GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
16oz tallboy can courtesy of BeerPilgrim11, thanks! bright orange pour from the can, foamy head. HUGE citrus nose, grapeftuit standing out. piney flavor, very bitter but mellowed out by the malt. this is one big bad DIPA! reminded me of something from the fine folks at Surly...
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from a trade on BA a while back. Glorious bright orange pour with a slight cloudiness at the core and a massive, silky head. First thought on getting a snort of this beauty was "Pliny East?" But thereís something about the huge tropical bouquet and balanced bittering notes is quite distinctive. Slight hop oil in the mouthfeel, which is generally full and buoyant in a way that recalls Alpine. Mango and pineapple everywhere, gently undergirded by malts and pine in the finish. Very, very good.
PhillyCraft (3168) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 Fresh can compliments of Vince. Pours a cloudy golden orange color, lacing was webbed and thick, medium head. Aromas of pineapple, guava, white oak, tangerine, dank hoppy resins, juicy cantalope as well as other melons. Taste was about the same with so many tropical fruits presents, candy caramel, pineapple juice, peaches. Light to medium body with a salivating mouth. This reminded me of pliny younger meets a fresh dugana. Aftertaste never leaves the mouth. EPIC.
UDBeernut (1654) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
can aquired from trade with shcufj (BA). no freshness info.
pours a golden amber into my snifter capped by small head with good retention. Head reduces to a lacing cap. Aroma is of tropical fruit and light caramel. Pineapple upfront on the palate with tangerine, and canned peaches. Caramel provides the backbone. Mouth is light bodied. excellent.
phishhheads (14) - walpole, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite style. I am not a hop head at all but this is glorious. Soo tasty. Tastes like grapefruit juice.
Ontbeertaster (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, pours a ready nice foamy head. The taste and smell are both very citrusy. So much life to this one. It really is very tasty stuff. Bitter and smooth all at the same time. Very pleasant
duganc (10) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For me, when Iím in the mood for an IPA/DIPA, nothing to date tops this. Stone Ruination or IPA is close, but they both have a harshness (ever so slight) not found in this beer. There is a resin note that hints of a Superfund site that is compellingly good. Yum!
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 16oz can from Ernesto, pour is a medium orange with a gigantic citrus nose, taste is bitter and straight hops tastes good to me, delicious.
16oz can from AdamJackson, 5 days from the cannery... nose is crazy good. this would be a 4.5 beer for me now, just a little slick on the palate and slow bitterness
fdeag24 (1) - - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome beer !!! Nice citrus pine balance perfect beer has just the right texture.
Sean9689 (272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber poured into snifter. Thanks goes to Alex for this one, you be da man. Been looking forward to this tick for a while.
A - Pours a reddish/copper color, cream-colored head, lots of lacing and a nice cap on top with bubbles here and there.
S - Tropical fruits, dankness, grapefruit, bitter/hoppy, some pine. Really excellent nose. Anything with tropical notes, Iím a huge fan of. This one fit the bill.
T - Pretty much right on target with the nose (although the nose is better). Lots if pine, hops/bitterness but yet very smooth, slight malty backbone, nice citrus profile, and a bitter finish.
M - Light, good carbination, crisp, refreshing, piney finish.
D - Okay, so this beer has been hyped up and down for a long while. East vs. West, this one stands up to the best DIPAís out there. So easy to drink is ridiculous. World-class, as far as Iím concerned.