madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
6th April 2013
Cloudy dark amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is a great carbonation of soft and smooth but with good fine carbonation providing a nip. Lovely bittersweet pine hops, trace of mint. Underneath is good creamy malt with a touch of caramel. Finishes creamy soft with more piney hops, mostly sweet this time. Touch of fresh orange. Slight aniseed. Well joined up and super drinkable DIPA.
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Chuck’s Hop Shop, 85th st, Seattle
Hazy amber color. The caramel dominates, yet it’s lean, and then the powerful and resiny hopping happens; long final.
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery taproom - Temecula. Pours mostly clear, rich gold with a foamy, white head. This is a big beer. A bit boozy with notes of ripe citrus, sticky pine and sweet bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with mild grassy bitterness and further sugary bread. Heavy.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber pour with a white head. Nose is sweet sugar and caramel with a bit of fruit, some citrus peel, and a light pine note. A hint of butter, some grass, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is on the boozy side with a fair amount of bitterness. Lots of sugar, caramel, and citrus peel. A hint of herbs and sweet fruit on the finish.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, tree sap, caramel malt, grapefruit and perfumy hops. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry resin with some grapefruit/perfumy hop.
mcberko (14662) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of manuchampions (thanks Jon), pours a hazy dark orange with a medium white head. Aroma is rich on piney and resinous hops, and a bit caramel malt backbone, like many others. Flavour is medium-hoppy for a west coast IIPA, with lots of resinous hops, a whopping caramel malt backbone, making the palate quite chewy for a IIPA. Finishes quite astringent and very malty. Fairly well-balanced, but not so complex or with a high drinkability, as with the maltiness gets a bit overbearing. Solid, but unspectacular IIPA.
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a foamy off-white head. Citrus/pine aroma over a little roast caramel. Med + body. Flavor is citrus/pine/caramel. Finishes that with a bit of added floral. It’s pretty tasty stuff.
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is pine and resin hops, light diacetyl, honey and cracker malt, and apple esters. Flavor is heavy pine and resin hops and bitterness, cracker and honey malt, diacetyl, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour. Big sticky beer with a pine and pitted fruit nose and flavor. Lots of bread and caramel malts, too. Not quite into Barleywine territory, but big thick and boozy.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Black Market. Pours a low haze deep orange. Webby lacing. Nose is mango, melon, orange perfume, lemon tea, raw grist. Taste is orange oil, mango, gamey melon, lemon tea. Dense and sticky body.