anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma with piney hints. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th December 2013
Hazy gold - amber beer with a tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous. fine carbonation. Medium creamy malt supports resinous hops. Sweet pine, spicy orange and a touch of tropical fruits. Aniseed alcohol before a smooth semi dry finish.
yngwie (14923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Bottle, 22oz. An unclear, golden-orange colored beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head. Some lacings. Pleasant orangey and piney aroma leaving little room for the aroma. Bitter flavor with some pale malts. Pine cones, orange peel and citrus. Lasting finish. Well, it’s certinaly a nice DIPA, but still not there up with the best. 130803
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Sander’s in NYC. Pours clear, deep gold with a creamy white head. The aroma holds tons of juicy, ripe grapefruit, orange. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of ripe citrus, good grapefruit, orange, rich pale malts, moderate booze. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Well and resinous to finish, hefty grapefruit, faint white bread. It’s punchy but still well balanced.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tannish and a bit hazy, with a bubbly head. Very melony, hints of grapefruit, light florals. It’s a bit chewy, but with more of those melon hops. The malts end up being quite assertive, chewy (from Cali, big shock, huh?), and alcohol kicks in late. All these hops, to me, demand a cleaner, lighter body.
brokensail (12508) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chill haze on the golden orange pour. Small white head and nice lacing. Bright grapefruit, orange, and tangerine aroma. Plenty of resinous pine, mild grass, and plenty of pineapple. Really nice pineapple flavor to go along with the grapefruit, tangerine, and oranges. Intense pine flavor and a strong bitterness on the finish. Surprisingly dry with just a bit of caramel flavor.
bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours orange/gold with a foamy off-white head. Strong citrus aroma. Near full bodied. Flavor is fruit, citrus, pine with a very nice caramel backdrop. Very flavorful. Heat not a problem til the gullet. Finishes arguably dry, with a lot of mixed hop flavor and that beautiful caramel. This seems to be a very well done ale.
Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC, 25/11/13.
Hazed orange amber with a decent off white head that retains well.
Nose is juicy hops, caramel malt, bitter orange, grapefruit, pine.
Taste comprises earthy hops, caramel malt forward, orange pith, grapefruit, citric dipped straw, pine bite.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, hint of booze, hop bitterness in the closure.
Alcohol very well tempered in this number!
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grass, dank, weed, pine, herbs, and caramel. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, resin, herbs, grass, and some caramel with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Lightly hazed amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some pine/pot, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pot, orange/grapefruit, light caramel. Medium body, some resin.