Leafs93 (1573) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy gold with white head. Drank out of the can as instructed. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus and resin...ridiculous. Taste is bitter all the way through. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy. Alcohol is very well hidden. Just a fantastic beer.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yet another brew I had, but for some reason didnít rate it right after I had it. Pours a hazy amber color with a big white head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit hops. Medium body with average carbonation. Excellent citrus hop flavor with a nice malt balance and a nice bitter hop finish. Taste is similar to some west coast DIPAs. Which is not a bad thing! This is Delicious.
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a very cloudy light amber with a small light tan head that has decent retention and leaves a good lacing on the glass. The aroma is big mango, floral notes, light caramel, a bit of pineapple, and some sugar cookie. The initial taste is sweet with mango and pineapple going into a bit of caramel, sugar cookie, and some light dankness. There is a very light bitterness on finish along with some lingering mango. Light bodied. Low carbonation. I definitely could use a bit more bitterness and a bit less sweetness. Not bad, but certainly not in the class of the best west coast IPAs.
BelgianBeerGal (2958) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty sure this was poured from the can at Flossmoorís pre-DLD party. Sweet, resiny, fruity and all around awesomeness. Completely drinkable for a high-IBU DIPA.
MaBeer1972 (1241) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donít get me wrong - this is very good stuff. I hate drinking anything out of the can though, no matter what the brewer thinks. Itís thick and orange with a lot of floaties. Frothy head fades quickly in the glass. Big hoppy aromas and flavors. Smooth pine, burnt rubber and lots of bitter citrus-grapefruit resins. Body is very heavy. This one hits quickly. I would much rather prefer six 12 ounce cans instead of four 16 ounce cans. Not as good as Hillís Farmstead Society & Solitude #3.
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the poor mans pliny, THis beer pours with some floaties but the aroma will fill a fairly good size room. From the can as the beer can explains is the way they want you to enjoy it. I disagree, let those hops out and pour it in to a glass. This is a great beer for sure!
Johnsense (667) - - MAY 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Golden orange pour with a finger of head. Noticed the aroma immediately as it fills the room upon opening the can. Grapefruit, Pine, Mango, Floral - a virtual citrus fruit salad. Burst of bitter hops up front, Fresh grapefruit, lemon and orange zest, fresh Mango, caramal maalt for balance. Big gobs of lacing. Medium body, nice finish, carbonation is on. Very fresh can and it shows. Highly rated, and for good reason.
pete4999 (960) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Wow. This was promised as "the best grapefruit juice youíve ever tasted"....and I donít think thatís far off. Pours a very, very hazy orange-yellow that basically looks like a slushy with all the unfiltered floaties. Has a sweet pineapple scent but definitely has a lot of grapefruit in the taste. The alcohol content is definitely hidden. This is easily one of the best beers Iíve ever had.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From can. Does pour cloudy as advertised (unfiltered) letís give points to the cool can! Aroma of hops still pours through the can opening. wonderful hop bitterness with citrus notes and sweetness smooth drinkable double IPA with sweet bitterness finish leaves you wanting more!
writerljberg (465) - Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz poured into glass to get a view of the appearance. The rest tasted from the can as per instructions.
A: Cloudy straw color. My previous can had some floaters in it, but this is devoid of the blobs.
N: Missing the hop blast Iíd hoped for. Grapefruit, pineapple, pine. This falls really short of the high water mark of Sculpin, IMO.
T: Bitter hop goodness. Plenty of earth and pine with pineapple, mango, and pineapple laced through. This is well balanced and the 8% is muted if not non-existent altogether. Definitely finishes bone dry.
Mouthfeel: Expands across the palate. No complaints here.
Overall: Definitely enjoyable, and a beer Iíll be glad to have time and time again. I just wish I got more than a whisper of hop on the nose.