tillmac62 (171) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Release no.18 2014. Medium amber pour with a slight ruby cast. Excellent head and good lacing retention. Nice complex nose of citrus (grapefruit, mango, orange) and spruce hops over a rich caramel background. Almost full bodied with a creamy texture and a slightly above normal carbonation level that has a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is complex, but a bit unbalanced due to the alcohol content bite. It begins with the hop flavors of the nose, flows to a rich caramel sweetness which is accompanied by a medium well rounded bitterness. It progresses to the finish where alcohol predominates over a residual sweetness, leaving an alcohol burn on the tongue and back of the throat. While outstanding, it could be improved by reducing the alcohol content a percent or two to achieve better balance.
bbbeer (583) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange-brown with small off white head. Aroma strong citrus hops, caramel malt. Full body. Some alcohol but not too harsh. Flavor is big. Citrus and piney hops. Caramel and brown sugar malt sweetness. Pretty well balanced. Overall a beer that knows what itís going for and doesnít mess around.
Davhgbrew (928) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft wob cap hill. Dark amber, beady white head. Aroma is resiny hop, floral, and piney. Body is medium and hop bitterness is highly assertive and biting on the tongue. Hop flavor and bitterness is backed by a caramel candy like malt sweetness. Carbonation is pronounced. Alcohol flavors are nonexistent. Middle leads to a lemony like tartness that finishes dry with added hop flavor. Overall very sneaky easy drinking nicely balanced yet hop forward double ipa.
Ctplt777 (70) - - JUL 11, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is insanely good. Like unbelievably good. After popping the top you can just smell the tropical fruit immediately. Peach, mango, pineapple itís all there. Piney resinous aroma, itís all amazing. The dolor is a deep orange just beautiful. The taste is just out of this world. Itís so good. I always get worried about beers like this but this just kills it. Tropical fruit juice, lots of mango, epic bitterness and nice balance of malt. Itís just awesome stuff. I havenít been this excited about a beer in a while. Try this asap.
Brentv (309) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at ABV Pub in Hillsboro, OR. Pours a dark golden/amber with a good white head. Aroma is citrus and fruity. Taste is big and dry, citrus and fruity with a wonderful complexity. Surprisingly not sweet, though there are plenty of malts. Itís a big beer, and has a hint of booze, but itís smooth and perfectly hopped and enjoyable to drink.
high_on_hops (587) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy gold with a white head and lacing. The aroma is lots of resin and some pine and citrus. The flavor is resin and other hop flavors up front with a bitter but slightly sweet finish.
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Bluegoosed (25) - - JUL 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite double IPAs. Nice deep flavors of citrus/grapefruit, hops (clearly), pine, and some sweetness mixed in. Really nice bold hoppy finish.
jflopsu (501) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rusty orange with sediment and white head. A floral hop and malt aroma. A strong malt, citrus/floral hop, and caramel taste. Bitter malt and hop aftertaste.
atlrizzob (152) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden amber with white head that stays prevalent around the edges throughout the whole beer. Aroma of citrus fruits, hops, and malt. Flavor is much of the same with some caramel notes. Very delicious.
juppiejo (20) - - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Westerpark, thanks to our. Hop flavor has worn a little a off. But still a very nice IPA. Sticky mouthfeel .
mandylee (44) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great amber pour with a light head. Great malt & hop balance up front with a hoppy finish.