ACHops (599) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours lightly hazy orangish amber with medium lacy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and floral citrusy hops. Taste is smooth heavy caramel malt with piney bitter finish. Nice grassy grapefruit notes as well in the hops. Big beer, every bit of the 8.95% is evident. Clearly lots of malt and hops here. Not sure what the difference is between this and the Apex double... this is delicious nonetheless.
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from the cask the beer is quite smooth and vicious it is also lucious in tropical fruit and a nice hop profile of pine. decent sugary sweetness.
ineedbeer (555) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle with a 5/19/2014 best by date. Aroma is very hoppy with quite a bit of citrus and tropical fruit and medium light pine resin character. Orange, tangerine, mandarin and to a lesser extent grapefruit. Light cracker pale malt character and faint caramel notes.
Pours a somewhat clear orange with some light copper hues. Moderate, white head of medium thickness that recedes steadily to the edge where it lingers. Moderate lacing and medium small legs.
Flavor has a medium malt backbone, mostly of pale cracker notes but also some very light caramel. Moderately strong bitterness with some light alcohol spice in the finish. Fairly strong hop flavor but with a bit more resin and grapefruit than in the aroma. Medium strong grapefruit with medium light orange and mandarin. Fairly light tropical fruit.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty enjoyable IPA with a nice fruity aroma and danker flavor. The malt backbone is mellow, but might be a touch strong. Nice, clean yeast character.
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle, pours golden copper and maintains a small head. Big oily hop grapefruit nose followed by pine. Big hop flavors, more grapefruit and orange mixed well the malts. Good mouthfeel. Bitter citrus finish, very cleansing. Qualifies to me as a Dbl IPA.. Very good!
Inabil1ty (24) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells delicious. Most pleasing aroma I've experienced other than Heady Topper. Huge grapefruit flavors and quite hoppy. Delicious.
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kaser (2121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Delicious. A lot going on. Crazy fruity taste. Vanilla orange grapefruit and pine. Crazy melon aroma. Bitter and hoppy. Poured from 22oz. Yum
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of orange zest and other citrus notes. Juicy mouth feel. Bitter finish. A tasty IPA.
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Run. Deep gold with a large white head. Big, abrasive grapefruit and pine resin on the nose. Moderate citrus, sea salt. The taste is definitely of the west coast school. More grapefruit. Biting bitter tree root. Soft malt backbone. Medium body, active carbonation. Nice stuff.
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Lots of grapefruit and tropical notes. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Grapefruit bitterness, malty light sweetness and a clean finish. On the sweet side but still nice.
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at The Bistro DIPA-Festival, February 8.
Light amber with a white head. This is a nice one, bitter but "balanced". Pineapple, resin and grapefruit. Fresh and really drinkable with a bitter finish.