rgfellow (100) - - MAY 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange with beautiful white head. Aroma of grapefruit, oranges with hints of malty sweetness. Taste is strong bitterness balanced by stunning citrusy sweetness - incredibly juicy. Mouthfeel is notably full. Among the best beers I’ve tasted.
JohnBeer1964 (1) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great DIPA, although having tried it both ways, I find that I MUST pour into a glass to truly enjoy. I don’t quite understand the "DRINK FROM THE CAN" reasoning on the label, but I do agree with the description of this beer...
Not the biggest, or the most bitter (120 IBU???), but definitely "waves of hoppy goodness". The best Heady Topper I had this summer was on draft because I happened to be in Vermont at the right place at the right time!
Insanely drinkable. A session beer for hopaholics only.
Flemocracy (1) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Grapefruit from the first taste till the last drop in the 16 oz. can.
Very consistent brew, great quality. The fresher, the better.
suedehead288 (359) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014.08 - gents bierfestival (uit blik) - geelkleurig troebel, wit schuim - neus : geurbom, bloemenhof, tropisch fruit - mond : fruitig, eindigt op een serieus bittere toets
daleharshman (900) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Entered as my 900th rating (after 5.5 years on RateBeer). 16 ounce can given to me by my buddy Shem who apparently has a hook-up in the San Diego area for this particular beer (and which he has not yet revealed to me). Very happy to get my hands on this, the #4 rated DIPA in the world on RateBeer right now. But unfortunately, I am unsure how old this is and suspect that it might not be super fresh. POURS into glass a hazy yellow-gold hue with two fingers of off-white foam with great retention. AROMA of tangerine, peach, tropical fruit (passionfruit, mango), spicy hops, light pine, and some bready malts. FLAVOR of prickly hops with notes of pine, sweet grapefruit, honeysuckle, all with a nice balancing sweet honey maltiness. Somewhat light bodied for the 8% and not very bitter despite the 120 IBU’s (nice balanced with the solid malt backbone). Very happy to try this...would like to find a verifiable fresh can to try and see if the hops aromas and flavors are stronger. (1105, 900)
UXO (166) - CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours... Well, doesn’t. I decided to follow the recommendation and drink from the can. Hard to get used to! Nose is hoppy and fruity, citrus, pine, and dank. Taste follows suit, with tropical fruit and citrus, pine resin, floral and floral against light sweet malt. Medium light body with very little alcohol presence and a sticky finish.
Well, damn. Ain’t that some shit! Next one I get my hands on is gonna have to go in a glass so I can evaluate appearance as well, but other than the inability to evaluate appearance, this is perfect DIPA. And since DIPA’s are pretty much my favourite style, I guess I officially have a new favourite beer ever.
VixMoirin (3) - - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Superbe IPA très houblonnée et fraiche. Drink from the can!! So drinkable it´s scary!
Alengrin (1002) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Double IPA with off-white head and orange blonde colour; aroma overwhelmingly hoppy, pine resin and pine needles, citrus peel, tonic water, lemon, grapefruit, bit earthy and vividly spicy; taste equally hoppy, resinous, citrussy, some sweetish fruits in the onset, mellow malt base, all drenched in a very complex, assertive if not agressive but still elegant hop bitterness, oily and resinous, very dry, long and complex. This is what an uncompromizing American-style IPA should taste like, lives up to the expectations I had.
Kristall-König (2207) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Danke an WillemsUrenkel. Geruch intensiv Maracuja und Grapefruit. Start süßlich, Grapefruit. Mitte süß, Grapefruit, Maracuja, trockenbitter und perlend. Abgang sanft salzige Töne, Grapefruit, Mandarine. Bitter und vollmundig auslaufend. Sehr gut!
FriendOfBeer (86) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of hops were smelled immediately when can was slightly cracked open. Grassy, earthy, floral aroma. Palate is full hops. Very fresh taste. Crisp, sharp, and leaves a long bitter palate. Overall very hoppy, good taste of grass, floral, and grapefruit.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
acearl (385) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the can, poured an ounce off to see, hazy golden hue with pale white creamy head, very fragrant, sticky, earthy, more pine than grapefruit citrus with some sweetness, great balance of carmel malt, hops and carbonation, not to heavy, sweet or bitter, great at 8% therefore not overpowering, tastes like nectar, pretty amazing, I wish I had another, thanks AL