mogydirt (13) - simi valley, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells great kind of citrus and grapefruity notes. Good head and color. Great taste especially for an imperial ipa, finishes great with no harsh aftertaste.
gmellison (322) - Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark gold color. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, and tons of hops. Flavor is booze, hops, grapefruit, big as fuck.
renffisch (722) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the local San Diego. Brown amber colour with a tad if a haze. Sweet floral nose with a hint of wet leather, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet toffee and dandelion flavours with a tart honey finish.
ReedM (26) - - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like a citrusy, sweet, floral ale. Drinking is usually hop forward, but later it gets inconsistent. This was a bottle less than 4 weeks old. Would like to try fresher
cwsample (157) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Golden red color, hoppy floral notes in the nose. A tad sweet, floral flavor. Great IPA.
JBPortland (409) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours clear dark toasted orange with big head. Nose is sweet malt, evergreen, and orange peel, a little vegetal herbalness. Taste is malt-forward with lots of grassy lemon and orange notes. Finish is bitter herbal grass and piney citrus with sweet malt notes. Nice.
JoshuaMason (27) - - JAN 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Translucent Copper; Some Floaties; Bubbly, Off-White Head; Vigorous Carbonation; Great Lace
Smell: Dank; Catty; Citrus Rind; Herbal Hops; Over-Ripe Banana, but not in a wild-yeast way.
Taste: Dank; Crème Brule; Herbal Hops; Oniony?; Alcohol
Mouth-feel: Medium Body; Medium Carb, Resinous, Dry Alch Finish
Overall: Wonderful DIPA
Comments: If anything, I would like a little less Alcohol on the finish, and as it warms the alcohol becomes INTENSE.
dbhenry (81) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This IPA has a big head, nice golden color, and high alcohol (10.4%). Like most IPAs, hops dominate the taste, and the malt taste is not prevalent enough to be a major player in the experience. Overall, it is a good beer for hopheads.
Thebullshornbar (53) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep straw, almost amber orange with a persistent head and nice lacing. The nose is wonderfully complex bouquet of honey, pine, grapefruit, passion fruit, lime and malt. The thick malty sweetness acts as a backbone for both the high alcohol and bitterness of the hops. Layering over the malty sweetness are again flavors of grapefruit and resin/pine with hints of honeysuckle and mint. The after palate one this beer lasts forever, with a pleasant dance of malt and bitterness lingering on your tongue. An absolute delight to drink and revisit.
pinkie (405) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a light and fiery copper color with a fat creamy head of off white foam. The beer is lightly hazed and has a constant stream of bubbles making their way to the top. Leaves glorious lace, a cap of loose bubbles and a ring. Nose is outstanding. Crisp and tart grapefruit. Fresh leafy mint. Herbal and a sweet little caramel that is gonna surprise you later. There is a pungency to this nose that is like tobacco and really the most authentic tobacco I have seen in a DIPA. As it warms a subtle and tropical sweetness from fruit like guava takes the nose to a new height with a bit of orange as well. There is a hemp seed scent on this that you might recognize as almost nutty but not quite. Never have I seen hemp so authentic before.
Taste is sensational. Strong malt. Like a spike in the glass around which all the flavors will revolve. Caramel and bread. Earthy and pungent with herbs and grapefruit. There is a middle sweetness in this that is tropical like guava but it’s so delicate. This beer is big and bold. There is no alcohol on the nose or on the palate, just a tiny bit of warmth. Juicy orange, earthy grapefruit and something leafy like tobacco. Pine. Like you did not expect that there would be no pine? In so many ways this beer is like a conversation with you. This has a bitter that starts at the roof of your mouth and continues to the finish but this beer is mellow with so many flavors and with such a tremendous malt to sweeten it so deeply. Medium mouthfeel and sticky like a baked pastry. Finishes dry and bittersweet.
Hot damn! Get this beer. This beer has a most successful bitter