MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hoppy, yeasty, citrus/fruit aroma. Taste is similar, very strong, bold, smooth, and captivating. Very well blended.
pnellis (3) - - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge tropical nose that goes on and on. Creamy mouthfeel that sticks to your tongue. Hoppy bitterness up front, then rounds out at the end. Beautiful balance between Carmel malts and hoppy resin. A great summer...no, anytime beer!
dansac (89) - Loa Angeles, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Running for the best IPA I have had, and up there with Blind Pig, Enjoy By, the Alpine and Kern River stuff... etc. Delightful: inredibly fresh, piney yet tropical notes. Huge hop bouquet. Mouthfeel is intense, tons of hop bitterness, a slight booziness, and mostly a dry mouthfeel. Finish is dry, with more lingering hop bitterness. This is just fantastic stuff. Big tropical notes as well. It reminds me of a better version of Racer X by Bear Republic; an absolute treat of an IPA.
stoutnick (444) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light golden. Aroma is lemon citrus. Taste is grapefruit to the max, acid, resin. Overall, this one definitely grew on me as it went along, though the grapefruit flavour profile is not how I love my IPAs. Definitely well made and tasty.
BLADT (467) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour @Covenhoven. Semi cloudy dark orange in glass. Thin head. Irregular lacing. Lush spruce and grapefruit nose. Chessman cookies. Taste is pine resin, orange bitters, and a reserved malt backing. Some tropical fruit on progression. Warm finish. Sticks too the gums. Nice round flavors. Glad I got to try this fresh.
TimsRatings (397) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh).
Pours a nice amber. Sweet aroma. Hops in the taste, but not powerful. Pretty good summer beer (best summer beer with "Yule" I've ever had).
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maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is nice and hoppy, with some nice grass and resiny elements coming off it. Taste seems a little bitter up front, but has a slightly sticky sweetness to it. Really quite a decent beer.
Peacehammer (614) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my most looked forward to beers each year. Pours perfect orange, with thick white head. Piney citrus on the nose. Very dry, with tons of thick, dank pine hops and a citrus back. Just a great SoCal double IPA
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden orange with a three-finger off-white head that dissipated slowly and left exquisite lace. Rich aromas of citrus and pine hops accompanied by mild spice and caramel malt. Hop bitterness up front - citrus and very nice pine - supported by a moderate but strong malt foundation, but the hops never back down. Medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, and a rich bitter finish.
Spab (2243) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a fairly clear golden colour with lasting white head. Aroma is full of spicy hops, some subtler tropical fruit and caramel malt. Flavour has big spicy hoppiness, some resin and tangerine notes, solid caramel malt backbone and a little alcohol. Body verges on full. Nice IIPA.