arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce pint can thanks to youbrewidrink, appreciate it man! Pour is bright orange with a lot of haze, some floaties, and a lot of lacing. Smell is fruity hops, some pine, smells good. Flavor is bitter, tropical fruits, definitely a good DIPA. If I didn’t know better I’d guess this was a west coast IPA. I can see why this is so highly rated and I’d love to get a four pack but I know it isn’t easy.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 10-20-2012 03:38:47
hopsythe (46) - - NOV 21, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
120 IBU bomb and it's canned. Can't really see the appearance since I'm told to drink from the can but I bet it's beautiful. So smooth upfront with huge bitter notes in the back. Would love to see this in Ohio someday.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thingus (29) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Taken from my BA account, reviewed 2/25/12
Live tasting 16 oz can into Duvel tulip...
Appearance; pours a hazy yellow gold, and a moderate pour yeilds a finger of straw colored head that recedes after a couple minutes... Lacing is good with spiderwebs of head sticking to the sides of the glass. I did get a little carried away during the pour and per the warning on the can, dumped some resin and yeast into my glass so there is some suspended floaties... Will try the next one straight from the can, and no points off for my dumping sediment into the glass...
Smell; popped the tab and stepped into a tropical rainforest!! I had a feeling this was coming given my experience with Abrasive and the fact that it’s canned as well... I’ll save my "can revolution" talk for another time and place but this beer smells phenomenal. Citruses such as orange and grapefruit and tons of tropics, mango, hints of peach, and pineapple.
Taste; absolutely the smell personified here.. Pineapple, orange and grapefruit rinds, mango, peach, tangerine, just the faintest hints of pine, with the perfect amount of hop bite that sneaks in after a couple sips... Notes of caramel, round it out... Exceptionally well balanced.
Mouthfeel; on the fuller side of medium body, slightly sticky with a lingering bitter finish that never becomes overbearing or intrusive carbonation is perfect.
Overall; DAMN. This is one hell of a beer, and I will be continuously on the lookout for more. Absolutely fantastic DIPA.
Revisited direct from the can 3/17/12;
Live review, can directy into my mouth...
Appearance; looks great, a slightly polished silver color with screen printed black graphics... No dents, dings or major scratches, information about the brewery on the back along with an advisory pro-recycling statement.
Smell; great tropical aromas spring out of the mouth hole and continue oozing out of the can, mango, pineapple, tons of other assorted tropical aromas that I can’t quite pin down..
Taste; simply outstanding pineapple, citrus, and markedly more resinous notes than I picked up pouring into a glass... A slightly more significant pine characteristic is also evident...
Mouthfeel; identical to the mouthfeel in the glass, absolutely fantastic.
Overall; direct from the can or in a glass, this is a damn fine beer. I’ll be sad when Im outta these...
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Poured from a can. Huge overpowering dry hop, just the way I like it. Excellent ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours an unclear and golden beer with a white head. The aroma is malt and hops with peach, tropical fruit and citrus. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a good beer.
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16-11-12 From the can (sauf petite quantité pour voir la couleur et le développement de la biere en verre): Jaune-dorée. légèrement trouble, vive effervescence bien répartie, beau filet de mousse blanche recouvrant le produit. Puissant arômes de houblon en premiers lieux suivant de fortes notes de sapins/pins/forêts et en finale des arômes un peu désagréable de passé date, mais qui n’affecte pas le goût (bonne can). Centrée sur le houblon herbacée. Bonne amertume tranchante au départ ,mais qui se laisse désirée par la suite. Corps moyen, texture terreuse, légèrement ronde, asser forte carbonisation, finale légèrement astringente et très herbacée.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A canned version graciously shared by Linzy. Great floral bouquet. An aroma that you want to keep inhaling. The flavor is light and fresh and a continuation of the smell. Lovely. It does not taste like a double at all. Too effervescent and drinkable for that moniker.
FatPhil (14155) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml can - shared by Janne - thanks!
Poured it - ug, flecky bits everywhere, yuck. But I’m not drinking a beer from a can even if ordered, and even if I did, I’d be forced to mark down its aroma, taste, and palate - cans are not neutral. Far better to mark down just the look. This is no worse than (in fact better than) Abbey de Rocs, say. Does have a full fruity IPA aroma, lots of sticky juicy aromatics. Sweet too, obviously - full of biscuity flapjack caramels. Good hops in the body too, that’s the first thing you notice. Full in the mouth. Very tasty, I like it. Alas it’s also sticky and stodgy. Finish is bitter and drying. Not as drinkable as some other US IPAs I’ve had, but as drinkable but tastier than some others. All in all pretty OK, but not wowing me at all.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a glass out of a can. WOW is all i can say about the smell.... CITRUS. and hops. Where was this can when i was in college? Can only imagine beer pong with this one.
Taste of citrus is extremely well balanced against the hops. very clean on the palate, refreshing would highly suggest drinking this fresh
Iphonephan (6263) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a pint can at a beer tasting. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a white head. Strong fruity citrus aroma. Orange zest bitter finish. Wow!