mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very light amber, somewhat cloudy color. Very hoppy on the palate but high abv gives alcohol taste. Hoppy but alcohol tasting. Average aroma at best.
madelfonatree (298) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
January 20, 2016 enjoyed February 6, 2016 in a Hopslam tulip.
Look - I overpoured. Head is white and medium to large bubbled. Body is murky orange. There is a lot of lacing.
Smell - Musty. Honey. Grapefruit.
Taste - Musty. Lemon. Grapefruit. Honey. Malt. Sweet. Orange.
Feel - Santana and Rob Thomas Smooth. There is no alcohol. Watery at that.
Overall - Would I rather have a Floyds? Yes. Would I rather have a Hoof Hearted? Yes. If I was a fifty year old that drank beer by the pack each day, this would be my go to. Honey and mustiness balance the malt so well.
Dorkenstein (254) - - FEB 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of papaya, cantaloupe and honeydew melons, then crackery malts and floral hops. Taste is pine needles, papaya, red grapefruit, and cracker malts with pepper. Finish has pine resin.
BeerMeHo (1) - lake villa, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of white pine , blue spruce, douglas fur, and other Pacific conifers. Sweet scent of dole pinapple.. freshly sliced, not canned. Mouthfeel is velvety, similar to meringue.. but smoother, like whipped cream. Notes of bubblegum, green crack marijuana.. the nose is enveloped by the woodsy, piney smell of a lumber dept. at Home Depot. Overall, a very well balanced, tasty rendition of the Double IPA, with an Imperial IPA finish.
LizardKing (5) - East Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Without a doubt the best ale I have ever had! Have to get some more before my store runs out!
justinhood7 (1) - - FEB 4, 2016 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely the one of the most drinkable %10 beers I've had. I'm not sure it's worth all the hoopla or the $16 price point either.
Dankerickson (5) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Soooo good. Citrusy sweetness compliments 10% ABV ... Such a dangerously delicious beer.
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BrandNewBrew (13) - - JAN 29, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of sweet honey and hops. Canít imagine the taste getting much better, itís so well balanced but does seem like thereís a crispness thatís missing in the flavor and mouthfeel. Otherwise a fantastic beer
realtree2 (6) - Ishpeming, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best version in a while. Aroma is dank and piney. Body is spot on, not too heavy not too light. Great flavor and finish. Get it this year for sure!
emusche (125) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from can bottled on 1/21/16. Pours copper with a thin, clingy head. Aroma is citrus fruits, upfront pine, stone and just a hint of something mildly earthy. Taste has the aforementioned honey sweetness at the forefront, fading into a nice bitter backbone and finishes with a resiny mouthfeel and a faint alcohol "bite". Very good when very fresh; had another one a couple years back that was 3 or 4 months old and it was nothing like this one.
libertine (337) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2016 Pours an orange amber with a thick white head that turns into thick soapy lacing. Aroma has notes of stonefruit and tropical fruit,honey with some piney resin. Flavor is much the same but the sweetness of the honey is far more present.. Full Body. Heavy carbonation. creamy texture with a lastiing bitter finish. Just got a case of this after never trying it and every beer seems to be better than the last. This is worth the hype.