mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, split 4 ways, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of piney and resinous hops, with just enough caramel malt backing. Flavour of lightly spicy hops, resin, buttery hops, and just sufficient caramel malts. Beautiful balance with slight spice. Enjoyed this more than the average.
strongpieman (1598) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Little cloudy, gold colr. Strong floral and pine, decent strong IPA, but nothing subtle here.
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leather, pine, caramel aromas. light tan head on clear gold-amber body. Just a little flat, with a nice weight to it. A little more malt in the flavor, hint of powdered sugar, plus pine, oak & alcohol.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Zainís Liquors, SF. Pretty nice pour, a deep lustrous orange with an initially thick head that settles into crisp scrim. Huge pungent nugs in the nose, with some candied fruits and leafy, floral hops. Mouthfeel is slightly too thin after a bold introduction, but still okay. Flavors are well realized, big and bright and bitter. Nice stuff.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled in a big bottle. Pours big and brownish orange. Has a bright white head on it. A really aromatic IPA with a big citrisy hit to it. Really nice drinking brew.
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Best Damn Beer Shop: Poured with a firm yet delicate layer of foamed head while the liquid was a dark honey gold hue that had some evidence of haziness going on. Aroma is completely decked out with a scent of green oily hops that give off some notes of citrus. The flavor is strong of bitter hops and gave me a good buzz plus the price was super cheap.
batneil (471) - - DEC 16, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in colour, slightly fizzy. Unusual smell, slightly disappointing but not unpleasant taste.
jsled (28) - South Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: 3/5. Crystal clear orange. minor white head. good residual carbonation.
A: 5/5. wonderful rich grapefruit citrusy. peppercorn. alcohol (minor). bubblegum. really great.
F/M: 9/10. strong bitterness. some sweetness. medium malt. melony orange citrus flavor. very tasty. residual bitterness. some prickly carbonation.
O: 9/10. really tasty beer with great citrus character.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Orangish with ruby grapefruit like hues, moderate white head, frothy, fairly nice lacing.   Pith and rind on the nose.   Somewhat of an herbal hoppiness up front, very much that orange rind stuff, but a bit sweeter.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Has a decent malt base.   Comes across as a bit old, which is weird because the bottle I had before this was really bright and floral.   This one comes across as having aged for six months, and I just got this bottle!   Not a bad beer, nothing off, but its not a hop bomb type of IIPA.   More malt forward, and aged a bit.   Decent for what it is.
tmoreau (2934) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber at a recent geek tasting. Poured to a sampler with a hazed, orange/gold, decent, off white head foam, and good cling to the spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was perfumey, fruit, citrus, and resiny pine following up. Ditto on the flavor, with caramelly malt sweetness, "lingering into the finish" hop bitterness & dryness, and a fairly well cloaked alcohol warmth. A presentable DIPA that Iíd seek out again.