastic palate and surprisingly smooth for a DIPA. Taste is where it sings. A bit of pine but such a smooth drinking IPA you are necessarily disarmed. It's easy to see how HT has become such a favorite.
smaynard6000 (878) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
16oz can. Pours a hazy golden color with small white head. Intense hoppy aroma with notes of citrus and pine. This is a hop loverís dream, pure bitter hoppy flavor. Full bitter finish. Outstanding.
kidobutai (577) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not an ipa fan so this is a huge rating. If all ipaís tasted like this is like ipas! The bitterness is really understated. Smooth going down the hatch.
nasmith003 (175) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heady hop aroma with a slightly cloudy appearance. Hoppy throughout with a clean aftertaste.
Luvystypotables (1294) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Complex aroma of caramel, hops, and citrus, cloudy caramel colour with a wonderful head and great lacing. A balanced taste of caramel and hops mild palate of caramel and hops.
mike5326 (1399) - 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.
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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 (2864) - 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.