DandyWolfFloyd (553) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally, cracked it open.
Aroma - the aroma is big, I could smell it from a 2í away. Itís got a lot of bravado. The hops are resiny stuff I expect from the West Coast. There is a floral quality about it as well. The beer also has a grapefruit quality to boot. Very nice.
Appearance - body is orange (orange peel) color; liquid is hazy; head is about 1 1/2" and white, the head settles after about 2 minutes into a film of foam. Nice dappled lacing develops.
Taste - Wow! Big and bold taste, there are huge West Coast hops, but with a nice compliment of malt backing - a nice Crystal/Cara malt backing. There is a definite grapefruit quality, and the honey suggested is somewhat lost.
Palate - body is between light and medium; the texture is teetering on being oily; the carbonation is average; the finish is bitter and really hangs on for a long pleasing ride.
Paincane (40) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber gold w/ off-white head. Floral, grapefruit & honey nose lead to sweet malt, honey & pine flavors. Perfect balance & clean bitter finish. Spot on!
gendv138 (232) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (dated 1/21/14) poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy orange/peach color with half a finger of off-white head. Decent lacing. Aromas of honey, citrus, tropical fruit, floral, dank. Tasting notes of citrus, tropical fruit, pine/resin, floral notes, big hops, honey towards the back. Slight booze on the finish. Medium body with a dry finish.
krompt (611) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Put honey in it and iím sold. I hear through the grapevine that "hype"slam isnít as good anymore. Those folks in the grapevine can go suck an egg. Slam!
3sheets2wind (73) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an average beer. Muddled hop flavor. Bitterness without floral aromatics. I have a feeling that if people drank this one in a blind taste test they would rate it a full point lower. Reputation beer.
rockchalkgenes (19) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Wow. Pours a slightly hazy amber/orange. Floral hops dominate the aroma distinct notes of honey. You can smell just a hint of alcohol. Tastes incredibly bitter at first. The malt backbone is appreciated later as well as the honey. You can taste the alcohol but barely and not in a bad way. Outstanding Imperial IPA.
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange color with a half finger white head. Aroma is nice. Grapefruit, Pine, Sweet malts, slight caramel, dank and resinous....Simcoe! Taste is very nice. You get that sweetness from the honey which helps hide the alcohol. Nice grapefruit that leads to a bready malt sweetness and finishes moderately bitter with some pine. Lingers slightly, enticing the next sip. Sticky on the lips. Body is medium to medium full.
ttroha (147) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Bottle from Lazy Dog. Transparent brown with white head. Aroma of hops. Taste of hops and citrus fruits with slight carbonation. Bitter hops aftertaste. A really delicious hoppy beer.
DRTHokie (2) - - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very good DIPA. I think the limited production from a well respected brewery drives its price/demand and may influence its rating. Still, I?m enjoying it.
Gooball201 (16) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ridiculous. Had a few years back but wildly better. Please start NJ distribution before next year release.