b3shine (6503) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells goog too; HOPPY with a nice malt backbone. Tastes tastes like it smells, but a little hot and boozy. Average on the palate. Will probably revisit in a month or two.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper color with a small white head. Aroma has plenty of fruit and citrus, but it has a strange musky character. Seems to have loads of pineapple with some slight orange and grapefruit. Pretty damn sweet taste with tons of caramel to start, and it still finishes with a lot of caramel. In between there is a good deal of grapefruit citrus character. Pretty full bodied and a bit too sticky for me. Still, very sweet and aggressively hopped but it just don’t come together for me.
tmongoose (1638) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared . Pours orangish red with off white head. The aroma is a punch you in the face hop explosion. The oozing of the piny resinous hops hang from the glass. The flavor is a strong blend of many hops. Hard to discern which one is which. But are they balanced so nicely. On the back end you get a smooth alcohol burn but it is mild for 11 percent.
csaso (1656) - Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - fair size thick head, very nice deep amber color, big but balanced
aroma and flavor - great citrus (and a mild pine) hops with sweet, caramel malt balance - excellent overall beer, plus a great name!
Atom (1751) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a bright clear amber with a medium khaki head. Aroma is very fruity, mango, candied pineapple, caramel malts, with some hops and slight alcohol. Taste has deep bright fruits throughout and a toasted caramel malt backbone. At first it is pretty boozy, as it warms it starts to give way to resinous bitter hops. A little hot but a very tasty DIPA.
MrBunn (2560) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a nice head and aromas of pine and tropical fruit. Flavor is boozy and hoppy. A nice resin bit up front that transitions into a tropical fruit medley of passion fruit, papaya and mango with a little apricot or something a little unique. It’s hot and a little rough around the edges, but a very solid offering nonetheless. The hops come out more as it warms and the booze seems to dissipate a little.
bwa5879 (808) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at eccentric cafe. Ruby/brown pour with eighth inch white foam head. Very sweet grapefruit hop aroma. Warms the mouth initially. Strong bitter feeling at first. Really piney bitter taste, a little pungent fruitiness, raisin/pineapple for sure. Not overpowering for the ABV. Finish is candy sweet like smarties but leaves a warm throat and dry tongue.
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wmubronco1992 (665) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Eccentric cafe on 9/22. Pours a slightly cloudy amber. Aroma is of juicy hops and pine. Tremendous lacing. Flavor of juicy citrus with a nice balance of bitter pine woodsyness. Thick palate that finishes with a nice juicy bitter mouthfeel. I expected this to be good, but this surpassed my expectations. This was darn good. Wish I could have had more then one pint, but at 11% I had to stop. Frankly one of the best double IPA’s I’ve had. The balance between the bitter hops and the Citra was perfect.
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bells on 9/21/12. Aromas of fruit and some pine. With LOTS of alcohol. First taste is largely alcohol burn but as it warms the citrus and pine come out as well as a little pineapple. Interesting mix of hops. Nice burn going down. Well done.