alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at OíBrienís recently. Had the distinct pleasure of having a pint with Adam Avery at lunch. Pours a beautiful copper orange and red with a nice inch+ thick head that stayed around. Wow, does this beer smell terrific. Maybe itís just a really fresh keg, but the pine and sweet citrus/grapefruit hops are just jumping out of the glass on this one. Obviously dry-hopped very well. Taste is all about the high alpha hops, but is very well balanced with a sugary malt backbone. Very hop candy-ish with a resinous, oily mouthfeel. Not hot with alcohol in the least bit. Smooth and terrifically drinkable. Not sure how the latest bottled version matches up, but this one is a winner. If I hadnít needed to drop my buddy off at the SD airport, I would have stayed and drank several more throughout the afternoon. A rock solid IIPA.
Enwiebe (150) - - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/17/14. Birthday bomber for C. Very solid. Nice stick lacy hard and deep rather than flowery nose. Heavy hops balance the heavy alcohol.
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phikus (75) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Really bummed that they donít sell this around me anymore. This was one of the first DIPA styles and perfect.
Shot (163) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Pours a cloudy amber orange with a thin, creamy beige head. Aromas are fresh pine hops and stone fruits. Flavors are sweet stone fruits and butterscotch that quickly make way for piney hops, muted herbs, and bitter orange. Finishes with a peppery hop bite and orange peel. Peppery but oily mouthfeel. This is a 10% ABV beer, but itís not really noticeable. Really very nice.
SlimHabib (191) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy copper/amber color with a small white head. Herbal, floral, and light pine aroma. Creamy light to medium body. Pine with a hoppy taste. No alcohol taste which is very good for the alcohol content.
vtafro (3685) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Grassy, herbal and strong hop aromas. Flavors similar with citrus and other dank hop tones.
gripweed57 (750) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Cloudy orange color. Small beige head. Rich toasted malt nose with grapefruit hop notes. Tasty toasted malt flavor with sweet, sweet love fruit. Iím out of my mind. Seriously, this is a delicious IIPA of serious proportions. Enjoy!
rejtable (1398) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear orange some head no lacing. Nose is nose is earthy bitter. Flavours of sweet fruit, grapefruit, some sweet malt. Taste medium bitter med/light sweet. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and a reasonably prominent alcohol burn. Huge beer, but nice.
Riccardi50 (18) - Montreat, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold in color. Strong hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste with hints of pineapple. Clean finish with no lingering taste.
scotchzombie (355) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy but bright golden amber with a soapy yellow white head that slowly fades to a fat-laces rim and coating. A good-looking beer. Aroma is tropical citrus - orange and pineapple. Taste echoes the citrus flavors over a backbone of sweet caramel malts. There is a nice thread of piney hop bitterness that begins to dominate on the backend. Aftertaste brings back some citrus along with the grapefruit bitterness. A high quality IIPA that has a sweet leaning that is largely typical for the style. Very enjoyable to this high gravity beer lover.
NeoHippie2 (1057) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark orange/amber pour with a white head. Aromas of old hops and slight citrus peel. Flavor is old hops with a kind of zing in the finish that I wasnít crazy about. This one was way past itís prime.