czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle share at hill farmstead’s pre-3rd anniversary. pours hazy golden orange with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. juicy and dank hops, mango, passionfruit, hint of caramel and honeyed malts - bit too sweet but not cloying. average carbonation, medium body - sticky and juicy, short to medium long citrusy finish. very nice offering!
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22 oz) shared by the Oregon crew at Hill Farmstead pre-3rd anniversary bottle share. Golden with a medium white head and good lacing. Aroma is intensely hoppy with dank hops, tropical fruits, citrus, pine, malt and slight floral notes. Taste is moderately sweet with tons of tropical fruits, pine, floral notes, honeyed malt and light earthy touch. Moderate bitterness. Medium body. Silky mouthfeel. Very good DIPA. Way better than Exponential hoppiness and even slightly better than Pure Hoppiness. It’s a good thing that they keep the abv at 7,7%... their beer are much more drinkable like this!
hamilton23 (599) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22oz bottle from Shawn and Danielle for my birthday. Thanks guys. Pours murky amber in color with thin white head. Aroma is TONS of grapefruit. Taste is like a perfect mixture of Nelson, Expo and Hoppy Birthday. The malt backbone of Expo is there, with the citrus notes of Hoppy Birthday and Duet. Truly Magnificent.
PhillyCraft (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fresh Bottle from Conner in VT, Hazy gold pour, straight up skunky nelson in the initial nose, also mineral water, dry as hell bitterness. Creamy as fuck, dank hops, vanilla, papaya mango cum, and a good bit of malt to accompany the dank bitterness in this cali ipa. Top of the class, just under nelson for me.
mrtripod (18) - USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Juicy hop aroma, full flavor of fresh hops, Usual hop moster from Alpine. A must try. 22 oz bottle at City Beer.
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn this smells good, hops and mango on the nose. Sweet hoppy flavor, tropical fruit and citrus, very juicy, blew nelson away
rhsiung (596) - USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 missed the Seven Year Anniversary Celebration by a day. lucky they had some left over. on tap @ cbs. / smoke, slick, chocolate, salty, average, astringent, full, woody, clear, lively, leather / scratch that: a citrusy, hop-forward ipa
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml Bottle from the release. As soon as popped the cap I could smell the hops from this sucker. The smell is loaded with fresh hop goodness, lots of citruis and fruit notes. The taste is bitter up front, with citruis and fruit notes towards the middle. Carries a bitter finish. A fantastic IPA!
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at City Beer. This was advertised as a seven malt and seven hop beer (celebrating City Beer’s seventh anniversary). I was a little worried that the finished product would end up a little muddled and confused, but somehow they managed to keep this very focused and extremely tasty. It pours a nice golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very strong with pine and mango. Maybe a touch of honeyed malt sweetness, but very concentrated hoppy goodness. The flavor is full with tropical fruit, sweet grapefruit, and some solid pine. The key to this beer however is the mouthfeel… very silky and smooth. Full, but not sweet or cloying. I’m thinking they used some oats and rye in here. Either way the malt profile adds a touch of cream, honey and grains without detracting at all from the hops. The finish has solid but subdued bitterness. Excellent beer.
marcus (6017) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at City Beer 7th Anniversary party. Pours dark golden with a modest off-white head and a toffee and citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied mixed malt flavor with a hefty dose of hop bitterness. The seven malts provide a unique base that balances well with the robust hop profile. A very tasty brew that goes down easy.