zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from can into glass. Hazy yellow orange with a small white head. Light piney and citrus aroma. Taste is very hoppy up front, piney and citrusy. Very clean finish. Very clean mouthfeel. Good but not the best.
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head leaving moderate lacing. Aroma is overwhelmingly hoppy. The flavor is so well balanced the 120 IBU rating is not a killer. Very smooth with a delicious flavor with notes of citrus, grapefruit and a nice bitterness. Awedome beer.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma what you expect from a top tier ipa. Clean crisp. Grapefruit, citrus notes, hops. Pour was cloudy gold pour, white head. Taste is all there. Grapefruit start, smooth bitter finish. Complex yet enjoyable. Must try IPA. Great.
Hammy78 (894) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from a trade with a fellow Bar Towel member. Pours an absolute cloudy yellow/ copper colour, white head that dies to a ring, decent lace. Awesome citrus and pine hop aroma, with a touch of caramel. So formal. A little biscuity. Tastes is initially bitter and malt forward. A lot of grapefruit, a touch dryness. Amazing stuff.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is just amazing. Have had it multiple times in a can and poured from a can into a glass. I actually prefer it in the can. The flavor stays longer. Out of the can it is one of the cloudiest beers I have ever sen. The aroma is intense and the hops pop out right away. The beer is just awesome. Major hops on the back end. This is my fav DIPA to date!
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hops beer. Light color. Strong aromas. Solid finish. In a can! Pours with a slight white head. Not as strong as to overwhelm you but definitely every bit of 120 IBU. a hop lovers dream!
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Bauzen (8) - - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is not a balanced beer by any means. If you're a hops lover, this beer certainly celebrates it like no other. It's almost comical and whimsical if I had to think of fundamental words to describe it. When you first crack open the can, you get hit with a sledgehammer of aroma; notes of citrus and pine hit you hardest. With every sip, the bitterness provides for a lingering complexity that makes this beer unique.
I found myself laughing at the experience of the entire first can. Not sure how much of it was the reputation that preceded it, but I enjoyed every sip like a fat kid knee deep in chocolate cake. I only wish it was more easily accessible in NYC. As of the time of this review, it's available exclusively at Uncle Barry's in Park Slope, Brooklyn via Union Beer distributers.
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Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow/orange pour, cloudy, with an average white head that persists. A much more vegetal nose than I would have thought with some citrus notes. About the same on the palate, with a more vegetal vibe than was expected.
Ready4Aheady (38) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
To me, the Gold Standard. Beautiful peach, cloudy color. Foamy light head. Aromas of tangerines, lemons, vanilla, a sticky forest floor, and Humboldt-county-kind. Hop forward flavors with citrus, burnt caramel, and mild, balanced bitterness. A nice long finish, still haunting my palate as I type. Makes me warm and fuzzy, happy to be alive! I want to leave the brewmaster in my will.
jb (2592) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t know if I’d really consider this an IIPA. At Mark’s Fairport Brew Review. Wow. The most highly anticipated brew of the night. Saved for last. Brought in from out of town, Vermont? This was an extremely unusual IPA, I did not recognize many of the flavors and smells in this. But it is noteworthy that it stood out even after a long night of tasting. Nose - biscuits, grapefruit, and a few more things. Taste is floral, spicy, super dry, really interesting. Very murky. I’d previously heard how unappetizing chunky and murky this stuff looked but seriously, I did not mind. Great stuff.