HELL666 (27) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. pale golden color with a frothy off-white head. Aroma, very hoopy, grapefruit, peach, orange, pine & tropical fruits. Flavor,peach, grapefruit,very fruity, bitter & malty. Body medium to full. texture creamy. carbonation lively. Finnish hoppy,bitter,fruity. One of the best DIPA I ever tasted
Gription79 (2440) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a pint can thanks to Kerry. This is a solid IIPA. Lots of citrus rind, slight grass, resin, tangerine, lemon. Such an amazing beer.
AstroAcks6 (11) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 Tons of hop resin in the nose, can’t say what it looks like because I’m drinking straight from the can as directed. Very hop forward with lingering bitterness. This beer is still very very drinkable. Can’t go wrong here
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours clear orange amber, topped with a medium sized off white head that fades fairly quickly. Plenty of grapefruit in the aroma, with some lemon and pine. Flavor is more intense than the aroma, with tons of grapefruit up front, and pine needles building towards the finish. Hop resin clings to the palate. Really solid, a great DIPA.
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: Pours a dark orange-gold color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits, herbal hops and malt. Medium body with a citrusy hops character and notes of pine and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Well-executed and tasty IIPA all around.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a can, enjoyed @Ølbutikken. Pours a hazy orange body, topped by mediumsized dense white head. Rich and inviting hop aroma; Ripe grapefruit and oranges. Pineapple and peaches. Also a light resinous tone. Superfruity hop flavor with grapefruit in the lead. Clean and strong bitterness. Notes of resin and spice. Subdued semi-dry malt body. Oily in the mouth. Medium full. Lingering fruity bitterness in long finish. A tasty, clean and very well crafted IIPA.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
30/V/2012 - 1Pt. can @ home - BB: n/a, but less than two weeks old, if I can believe adamjackson (2012-557) Thanks to adamjackson for getting me the beer!
Cloudy orange beer, small fuzzy off-white head, little stable, non adhesive, some small yellow sediment setting at the sides of the glass. Aroma: very piny, lots of exotic fruits, pineapple, passion fruit and sweet mango, in the end a bit of paint. MF: soft carbon, full body, thick viscose texture (also in pouring). Taste: lots of sweet exotic fruits, mango, passion fruits, very piny bitterness laying on top of sweet malts, honey and flowery notes. Aftertaste: very piny, bitter, dry, grassy and grapefruit. Dangerously easy to drink.
ShelbyGrey (181) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
En lata al hacer pssst el aroma te inunda te transporta! Aromas a resina, citricos exoticos,floral, sabor contundente embriagadar dame mas mas!
gEUS (1388) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml alu can - the first ever beer I drank from a can! Pours deep yellow with orange hints. Aroma’s of sweet peach, grapefruit, citrus, greasy notes of butter and buttermilk and some cinnamon. Medium body with a perfect bittersweet balance - very silky palate. Taste is grapefruit and coffee in the finish. Spectacular!
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I decided to go for this long awaited treat from The Alchemist for my 200th review.
Poured from 16oz can to imperial Surly pint glass...
Pours a hazy honey gold, gorgeously unfiltered. I like my orange juice with pulp, I like my beer with floaties. A big, rocky off-white head swells to fill the 20oz glass. Spotty, sticky lacing. Great looking beer, I don’t really understand why this beer is suppose to be hidden inside of a can.
The nose is stuffed with fresh hop aromas - tangerine, orange peel, fresh floral bits, plenty of evergreen harshness to balance the heavy citrus. Not really any detectable malts here.
On the tongue... hop abrasion like I’ve never really experienced. Grapefruit, orange peel, massive flavors. Exceedingly hoppy and bitter. The super dry, bitter afterburn keeps me going for more. What a delicious thing this is.
Overall, I can see why people go nuts over this stuff. A unique, aggressive, very satisfying drink.