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.
dresden (1180) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one might be getting on in age but still pretty relevant. Big fruity aroma, some herbal/floral aroma. Medium bitterness, grassy hops and a set malt base. Nice
ARH (863) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is a bright toffee, tropical, floral citrus blend with an undertones of light woody, alcohol, and burnt molasses; not too similar from a fresh barleywine. It pours a murky pale orange with a white, small suds, filmy head that has good retention and lace. Itís highly bitter with a medium citrus sweet, but the bitterness dampens with warmth. The texture is chewy, sticky, and a bit syrupy with a fuzzy carbonation and a full body. The palate contains a strong grain character with a burnt quality as well as bitter citrus, wax, floral, and a strengthening caramel note late. The finish is initially crisp zippy with a bread crust quality although it loses this edge with warnth and turns smooth and syrupy. Thereís a resinous and waxy, cloying aftertaste with notes of bitter cough medicine and a strong bitter floral; overall itís aftertaste is prominent and lingering. This definitely qualifies as a west coast palate wrecker, and best served at cellar temp.
Maverick34 (2624) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange yellow pour. Malt and tropical fruit aroma. Lots of carb, pine resin, malt and grapefruit. Bitter finish. Hefty.
chinchill (3129) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 fl oz. bottle with a bottling date of 10 July 2015.
The off-white head is exceptionally creamy, holds up well, and leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass. The body is hazy amber-copper.
Aroma: Chiefly fruity hops with some faint floral notes but no sign of malt. Misleadingly suggests a sweet and tart flavor.
Taste: loads of hops, including citrus, floral and pine notes. Hints of tangerine peel and oranges. Moderate-high bitterness but with some sweetness and without an overload of bitter grapefruit peel in the aftertaste.
Overall: excellent example of the DIPA style.
hopwine (563) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is pine, candied citrus, dried mango, grass. Flavor is same, hitting those grassy notes hard, with some tropical fruit, intense grapefruit rind, burnt sugar. Itís solid, but Iíve gotta say... This was bottled on 7/10 and I got this as soon as it was available in NY. An ipa that just dropped shouldnít be a month and a half old already.
Zeswaft (1482) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hot damn. This is the best double ipa iíve had in years. Silky smooth. Tropical, citrusy, and only slighty malty but super well balanced. 10%? Youre shitting me. Awssome
vandc01 (198) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a date of 7/10/15
Very juicy tropical with plenty of carbonation.
Same brewery as hop slam. I can see the similarities.
This beer has same apv, but much cheaper.
Savage_Night (148) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange/Brown with a medium off white head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: Lucas spice candy, tangerines, tamarindo, pine bitterness, herbal hops, dank malt, earthy, tropical fruit, caramel, spruce, citrus, herbs, ginger and spice. TASTE: hop spice, malt bitterness, tangerines, pine bitterness, Lucas tamarindo spiced candy, pineapple, caramel, citrus, herbs, earthy, spice, grassy, peppercorn and grapefruit. AFTER TASTE: hop spice, citrus, malty bitterness and grassy with and oily medium body finish.
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a yellowish color almost orange with aromas of lemons, hops, light malt, and some light sweetness. Flavors are lemon, with hops, and dankness a touch of sweetness, a solid DIPA that I could drink a few back to back of.
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold to orange pour with a two finger creamy off white head with a soapy top skim. Aroma is big on fruity, berry-like floral and citrus hops, starfruit, light nutty and cereal malt notes, hint of pale caramel, faint raspberry earthiness and just a hint of booziness and herbal hops. Flavor is loaded with tree fruity esters up front, then some caramel and grape nut malt notes, resinous pine, deep earthy blackberry and raspberry notes, dried grapefruit peel, thistle flower and a very fain medicinal note, not really enough to be overly offensive, but enough to notice. Medium to heavy body, creamy entry, giving way almost immediately to a slightly dry, boozy heat, light but blanketing and harp carbonation and somewhat astringent and chalky finish with a pretty big booziness. Really good stuff overall, but a little sloppy.