Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with drink by date of sometime in 2014 so I’m good.
A: Pours a bold amber. Head has good retention.
S: Smells like any other IPA. Floral, a bit more malty than others I suppose.
T: Hops are out of control when they first hit. Then a hint of malt but it gets cut down by more hops. The problem here is the hops are very dull and dry. They linger too long and cut through the other flavors so much that there is little play left. Finish has a pretty intense alcohol bite.
P: As detailed in the taste, the hops just linger around too much. Palate is super aggressive. .
Overall this beer was actually pretty weak. It’s just so unbalanced. I think back to a certain triple IPA I had that did not leave me with the same notion that the hops are out of control. They’re just so dull on the palate that they linger and I can’t stop thinking about them. I wonder if I just got a bad batch given the generally high rating of this one. I’ll stick to the calico amber... that was killer!
MohaBeer (168) - Lima, PERU - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dorado con ribetes ambar, transparente, muy buena espuma y adherencia. Malta maltoso moderado, lúpulo pináceo-herbáceo moderado-moderado bajo, notas cárnicas, diacetilo. En boca lúpulo de amargor moderado alto, malta maltoso moderado, lúpulo pináceo-especiado moderado alto, umami, cárnico, prosciutto, fenoles, picante, pimienta, pimienta blanca,vainilla, canela, untuosidad. Final cárnico lupulado sin astringencia, con cuerpo y buena carbonatación.
bombelsky (28) - - MAY 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 FL.OZ. bottle into a snifter. Golden, clear color. Very thick 3-4 fingers, frothy head. Decent lacing. Average, medium carbonation. Nice fresh aroma of a resin and sweet aromas of a grapefruit and mango. Some alcohol, some caramel. Heavy bitter flavor, later light sweetness. Bitterness is not harsh, that I can tell. Medium body. Creamy, oily, sticky and little bit salty. Has a very long, dry finish. Tasty but not very special beer.
Expiration date: 22.01.2017
Review date: 18.05.2016
BeerGolem (769) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fairly enjoyable double IPA. Aroma and taste is hoppy, earthy, fruity and shows hints of citrus. Not too boozy. Pleasant long lasting bitterness.
vandc01 (308) - North Branch, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured at home - no bottling date on it.
Tastes fairly fresh.
The aroma is present, but not overhelming.
Taste is very crisp and dry.
No alcohol present for a 10% beer.
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
TattooJack (443) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the six pack of bottles, not the first time I’ve had this one just can’t get around to rating it because it’s so potent and delicious. Taste is creamy, piney, sticky, tropical, thick, and not boozy at all considering it’s alcohol content. This is one of my favorites and always a go to when I find it cold.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
brownaler (488) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop palette is complex with brown sugar and pineapple. Bubbly finish with guava.
growler6 (114) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, rosemary and tea aromas blend well with caramel sweetness and hop bitterness. Medium body and not too sticky. Bitter finish lingers in the back of my throat. A solid DIPA.
GJF (1468) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Moonrakers in Iowa City. Big, bold beer. Hoppy dry finish after a big malty body.