RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can courtesy of Beer Necessities. Poured (despite the can instructions) wild honey with a medium white head, active carbonation, and excellent lacing. Amazing citrus aroma surges from the can followed by hints of caramel malt, melon, and piney hops. Taste is very well balanced with a wave of citrus and semi-sweet malt to start, then a wave of palatable hoppy bitterness, and finishing with more citrus. Surprisingly smooth finish with blend of citrus and hoppy flavors lingering. Most drinkable top notch DIPA that I have had and just wish I had access to more.
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce can via Glouglouburp- thanks for the awesome extra! Pours hazy peach orange with a thick one finger head. Soapy sticky lacing. Aroma- very resinous, piney, melon and ripe pineapple. Taste- sweet fruits, white grapefruit and cookie dough, then quickly a wave of bitterness dries the mouth. The hops literally feel caked in my mouth. Carbonation is spot on. Great brew and obviously a fresh can that makes it an even better experience.
Menkros (36) - - OCT 29, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Trade from Pittsburg. Poured into a glass, cloudy amber color. Hop explosion all around. Taste was similar, dry bitter grapefruit that lingers. Awesome, similar to Pliny, or goose island IPA.
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brobeman (1) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome nose of resin and citrus. Opened only a few hours after shipment from picking up on a trade, pretty cloudy. Easily a top 3 IPA for me. Very easy to drink, unfortunately only 3 left.
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Can from trade as an extra. I can’t believe it’s regularly bitter like this. I think I got an older one. There’s no way that Pliny’s competition is this.
Yeah, this stuff is awesome...fresh! Lots of dank, resinous hops; loads of grapefruit. Excellent beer!
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from can despite the warning. Hazy and chunky pour. Nose is the best I’ve had from an IIPA, citrus and pine with tropical fruits. Taste is excellent, deep bittering with sweet malt backbone holding it all together. Grapefruit, pine and sweet orange peel. Lively and bubbly mouthfeel. This is the best representation I have had of the style.
Tinco (595) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange, with a nice white head. Aroma is: orange, pine, sweet grapefruit, nice malty sweetness. Taste is: bitter grapefruit, orange, pine, tangerine, sweet malts. Tastes like fressh squeezed hop pellets. Very nice DIPA! (6 days old)
thornecb (4926) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Tropical fruit and grapefruit aromas. Full with sweet tropical fruit upfront turning to full resin and grapefruit in the lasting finish.
sseb69 (1681) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cannette, 8%. Merci Gilles. Couleur ambrée, mousse beige. Un peu voilée. Arôme incroyable de résine, pin, citrus, gazon frais, houblon. En bouche, citrus, herbes, ananas, herbes, foin, HOUBLON. Très florale très goûteuse, amertume parfaite. Excellente.
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - drank from the can, but poured a bit. Hazy straw golden amber with high fluffy. S - piney resiny up front. Nice notes of tropical fruits, candied lemon, grapefruit, nice malt notes underneath. M - nice full bodied full palate. Nicely rounded. Bitter but not overwhelming. Nice malty ending, not too sweet. T - centennial hops. Candied citrus, lemon and overripe cuties and light tropical fruits up front. Centennial hops. Nice citrus and tropical fruit. Blends to a full strong malt back bone. Hints of mint, honey. Gets sweeter as it warms up. O - fantastic well balanced, though malt heavy as it warms. 8