PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bottle from Beer Heaven, split with Pat. Pours a ultra murky and golden orange with creamy white head with nice lacing streaks. Aromas of tangerine, pineapple, caramel, resin, wood. Taste is very citrusy with tons of rich pine and wood notes. Smaller notes of orange peel tang, and spicy malts. Bitter finish. Smooth and creamy double ipa, medium bodied.
crossovert (9559) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours a semi-hazy goldish amber with a white head that leaves some good lacing.
The smell is awesome. There is a rich maltiness running through it that is the most up-front characteristic but underneath is just a tsunami of hoppiness. flowers, herbs, citrus, tropical, its all there.
Flavor is great too. Sharp bitterness. Again herbal, flowery, citrusy, tropical, a bit of pine. Malt doesn’t overpower.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-25-2012 01:46:46
fr0ztbyte (12) - - JUL 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely piney smell, very bitter acquired taste, and very delicious. I regret not stopping by the brewery in SD last time I was down there.
toxichop (501) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap last year and thought it was mediocre and just got a bottle and well same results. S: pine, citrus hops, grapefruit and some onion. P: Orange kind of dirty yellow, big white foam. Tpine and citrus notes, and big carame malt and bitter. M: full body medium, high carbonation dry finish. O: This got nothing sculpin.
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa! Pours a near clear golden orange with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a light pine note with some grapefruit with a hint of backing sweet grain. Flavor has a nice combo of pine and grapefruit tonight with a sweet grain backbone.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrusy, leafy hop aromas. Orange peel, pine, and tangerine flavors. Overall simply delicious. Gift from Gabe. Thanks!
mrmartin (751) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with no head. Huge resiny skunky hop nose. Resiny throughout. Bitter yet smooth. Amazingly masks the nearly 10% abv.
Nice (but dangerous :-)
Nickls (2001) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fuffier white head on a slightly hazy orange body. Lots of citric hoppiness, grapefruit, resin, and fairly herbal. Flavor is richly bitter with powerful grapefruit rind, tropical fruit, and resin. Medium to heavier body.
Ahrens (37) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really bitter aftertaste, nice body, but not a rather well-balanced beer. Expected more.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured pale, golden/amber with a thin, whitish head. Pretty darn hoppy, resinous, earthy. Not so much citrus or pine. But big time bitterness and a sticker malt character. Super tasty, but not totally balanced.