adamah (214) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is where the money is at! On top of the piney, citrus aromas a little bit of licorice was coming through. The hoppiness is extreme but well balanced.
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-purchased at friar tuck in Springfield, IL. april 2013 vintage unknown
Pours lite clear orange hue with a small soapy white head and sparse lacing, nose of wet fruits, lite alcohol, mostly aged mangos, papayas, and lite citrus-smells more like an aged barleywine than anything. I dont know what the age of this brew is but its not the most punchy IIPA i have ever had, flavors of fussel alcohol, pine, grapefruit, and more alcohol heat. wow, i really dont think this is fresh. However, what is here even though its hot, is much better than most aged IIPA’s. its not as woody as most hwoever, the alcohol heat is pretty wicked. Its a well constructed beer wish i had it fresh.
mmmbeer (1378) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent thin orange-yellow color, 3.5 mm white head formed but did lace just a little. Aroma of hops- but it seems heavily muted, and malt. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt was lightly mixed with caramel, that small hop nose whoops your ass and slams down the door in the middle, finish is heavily acidic. God I miss Cali IPA’s!
glennmastrange (2606) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate to heavy pine and orange peel for the hops, light soap for the yeast with hints of honey and dried apricot. Head is small, frothy, white with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear but has a few crumbs on the last pour, light amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is lightly sweet and acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation and is moderately astringent and alcoholic in the finish. Grapefruity aroma and bold bitterness from this top-notch DIPA.
tmoreau (3516) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at a recent Wirtz Beverage/Illinois seminar, and poured to stemware by the staff from bombers displaying a clear, deep golden color, with creamy, soft white head foam, and nice cling to the ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was expressive mid-fruit, citrus, with a touch of pine. The flavor was big malt with some sweet accompaniment, pronounced and very lingering hop bitterness, and big alcohol. A bold DIPA.
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains perfume, pine, oranges, and lemons. The flavor is bitter but has a solid malt presence as well. There is some bitterness with oranges and lemons in the flavor. There is a slight tropical fruit thing going on at the end. Overall a good IPA.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I sorta hate to disagree with the 99% rating but this was a bit of a slog. Vet Stone-like in its muddle of multiple hops that wear down the palate and the stomach. Even the nitro dispense didn’t lighten this one.
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap takeover at Cole’s in Buffalo. Pours deep amber gold and has a great hoppy aroma. Taste is mildly bitter and strong.
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, deep copper color with a white ring head. Resiny hop aroma. Medium-thick but smooth texture. Lighter body with a full but tame floral, hoppy taste. Square finish.... hides the alcohol incredibly well.
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/9/13. 22oz bottle. Hazy orange pour with a small orange white head that lasts in half forever and laces well. Bold dank bitter hop aroma, almost sour, cat pee, citrus, earthy, and just about everything on the hop gamut. Rich flavor, loads of citrus, grapefruit, dank, pine, and much more. Intense and tasty.