beerlover82 (229) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep orange/light amber, with frothy white head, loads of lacing. Nice.
Beautiful citrus aromas, along with sweet malts and piney hops. Very lovely citrus smell going on, the kind I love in IPAs and Double/Imperial IPAs. Excellent.
A lot of the nose follows through onto the tongue, with a medium body, not too heavy, not too light but just right. Lovely citrus coming through, as well as the malt and hops, of course. The hops are not as intense as one would think for a DIPA, but serve as a perfect balancing act between the citrus and malt sweetness.
A solid West Coast DIPA, not the best or even close, but I would have this again.
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big dank, fruity aroma. Lots of grapefruit and pine, also some malt and sweet notes. Light amber pour, white head with average retention and some lacing. Excellent hop flavor, lots of fruit and pine, high bitterness without being overpowering. Some caramel and toasty malt notes, definitely more sweet than I was expecting. Medium+ body, medium carbonation. Decent.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottle says best by 7/31/13. I doubt that; thatís more than 10 months from now but obviously this bottle is fresh now. Orangeish-copper color with a small lasting head. This has a lot of what makes IPAs from the west coast so great; citrusy with pineapple and oranges, along with notes of coconut, pine resin, and a light sweet malty body. It tastes just a tick better than it smells, if nothing else because the hops shine a bit more in the flavor. Drinks nicely; not too much malt, moderate bitterness for the style. Traces of alcohol do creep in there, a touch medicinal towards the finish, to remind me of the abv level. This is mostly apparent in the scent and when the beer warms up. Great beer, though. Belongs up there with some of the better Double IPAs from out there in the IPA mecca of California.
bytemesis (6307) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is pine, caramel and grass. Flavor is same plus notes of citrus, lightly sweet and medium bitter through the finish.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours amber with a full khaki head. Aromas of pine hops some pine sap grapefruit and grass. Flavor is layered mostly bitter and syrupy with flavors of alcohol some slight sweetness at the end. Body is full and boozy finishes hopped.
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange with a soapy white head. Nose is candied orange peel and some leafy herbal hops. Mouth is fairly sweet, lots of candied orange. Malt qualities are pretty low but a good amount of sugars still come out. Some kind of bright hop qualities, some good herbal notes. Strange chemicals on the finish, getting this in a few double IPAs over the last couple days. Meh. Bottle from July 31 2012.
omega (885) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Monster hoppy beer so defo for the hopheads. Only complaint is that the hops are a little "stodgy" and not a fresh hop hit, making this beer heavy going. But I am nit picking here to justify not giving it a higher score!
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden-orange topped off by a bright white head. Sweet tropical fruits are all over the aroma. Big notes of pineapple and papaya, some breadiness, and a hint of cat pee. The taste is a bitter assault on the tongue. Tropical fruits and orange peel up front with some pine and pepper spices following. There is some caramel in the background which gets lost quickly. The body is medium, a bit syrupy, finishing off dry and bitter. A great DIPA!
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of hamilton23. Cheers, Steve! Pours a hazy amber-brown color with an off-white head. Nose is an explosion of malt with an explosion of hops, even after itís a few months old in the bottle. This one smacks of pine with big grapefruit and some grass. Flavor is similar with a strong like bull backbone behind this tender giant of a hop explosion featuring grapefruit, pine, and all manner of citrus. Really enjoyable, medium to full-bodied DIPA with lingering abrasive hops.
TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden amber color. Apricot, brandy, biscuit notes in the nose. A touch of malty sweetness. Full body. Big malty backbone, full on hoppiness. Big everywhere, but not as dry as I like. Canít say I am blown away