TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Can. Pours a dark copper with mininal head. Aroma is incredible. Very strong hop smells. Taste is nice and hoppy. Not bitter or over-powering. Alcohol is well balanced. Overall an incredibly good beer.
Re-tried this at Darkness Day and was very impressed. It was better than I remembered it, the cans were also fresher.
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is cat piss simco hop. Color is orange with off white head. Taste starts out sweet with a nice malt finish.
Atom (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can pours a cloudy orange/copper with a medium white head. Aroma of apricot, oranges, grapefruit, slight scotch tape, caramel malts, and resinous hops. Taste of sweet caramel malts, slightly nutty, citrus, and resinous pine hops. Drank from the can and felt the same way. This is a really nice drinkable DIPA. However, it is nowhere near one of the best Iíve ever had, the hops just arenít there. Over-hyped? I think so. Iíd take a Daisy Cutter, Zombie Dust, or Day Tripper over this any day.
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 1200th rating had to be a bit more or less special... Glad I got this one in a trade, allready was looking forward to it for a while. Got this in a can, and it should be pretty fresh. Drank it from the can, like is told on it, but also poured a small amount in a glass, to see how it looks. There are some small floaters inside (but allready drank some from the can, so mixed inside ofcourse with the bottom) in a golden coloured beer, a small to medium head, that maybe should hold some longer, but ok. Nice grassy hops, a decent amount of citrus and other fruits inside the smell, one of the best smelling beers I got till now. Also some grapefruits and peaches, very fruity and even sweet at the smell. The taste is very nice bittering grassy hops with a decent mixture of sour fruits, with a nice sweet touch to it, and a good bitter-citrus/grass end. Nice refreshing brew, maybe just over the top, but one I hope to get my hands on again, without pulling out a kidney or something. Retaste on 18 Aug 2014. Realy, drink this one fresh, cause the slightly aged I got today wasnít that great. Still very good :)
mbrondt (7) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Danish: Når man først er kommet sig over prislappen og de rigelige gær kloder der svømmer rundt i glasset., så er der kun et ord der popper op - himmerrigs øl.
Brugen af humlen med så fantastisk aroma er sjælden set i det omfang. Skal smages af alle IPA elskere.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, rather ugly yellow with lots of yeast and hop floaties, swirling about. Thin head. Superb nose of pine and pineapple. First sip yeilds piney, resiny bitterness with a big malt background of rich, chewy caramel. As it warms and I drank more, I was tasting sweet pineapple and mango and sugary plums but still had a nice dry, bitterness at the finish. Superb. Had two 4-packs this year and definitely need more.
punkska101 (973) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
16 onz can drank in pint not the can. A: pine, grapefruit, citrusy what a punch.App: hazy bond with hop particle small white head. T/p: light body with long bitter finish moderate carbonation. O: amazing best 2Ipa I ever had. Bought a 4 pack straight at the brewery when people were buying it by the 24. Needless to say next time I?ll go with for the bigger case. True hop juice need I say more?
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks to time4lunch for the trade. Pours hazy orange with a big head with flecks of what must be hop resins or yeast? The past few times Iíve had it I just drink it from the can, but I poured it for the review. Big citrus aroma with some pine and grassiness. Taste is well balanced for a DIPA, solid malt backbone for the bitterness. Lots more of the citrus, pine, and a bit of grassiness in the taste, surprising amount of flavor for a DIPA that doesnít make you pucker you face (probably tons of late hop additions). The carbonation is average with a light to medium mouthfeel. The finish just hangs around for a while, bitterness and citrus rule my mouth. The best hoppy beer Iíve had, one of the best of any beers Iíve tried and I still have one more left!
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the September 2012 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a cloudy pale yellow color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweetish pine and resin. The flavor was sweet and tangy pine, resin, caramel and honey. Long finish of sweet pine and resin. Full bodied. Excellent.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pt can from a trade. Hazy golden orange, foamy white head. Aroma is a blast of grass, sweet citric fruits, pineappe, tropical fruits. Full bodied,resinous. Taste of sweet fruits similar to those of the aromas, moderate bitter. Extremly drinkable, abv barely noticeable. One of the best hoppy beers I had lately.