JesseinVT (12) - BurlingtonCtB, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Used to stop @ the Alchemist brewpub all the time for this- was there for dinner 7/27/11 the night before tropical storm Irene flooded that establishment. Was thrilled to learn from my server that a cannery was about to open- turned out to be a great thing as the brewpub was a near total loss (but replaced with the Prohibition Pig BBQ, now the only place you can get this on draft other than samples @ cannery). The can seals in a near miraculous concentrated hop flavor and aroma. I did once disobey the instructions and pour this out to reveal a cloudy golden-yellow fluid & nice sticky head that will leave a mark on the glass as it dissipates. Despite the high IBUs, there is a sweetness and crispness that counters any bitterness- many friends who are not generally fans of IPAs do enjoy this DIPA. Citrusy, piney, and resinous, it's also extremely drinkable. Despite increases in production, it still sells out quickly at $12.99/4-pk at the few VT locations where it is regularly available- a solid indication that I'm not the only one who's hooked. It's now the IPA by which I judge all others.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at DLD ’12. I’m glad I got to try this one again, since I liked it before but never rated it. I know the first one was thanks to Kan, this might be as well. Orange yellow color with yeasty floats. Nice dose of hoppy goodness. Bitter citrus juicy bready. Juicy nice and oh so tasty. I could drink a few of these. 8/4/8/3/16
SaintMatty (5189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Can - Amber in colour. Grapefruit, pine, toffee, passion fruit, peach and pineapple in the enticing aroma. Fairly bitter and hoppy, yet nicely balanced with notes of lemon, grapefruit, pineapple (lilt, perhaps) and fudge.
radarsock (897) - Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hey, Mr. Adam Jackson, you’re cool as fuck, dude! :-) Poured this awesome metallic-auburn color with a fine head and finer lace to represent its heady collisions. Smells of California hops, loafed rye, Carared malt, and Maine salt. Tastes predominately of spicy hops, olive juice, grapefruit peels, tangerine zest and Chrysanthemum flower pedals. Niiiice!
olsvammel (3030) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from a store in Copenhagen. Very fruity and fresh DIPA with lots of tropical fruits, pineapple, strawberries, peach and passion fruit. Very enjoyable I want to drink more all the time. Great beer!
gyllenbock (4560) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at O’Connor’s, Uppsala July 2012. (thanks SaintMatty)
Slightly hazy golden/orange with some sediments. The head was white and not that large. A great hoppy aroma on this one. Grape, citrus, pineapple and caramel. The taste was hoppy and very refreshing. Not brutally bitter. May I have another one, please?
HeadyDE (499) - Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Can picked up at cannery recently. Poured into a tulip for full experience. Orange body, 2 finger head that dissipates. Everything about this is simply outstanding. Aroma-out of this world, definitely the best smelling ipa I have had to date. Citrusy, hoppy and juicy. Amazingly easy drinking for the abv and ibu’s. Not bitter as one might expect. Perhaps the best thing about this is the mouthfeel, coats the palate with hoppy goodness as the can states. Everything is in harmony here, can see why this is so hyped. Definitely worth all the praise, wish I was a lot closer to VT so I could get this more often.
Steasy66 (866) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking from the can because the can said so. Poured 25cl into a Boulevard tulip so I can judge the appearance and try it from a glass.
A- Wheaty yellow, lots of floating particles, 1 finger thick white head.
S- Very floral, sweet, a bit earthy.
T- Dank hops, somewhat floral, citrus, bitter but ballanced by a light sweetness.
M- Right consistency, a bit lumpy, could use a bit more carbonation.
O- Looks like homebrew gone bad, but smells and tastes amazing. Only thing I would really change is to up the carbonation just a bit.
Serving type: can
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From can to glass. Definitely smooth for a double IPA. Sharp and citrusy hops dominate this brew. The drinkability does not suggest a considerable 8% abv. Great head. I wish I had tried this out of the can like it suggests.
KyotoLefty (6318) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Can on the RBSG bus. Great nose: tropical fruit, peaches and mango. Golden pastel color. Estery, bready flavor with honey malts. Prockly carbonation is a bit much. Peppery hop finish and noticeable alcohol. Well bitter. Nose is great, flavor much less exceptional than expected, though good.
Second time was from the can at Manhattan Pizza in Burlington. Nose was less available, but the resinous, citrus hops were lovely.