Mep3222 (147) - - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice citrus floral hop aroma. Quite pleasant. Some piney hop aroma in there as well. Well balanced and full flavored. Maybe a bit on the sweet side, but not overly sweet. Taste has some of the piney bitter finish but not as much as the ale smith ipa. Sweetness may overpower the floral and citrus hop flavor? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got one of the first pints off the hand pump tap at Toronado.
Pours a light straw with a ton of lacing and head.
Smell consists of heaping quantities of pineapple and other tropical fruits. Taste contains a lot of the same with some citrus thrown in as well. Not a lot of malt to this one.
Carbonation was medium-low and this is a very easy drinking beer especially for the relatively high ABV the alcohol is masked quite efficiently.
JBoan (167) - Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice golden yellow with an off-white head. Aroma is a big hop bomb! Fresh grapefruit, pine, citrus and faint malt. Taste is bitter hops, grapefruit juice, citrus and pine. Very balance IPA that is refreshing and smooth finishing.
mcclainc50 (121) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful clear golden color with a clean white head that leaves heavy lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and orange. Initial flavor of orange with a nice bitterness in the middle, very well balancd flavor.
mtdewa1 (183) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is orange, grapefruit and hops. Golden pour. Clear and bright. Taste is grapefruit a bit of orange and a long bitter finish. Very smooth and complex. Very good.
mikesaum (521) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark goldish orange with a white head, aroma is a bit odd, smells a bit hoppy with orange and some pine, but there is a lot of buttery caramel notes as well, very different DIPA aroma than what Iím used to. Taste is a bit different as well, sweet orange and caramel up front with a smooth creamy body, then it lingers in the back of your mouth with bitter pine, pretty balanced, but it leans to the sweeter side of a DIPA. pretty good .
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of rudolf - thanks! Clear and bright light copper body with a large white head. Big a juicy aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, poached peach, pine, hint of orange blossom honey. Medium-full body, little sticky on the back of the palate. Flavour is big and boisterous and really nice - everything promised in the aroma comes through, along with some lime leaf, a bit of caramel sweetness, and nice lingering notes of grapefruit peel and pine needles. A standard bearer for the style.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle dated 6/4/13 poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a vibrant copper with a thick froth of white foam. The aroma is big grapefruit, pine, and a touch of herbal grassy notes. The taste is on the more herbal bitter side with a caramel backbone coming through. Maybe this bottle isnít quite as fresh as it should be. Still, this is a pretty good beer.
superspak (1895) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/4/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, floral, grass, pine, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance behind the hops and zero cloying bitterness after the finish. Hop flavors are extremely smooth and non-astringent here. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA style! Big complexity of citrus hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
Wittales (513) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear golden with lasting creamy huge 3 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are sweet 2-row, Vienna, crystal malts then the citrus and tropical hops come to play, no alcohol. Taste are sweet malt backbone upfront, then berry, tangerine, orange, melon and lemon. Alcohol comes in the backend. Palate was smooth creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, then, lasting smooth well balanced finish. A wonderful DIPA, try it u wonít be disappointed.