Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper pour, off white head. Floral aroma. Piney, resinous flavor with a long lasting bite. Medium mouthfeel.
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 Had this on tap at a Devin Townsend concert, totally orgasmic experience. It is nicely bitter with not too much malt backing. An awesome DIPA. From the bottle: this is a good ipa considering its boozy as hell.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark red-amber, transparent, thin white ring for head with light lacing. Lightly perfume and celery, mango and toast. Flavor is very sweet up front, caramel murking the light pine and orange across mid, but it finishes dry with controlled bitterness, mango, and toast. Soft, full body. Gets better as it goes.
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks to badnewsbeers.
A: resin/pine/earthy hops, slight caramel
T: pine/resin/citrus hops, bready malts
A nice DIPA. It was a little to resinous for my preference, but I still enjoyed it very much.
Newk (299) - - OCT 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 had this on tap and it poured a dark orange color with a decent sized foamy head.
Very aromatic with richer tones of hops, citrus and some florals as well.
Medium/full feel that is really plush and smooth. It is a bit slight bit boozy though.
While the alcohol was a bit noticeable, this was a really good DIPA. It was on the richer side but with a freshness to it as well.
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Dark golden with a light biege head. A nice measured combination of citrus, resin and pine, huge hops presence, some pepper. Full bodied with a nice carbonation, bitter with some sweetness and alcohol present, long dry bitter/resin finish that lasts a very long time. A very good beer, love the finish that is still present a couple of minutes after a sip - worth seeking out, would love to try this fresh on tap.
Leafs93 (2126) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pous amber with white head. Nice lacing throughout. Aroma is earthy pine, citrus and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel with a semi bitter finish. The bitterness is cut by the oily mouthfeel allowing the sweetness to linger. Thanks to Chalsk for this one.
Macegan75 (818) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a dark tan with slight head and lacing. Nose is hoppy with Amarillo with piney notes, first sip is nice big bitter flavors that over power the malt. Mouth feel is great. Finish lingers nicely.
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is strong, caramel, pine, earth, citrus. Hops of hops hitting the nose, although the caramel malts assert themselves. The appearance is a clear amber color, white head. The flavor is caramel, quickly giving way to pine, resin hoppiness. Some citrus as well. Very high hop intensity in the flavor. The finish is a blast of hops, mostly resiny, pine. Medium to medium/thick in body, sticky mouthfeel. Excellent.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slight hazy orange-ish amber color with a nice, thick white head with an orange hue. Massive aromatics from the hops, resin, floral, and great sweet malt aromas. Solid west coast IPA.