oRos (987) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a tap shared by Marcus. Pours clean copper with white head. Taste is big on the pungent pine with some citrus.
Salmoniform (201) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from growler to glass. Crystal clear golden with nice white head. Aroma is sweet, hops, citrus, pine, melon. Taste is sweet with a really nice bitter finish to blance malts. Medium carbonation and body blend fantastically to create a wonderful mouthfeel. A very clean bitterness that lingers, but isn’t overpowering. Great hopping throughout the beer. Overall, this is a santastic Imperial IPA.
pdx77 (948) - Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on draught at Boneyard. Light golden color. Aroma is tropical citrus. Taste is amazingly balanced, with resinous orange, pineapple, passionfruit hops and light hops. Not bitter, just full fruit notes.
GT2 (7723) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Boneyard and Growler at a tasting. Low haze golden pour with thicker white foam, good lacing. Nose is sweaty, salty, dank hops, flashes of cinnamon. Taste is sticky fruit juice, cantaloupe, fresh pineapple. Thick, dense palate that isn’t abrasive, sugary, nutty, tannic, cheesy or any of the other myriad of things that go awry with DIPAs.
Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours slightly hazy, pale / golden. Big, juicy, citrus and tropical nose. Nice malt backbone to the taste, but the grapefruit, mango, tropical hop flavors are the real star of this show. Full body, slick texture. Impressively easy to drink given the abv. Bitterness is assertive but doesn’t overpower. This is excellent.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, pine, resin and caramel malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (2078) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is floral and citrussy. Typical American styled IPA. Flavour is medium bitter with a big sweet citrus tone to it. Very nice surprise from this brewery. Decent brew.
Nocturne (605) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at APEX, PDX. Hazy orange shade with a dissipating ring of head. Aroma leans towards the fruity end of the spectrum, with peach and apricot standing out. Bitterness reigns supreme on the tongue and the body feels substantial. Very good DIPA.
douglas88 (5482) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at APEX. Damn good IIPA. Pours a rich copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet pine and resiny citrus nose. The flavor is all citrus and fruity hops with some deep fruit essence resin, a bit of pine, dusty, light biscuit. Really good. Powerful IIPA.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden hazy body with a tall frothy head. Big notes of fresh pine and citrus rind. Sharp stinging peppery hops upfront that are pummeled by an juggernaut bready malt backbond. Lightly sweet cracker component with a bit of caramel sweetness and maybe some biscuit quality. A real murderers row of fresh grain character. Sticky hop concentrate presence with a plethora of subtle fruit notes and a sharp oily pine character. Smooth velvety mouthfeel that really rounds out its intensely aggressive razor sharp bitterness. I drank a full gallon of this stuff last week. Damn good.