drsordr (847) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours clear golden. Nose pine and stone fruit hop, some sweet bready malt. Taste strong bitter bite up front that lasts throughout. Some pine and hint of floral. Sweet malt in mid palate. Long bitter finish.
queenholly (2569) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweet orange, apricot, and caramel malt aroma. Hazy deep honey gold with a large ivory head. Resinous piney hops, citrus peel and caramel malt flavor. Medium full sticky body, soft carbonation.
deekyn (991) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours amber orange, 1 finger head s caramel malts vegetal malts citrus and resiny hops. M medium full body bright bitter body with high carb. Sickly bitter end with a tacky sweet palate. T caramel malts, centennial hops, piney resiny hops. O simple and overly aggressive and overhyped. Matched too many dipas that are going for shock value. 3.2
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in a Bellís tulip. Bottled 8/9/2013.
A: Pours a solid orange color with a chilled haze to the body. A frothy, yellowish head forms on the pour and recedes to a thick cap and collar. Tons of soapy lace left down the glass.
S: Light citrus notes, some light pine and a little bit of dried grass. Sweet bread malts with some light floral notes.
T: Juicy fruit, some lingering bitterness in the finish. Sweet bread malts, some dried grass and a little pine. The boozy is well hidden upfront, but a touch of heat and alcohol come out in the finish as well when it warms up.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. A little sticky sweet in texture. Resinous finish.
O: Solid flavors throughout, but I have a feeling the two months really had the hops drop off. It gave it a little time to meld together, however, and I think itís a little more balanced than it would have been. Iím not normally a fan of the high ABV DIPAís, but this was one of the more palatable ones.
CpyNPrnT (120) - Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up 2 bottles from local liquor store, drank one the first day, let other sit for 2 weeks. Not a noticeable difference in tastes, wished I would have let it sit a bit longer. Strong beer, with alcohol being prominent all throughout. Crisp finish though. Would try again. Fruit notes also prominent but gives way to a mini palate wrecker.
devman171 (689) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is a little too much alcohol, great bitter taste that almost burns the tongue, intense.
charule (748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Binnys. Poured red amber with white head and crazy lace. Aroma of mild pine. Dry resin taste.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright orange with a white creamy head.
Smells typical of a West Coast DIPA. Loads of grapefruit and some citrus/pine as well.
Oh wow this is good. Very creamy and hits at first with a grapefruit wallop with just enough malt to balance this hop bomb a bit. Finishes with an INTENSE piney dry bitter finish. Covers up the alcohol very well as I wouldnít expect I was drinking something 10%.
Mouthfeel is very creamy with good carbonation levels.
Iíve heard good things about this one, but it still blew me away. I just wish it were a little more readily available.
JustDrinkIt (222) - Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Heard this was "too hoppy"...guess I wont be trusting that person any more. Not to say itís not hoppy, this is just great. Bright white venvety head that lasts, and a great hop profile on the nose and in the flavor. This beer is so drinkable, and hides the alcohol!
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours an deep amber gold color with a pillowy two finger foamy head that leaves heavy lace. Aroma is awesomely intense pine and grapefruit hops as well as a hint of sweet malt. The taste opens with a touch of malty sweetness, before the aggressive hop flavor takes over. Resiny, rich and bitter with a tropical undercurrent. Pineapple and mango fruitiness fades into deep resiny bitterness, with a lingering, borderline astringent finish that never seems to subside between sips. Mouthfeel is medium to full and fairly oily, quite a bit of carbonation