gkeh (193) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the nose is big grapefruit and orange, with some sweet malts as well. bright golden orange color, big white foamy head. Good brew
hockeybeerguy (1947) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a cloudy/hazy golden orange colored body with a one and a half fingered white foamy head that rises just a bit and then falls leaving some nice slightly foamy sticky lacing gracing the sides of the glass.
The smell had a large amount of grapefruit up front, some pineapple coming through as well in a really nice juicy sort of way, a slight maltiness comes through as it warms, what a nice invitation!
The taste was slightly spicey but a sort of strong sweetness from the previously mentioned flavors trying its hardest to come out, a peppery/spicey aftertaste, quick dry spicey finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation is slightly felt for a DIPA, however, it seems just a tad under carbonated to me as I was expecting something just a bit sharper.
Overall, I would say this is a good DIPA that I’m pretty sure I would have again.
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. Amber with small head. Medium malt body with awesome hop flavors with lots of citrus/grapefruit.
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Hazed golden brown. Big white foam. Slightly sticky orange aroma, big firm malts with chunky, juicy fruit. Sweet bitter finish. Lovely DIPA
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was big and bitter with piney resin, fresh citrus, caramel and grapefruit with a long & mildly bitter finish.
vandc01 (60) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great aroma. Very hop forward.
Great balance between hops and a sweet malt backbone.
mikedevilsfan (134) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great, ballsy DIPA. Plenty of hops, but what stands out here is the sweet malty backbone. Very nice
EithCubes (4833) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Nose is full of tropical hops, lemon and lychee over spicy and very strong dough, some resin. Pours hazy golden with orange highlights and a sudsy beige head. Taste strongly bitter, medium carbonation in a full body, light sweetness, luxuriously smooth body with non-burning but still slithery alcohol, dank pine character and softened, gummy resinous character. Some floral and mango notes after a few ounces, overall orange. Decent malt spine but the hops I’d guess to be more aggressive by design are a bit too dulled -- I assumed this to be a fresh bottle, maybe it needs to be had even fresher?
beersighted (99) - - JAN 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop bomb! Resinous, piney hop centric imperial IPA that is surprisingly easy drinking. Floral forward and amber in color, this is a beer for beer lovers.
kevinsenn (1058) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a corner store in Chicago. Pours amber, clear, with a foamy beige head. Resin, floral, and citrus aroma. Taste of resin, pine, sweet with a bitter finish. Smooth body, beautiful carbonation. Nice.