RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured amber with a small off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is big piney resin hops, citrus zest, and caramel malt. Taste begins with floral, and notes followed by a wave of palatable hop bitterness. Nice sticky mouthfeel with bitterness and citrus flavors lingering.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brew, aroma didn’t appeal to me at first, piney and floral, with some fruits. Fruits come out more in the taste which I enjoyed.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Petrol Station in Houston - a full pint! Lightly hazy medium orange with a small white head and good lacing. Nose is a lot of orange and grapefruit rind, along with light caramel malt. Clean sweet malt meets with strong and balanced citrusy hops at a very pleasant level of bitterness. A big DIPA, no doubt, but one with a very nice profile and balance of flavors - quite enjoyable.
Cory (306) - , California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 year old 2012 bottle. Juicy citrus hops, some brie cheese, lightly bitter taste, dry feeling on the tongue that shortens the lingering hops and medium body through the finish. Man, this beer is good fresh AND aged a year. I think it would probably be best at about half way between the two.
badhack (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An IPA doesn’t get much better than this. Pours a golden/copper with nice sticky lacing. A bit of fine particulate suspended in the beer.Flavor is a strong malt and yeast and a powerful amount of citrus and fresh hops. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Pretty heavy, sticky and delicious.
Berard (300) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours maroon with white head that lingers. Sweet hop aroma over mild carbonation. Decent complexity in a smooth ipa.
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Bebum (297) - - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium amber, a little cloudy,
Full body, explosive flavors, mouthfeel a little flat, avg length, balanced finish.
Bitterness predominates but ample sweetness in background.
Delicious and complex hop flavors, resiny and much more.
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bellco33 (295) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours golden with a big, white, head. Aroma pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, earthy. Taste is way too sweet, it overwhelms the piney hops that do come through. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, a bit cloying. It’s OK.
TylerGreenDC (293) - - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. Rich honey-ruby color. Little lace. Flavors of tangerine sweetened by caramel malts. Striking depth to the flavors. While Racer 5 can be a bit arch, this is smooth and sophisticated.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
i love the combination of the almost piney and sweet flavors in this beer. additionally, the taste lingers after you are done. Good head and wonderful dark amber coloring!