rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at Francesca’s. a really nice malty crisp brew. Very smooth and hops are fresh.
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with hints of cooked apple and honey. Head is average size, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation, and a lightly to moderately alcoholic finish. Maltier than I expect from a Bear Republic DIPA. Regardless, this is an excellent beer.
Darkmagus82 (1827) - - DEC 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange amber color with a two finger head of billowy off white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is fruity and sweet with a good deal of tropical fruits of mango, tangerine, and pineapple. A light doughy and sweeter caramel smell are there as well and matched by some hop aromas. The hop are mostly of a grapefruit nature, but other hop aromas of a bit of herb and some light pine are there as well, producing a very fruity and inviting aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with the sweeter tropical fruit flavors that was detected in the nose, with the tangerine being the most intense fruit, but having mango and pineapple mixed with it as well. Right from the start there is a thick and bready taste which acts as a nice base for the sweet and the grapefruit hop flavor; which starts the taste off on the moderate side. While the grapefruit is lighter upfront, it gains more and more strength toward the end of the taste and is joined by some pine and herbal hop flavors. All the while, a little bit of the tropical fruit flavors fade but are replaced by some caramel sweetness. With a little bit of grassy hop and a hint of alcohol coming at the very end of the taste, one is left with a pleasantly balanced, sweet, and moderately resinous bitter hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the mix of tropical fruits and hops the thickness and creaminess does a rather good job as it baths the tongue in all the wonderful flavors and makes this 9.75 % abv. brew a nice slower sipper.
Overall – This is one very tasty brew overall. Big and robust in sweeter tropical fruit flavors with a nice hop blend. This is one I would certainly go back to again and one I would recommend.
LizMeade (11) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours hazy gold. hoppy floral nose. Taste is fairly fresh with thick juicy hops. Big full body with a thick body on the end. Not refreshing but tasty.
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber with a very big fluffy head. Nice hop scent. Gorgeous delicate malt body with strong fumey hops carried on a boozy cloud.
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours hazy gold. Musty nose. Taste is fairly fresh with thick juicy hops. Big full body with a thick body on the end. Not refreshing but tasty.
theOptimator (288) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is floral citrus. Appearance is hazy orange copper with small off white head that lingers for a bit. Taste is a nice balance of crisp hop bitterness, pleasant sweet malt and floral citrus hopping. Alcohol warming but not harsh. Palate is medium but still crisp due to high IBU’s. Bitterness and citrus linger on the tongue. It tastes like a large beer but is still quite drinkable. Overall a well done IIPA. No real flaws but it isnt doing anything dozens of other big IPA’s arent doing.
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light orange color with a creamy white head. Notes of fresh air, orange citrus, grass, and brown sugar. Very well balanced and delicious.
lightbias (162) - USA - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Softly aromatic; a light apricot and grapefruit aroma stems from a hazy, orangely-apricotish (two non-words that are so accurate that I couldn’t help but use them hyphenated) flavor intense liquid. As I drink, the head clings in sheets across the sides of the glass rather than lacing it and although diminished, also sits persistent atop the brew. Off the top, hugely boozy. After a few sips, slightly boozy and very flavorful. The taste is much bigger than the aroma within just a few degrees in temperature, and the bitter is well balanced with the sweetness of the malt. It is, without a doubt, loud and assertive and very dry, creating a thirst for the drinker and an easy warmth with the higher ABV.
A little on the caramel malty side for my taste, but a pleasant balance nonetheless and a very nice example of the style.
kaser (3119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apricot and grapefruity aroma. Taste the same also tropical citrus and very hoppy. Surprisingly not too bitter. Just a perfectly hopped and smooth ipa. Delicious.
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Shared by Gustav.
Appearance: hazy amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, hops, grapefruit, pine, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, grapefruit, citrus, pine.