GenDV138 (4122) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on draft in a wine glass at B Side. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, caramel, malt, pine. Tastes of orange and grapefruit citrus, floral notes, caramel, pine, resin. Medium body with a dry finish. Nicely balanced and well hidden alcohol.
madchemist83 (202) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine, citrus, hop dank. Golden orange, white head, medium body and carbonation. Very well balanced for imperial IPA.
reggiedunlop (3538) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a crystal clear golden/lt amber color with a medium white head...great lacing. Aroma has nice notes of pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit and pine. Flavor follows suit...really nice pineapple...earthy/resinous bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry finish starting at pineapple and lingering to resinous.
Zymurgeist2 (1427) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Pine, dank and resins dominate nose. Clear golden-orange with full white head that patterns down nicely. Taste is predominately pine, woods and resins. Slight citrus and moderate low tropical fruit in the background. High bitterness combined with the resins overpower the beer into an unbalanced fight.
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus and florals are very nice here. Medium bitter finish. Amber pour with ok head and lacing. Some booze in the aroma. Average carbonation. Good balance. Tap at Avery event at Churchkey.
superspak (3753) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/9/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellence DIPA style. All around great balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to drink for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Scouser (316) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden colour with nice white lacing. Malty slightly piney aroma. Tastes the same as it smells. Not a bad beer.
ElCapitan22 (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice gold with an orange hue to it. Has nice lacing, but no head retention. Smells piney and hoppy, but tastes slightly sweet in addition. Quite the nice beer.
thorongil2 (1970) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) hazy, light amber colour with a small off white head; aroma of stewed fruit, mosaic-like funk; dry, intense flavour with a long, strong bitter finish
robotopera (36) - USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hopgeist 2014. Strawberry amber in color. Minimal head. Clear. Bready flavor that quickly mellows out to a smooth malty finish. Strong initial resiny flavor that is very fleeting.