heemer77 (5097) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh can. Thanks a lot to iowaherkeye for giving me this one! Poured a hazy deep orange copper with plenty of sediment. The sediment was surprising as I know this is less than a month old. The head was off white and persistent. The nose has all kinds of fresh citrus goodness as well as some wood. There is also a little bit of French toast goodness. A rich smelling brew indeed. The taste is massive bread crust and grapefruit. The finish is grapefruit rind with a little bit of green wood. There is also a little bit of black pepper in the aftertaste. This is solid and tasty. Thanks again, Joey!
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 This beer stands toe-to-toe with some of the best of the West Coast Double IPAís. The aroma is full of hop resin notes without much malt in the nose. The appearance is a golden color with a orange hue that fills in the middle of the glass. The taste is this beers strong point. It is full of hop bitterness and that carries through to the the finish which consists of the resin notes trailing of and the small malt backbone shining through. Great beer.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pint can poured into a bubble pint. Pours a murky orange/rust colour with a dense frothy head that clings to the glass, leaving concentric rings of foamy lace with each sip. Large flecks of sediment immediately sink to the bottom. The nose packs an incredible amount of fresh hoppy volatiles. Grapefruit aroma is overwhelming with some zesty, citrus rind and pine as well. Even some passion fruit notes are perceivable. Nuclear hop bomb! Velvety texture in the mouthfeel up front, followed by a highly attenuated, thinner finish, allowing the hop zest, spice and citrus acidity to shine without too much malt interfering. The flavour brings out more of the tropical citrus aromatic qualities, along with some light maltiness that is not overly sweet, which tends to be a problem with many double IPAís out there. Bitter, resinous finish gives you the desired hop hop assault without astringency. The finish is not terribly long, but it is tasty and drying, making this a highly poundable brewski. Could possibly use more carbonation, but if you take the suggestion written on the top of the can, which is to "DRINK FROM THE CAN!", then itís possible that it may not have needed more carbonation given that method of serving. This was truly a pleasure. So dank, so fresh!
boFNjackson (4110) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Tall boy can at a recent BA/RB tasting... A really balanced and drinkable DIPA with some nice hop bitterness and floral spice. Citrus, pineapple, sweet grains, and a lingering hop finish.
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint-size can. Poured slightly hazy medium orange with a tall, creamy, well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy pineapple, pine, and grapefruit hoppage over a pale and bready base.. fresh and lovely. The flavor found bready and biscuity maltage surrounded by very bitter pineapple and grapefruit notes.. some residual pine and citrus bitterness on the long finish.. tasty stuff, but not quite as enjoyable as the nose. Medium-bodied and very bitter on the palate.. grainy and resiny.. overall a very good beer, and I wish I had more.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, I had to pour into a snifter, but I will try it from the can and re-rate if needed. Peach/ golden color with floaties. Killer aroma of tropical fruits, mixed citrus zest, really great weed and evergreen forests. Taste is bitter balanced with tropical fruit flavor. The hop flavor is out of control. Medium body with perfect carbonation. No noticeable booze. This was dangerously drinkable. If you like hops, you will need to try this. I would drink this daily if I had the opportunity. Excellent!
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2011 Can. Pours a cloudy brown orange with a thin rim of white head. Aroma of piney hops, pot, grassy hops, rich caramel malt, and a hint of tropical fruits. Flavor of plenty of caramel malt, some iced tea, and tons of bitter hops, with tropical fruits in the finish. Tasty IIPA, plenty hoppy and not too sweet. I could drink this stuff on a regular basis...
Update 11/26/11: On my second can of this delicious nectar, I get a lot more grapefruit and other fruity notes. But mostly super grapefruit. Of course the hop resins and bitter hops are there as well. A superiorly crafted ipa, I really love this stuff. Bumping up my rating...
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Hazy amber pour with a small white head. Tons of dank herbal marijuana notes with a great background of citrus peel, grassy resin, and doughy malts. Soft sourdough in the flavor with huge citrus and caramel notes, finishing off with epic herbals. Medium body with caressing frothy effervescence.
Beerman6686 (4206) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a bright lighter orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of lots of citrusy hops, light herbal and pine notes too. Light caramel malt present as well. Flavor was nicely balanced between fruity hops, bittness, and enough malt to keep it from being a tongue bruiser. Really nice IIPA and worth the hype.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Ernesto987. Because I donít listen very well I poured this into a glass. Caramel in color with a medium sized frothy, white head. Lots of particulates in this which downgrades how it looks. Pine and juniper dominate the aroma. Pretty fucking nice smelling. Taste contain, some caramel, and finishes with some juniper. Slight bitterness. I really enjoyed this, but the flavor just didnít live up to the bright hop aroma. Thanks for the hook up!