sitzds (318) - - FEB 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Drank about a third of the beer from the can as recommended. Appearance, from what I saw from the others who poured theirs into cups, was orange-copper in color and topped with a huge head. The aroma was outstanding, citrus and tropical fruits, lots of pine, a little faint malt. Taste is slightly sweet with orange, pineapple, mango flavors. The bitterness comes mid palate featuring pine, citrus peel, and resin. Medium body, thick texture, moderate carbonation, dry bitter finish. Is it worth the Herculean measures to obtain? Maybe not, but a world-class DIPA.
Clownoisseur (421) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much can really be said about this one that hasn’t already. Dank aromas of fresh floral hops. They waft out of the can in waves...citrus, earth, tropical fruit, pine. Taste is pretty spot on. Balanced and complex. Lots of hops as advertised. The malt bill is nicely sweet and the finish is moderately bitter. Nice sticky mouthfeel, semi-dry finish, but still plenty of juicy, lingering hops. Not many beers compete in terms of flavor when fresh. For the sake of this review I poured a few ounces into a glass for inspection.*gasp* Sediment, murky, moderately carbonated with a nice white fluffy head that clings to the glass. Not a pretty beer, but a damn good one!
billypilgrim (3) - New England, - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
had in a super fresh can served at The Blue Stone in Waterbury, Vt., was so into it I smuggled a case back home. beyond all hype, this is one of the best, most rewarding beers I’ve had. A hop-head’s dream, beautifully well-balanced and packed full of piney, earthy citrus goodness. pure craftsmanship.
Hotbill (3) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cette bière est un ravissement pour les pistoles gustatives. les sommes sont équilibrés. À boire le plus rapidement possible. Elle se dévalue en vieillissant comme tous les IPA.
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
They hype was not false. This was absolutely divine!
At the crack of the can, which I drank from, the hops were on attack and when I began to drink it, the onslaught didn’t stop at any time.
By far, one of if not the best I have had. Definitely happy I waited to make this beer #200!
If I could get this regularly, I would be buying everything I could!
Don’t fear the hype. It is all true!
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Thanks to ThirstyBird for this fresh can!
Very great hoppy-grassy in the nose. The beer starts great fresh-hoppy. Slightly sweetish body, the hops are intense, fresh. Citrus-like grassy. The aftertaste is long, intense. For me much too sweet - the hops are intense and in the foreground, but the sweetness is too heavy for a great hoppy IPA!
Still a great brew, but not the best - therefore too sweet! But the fresh hop-aromatic is great! --> 13/12/12/12
tmongoose (2219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can compliments of neohippie. Thanks brother. Pours a lightly hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is magnificent a bright hoppy citrus melt in your mouth with mango, orange and others. The flavor was so smooth the ibu’s very well hidden. The malt base is spot on wonderful. Very well put together. Overall I want more.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is an extreme floral hoppiness to this beer that is just awesome, the floral also shows up in the taste but it is not overly bitter. It would be awesome to show a little more maltiness in this beer to counterbalance the hops but otherwise this is a very solid and enjoyable beer.
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cause de la distribution contrôlé vous êtes sur de le fraîcheur du houblon lors de l'achat. Une bière extrêmement fruité qui laisse un arrière goût des plus agréable. Amateurs de IPA, préparez vous une paire de sous vêtements propre de spare
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drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmm. How do I explain another overly hopped, could use some more balance beer. The reason this beer is so coveted is because it is so hard to find. I think IPAs like Hopslam have more balance but given it’s easier to get a hold of, it doesn’t had the same aura.
Give it a shot…definitely worth it if you can….i just find it’s undifferentiated from the plethora of IPAs on the market today.