aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma - strong citrus fruit and floral hop aromas. citrus, and grapefruit aroma with a hint of bready malt.
Appearance - clear and golden in color. frothy white head.
Taste - follows the nose: citrus/floral hop aroma. And just a tiny bit of malty sweetness. just enough malt to keep this beer from being too dry for my tastes.
Palate - medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation that finishes just short of dry.
Overall - an excellent double IPA, not sure that it lives up to the hype but excellent nonetheless. Would definitely recommend anyone interested in hoppy beers check this one out but I still prefer Sculpin to this.
wchesser (1165) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Copper colored. Pine and orange aromas. Full bodied and well balanced. Bit on the danker side for my tastes, but this is a great DIPA
Beerathon (1161) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hops here and are the showcase, with the malt bill very much in the background. Citrus flavor with a dry bitter finish. Some hop spice notes and warmth from the alcohol.
DSG (5799) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom C. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citric hops, slightly piney, a bit of alcohol note and a bit of malt. Sweetish malty flavor with some slightly stale citric and piney hops, a bit resinous, finishes with strong bitterness and an alcoholic hint. Medium-bodied, kinda chewy.
Ctplt777 (126) - - SEP 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
BIG grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Just huge. The aroma just filled the air. Was like salivating waiting to try this one. Taste is a blast of grapfruit, resinous hops, pine and pineapple. Massive bitterness. This is a big beer. Absolutely awesome. I haven’t been so excited to try a beer in a while so this was a really pleasant surprise.
Ferris (4144) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Grapefruit and sweet pine. Cloudy gold with a nice white rich head. Bitter grapefruit, sweet caramel and a bitter dry finish.
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($3): Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, resin, grapefruit, and some sugary malt. Taste is quite bitter, with only a bit of sweetness. Nice hoppy aftertaste. The citrus and pine flavors hit hard. This is pretty much what one does and should expect from the masters at Bells.
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Paul. Pours a golden amber body with thin white active lacing. Aroma is very sweet, saccharine, cloying character. Light grapefruit/bitter citrus fruit. Mouthfeel follows through with the sweet syrupy sugar character taking away from the overall palate; notes of pith, grapefruit, bitter pine resin, sugar syrup and honey. Ultimately the alcohol character detracts from the overall impression of the beer.
whyteoutt (15) - Joliet, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to glass pour. Very rust orange color. Wild hop flavor, Amarillo hops shine through tremendously. Resinous taste. Not a fan of Amarillo hops normally, but very good attempt at west coast style
reberiii (329) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Juicy, touch soapy, foamy, bitter lemon, pine and some grapefruit. Pine on the nose, enjoyable.
Dr_Fellini (412) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear golden light amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is somewhat mild, piney, floral, fleshy fruit hops. Flavor is much more full, with syrupy fleshy fruit hoppy goodness, a touch of alcohol, a solid caramel malt background. Medium body with a strong lingering boozy hoppiness. Tasty for sure, but with the ratings, I was expecting greatness.