Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle (2012 vintage) served in a Westbrook tulip. Huge thanks to mfavoino (Matt) for hitting this long time want!
A: Pours a dark amber with a yellowed head forming on the pour. It recedes to a bubbly ring that leaves some soapy, sticky lace as it goes down the glass.
S: Sticky orange citrus with some candied grapefruit. A little booze with some nice caramel malt sweetness.
T: Sticky grapefruit just like the nose with a little bit of smooth booze. Light bitter pine with some citrus zest and honey sweetness. Very clean throughout with nice residual hop oils sticking to the tongue. As the beer warms the caramel malt from the nose really comes out.
M: Medium bodied with a little stick to it. Finishes clean and surprisingly light. Medium carbonation level.
O: Nicely balanced and I really enjoyed the subtle nuances of this beer. Sweet, sticky and bitter, this beer hits all levels a hop head would want.
Serving type: bottle
VastActiv (1614) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is clear orange with white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.
DCLawyer (1155) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber->SA. Dark copper with substantial offwhite head. Citrus hops dominate, with floral notes and a sweet malt backbone. Good, but lacking the depth or bite to be great.
radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a large white head. Aroma is plenty of pine resin, some citrus. Flavor was citrus, pine resin, some nice balanced malts. Pretty enjoyable. Alcohol relatively well masked.
Dr_Fellini (158) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep golden light amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is wonderful, but a bit faint. Hints of fleshy fruit, tropical fruit hops with a mild caramel malt. Hop flavors a bit more present in the taste with lots of fleshy fruit hoppy bittersweetness and a mild alcohol burn. Hop character lingers well into the finish with a continued alcohol burn. Excellent beer, but still prefer the Racer 15.
conway (901) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Good balance between caramel malt and tropical hops. Big rich palate. Prototypical DIPA.
umich03jm (1309) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours amber color with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is pretty musty with lots of fresh citrus hops with hints of pine and caramel too. Taste has a light sweetness and very strong bitterness. Bitter, chewy citrus hops throughout. Spicy finish with a slight alcohol burn. Decent DIPA, seems overrated on here.
coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet hops and a bit of citrus aroma. Perfect amber color with a frothy off white head. Mmmmm. A lot like Racer 5 with a bit more alcohol kick to it. Sweet, malty and balanced. Awesome. Gonna get me going.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth drinking yet high IBU DIPA. Two weeks fresh, from Premier Gourmet. Fresh hoppy aroma. Gold colour. A sipper. Thanks Stephen.
beertholomeus (366) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden amber color with an off white head. Hop, caramel, citrus, spruce and malt aroma. Caramel, hop, grapefruit, orange, pine and malt flavors. Medium body and malt forward. Medium carbonation and a smooth, slightly bitter mouth feel. Malt and citrus finish.
Christpuncher (492) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an excellent double ipa. Super hoppy an fruity. Smells awesome an pours a dark golden yellow.
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