Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle courtesy of Hophead84. Thanks!
A: Red shaded towards plum purple.1/2" head. Decent legs.
N: Perfect blend of fruit, pine and malt. Pineapple, mango, pine, earth floor, caramel/toffee. Lots of the tropical fruits really bumps this up for me.
T: Lots and lots of caramel and pineapple. Mango. Very sweet, but balanced out with a moderate pine and earth floor.
M: Very full. Semi dry. Alcohol is well hidden.
O: I look forward to having this every time, and Iím not disappointed.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep dark orange. Perfect one finger of thick head. Nose is predominantly grapefruit, with a bit of spicy hop notes and pine. Itís the grapefruit thatís dominant though. Medium body. Decent malt character, but this one is all about the hops. First two thirds on the palette is fruity hop flavor, grapefruit rind and maybe peach. Back third is pleasant bittering. A great beer
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at the UFC tasting, small pour into my Deschutes snifter. I donít remember who brought this, but thanks!
A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head that recedes to a film ring.
S: Nice pine and some resin with a lingering fruity ester over a nice solid light caramel malt.
T: Slight sweet fruit with a nice resin-like quality with a very subtle pine in the background. Again the malty backbone is integrated nicely.
M: Medium bodied with a nice malty flavor that lingers with some bitterness. Nicely carbonated as well.
O: Not my favorite DIPA, but it was definitely a want for me and Iím glad I got to try it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-09-2011
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Nice pillowy head, amber orange dark little plum colored. . Very smooth, massive grapefruit character Very citrucy very hoppy piney, perfect Sweet malt backbone to balance the grapefruit and hop bitterness. 10% alcohol hidden very well. Top 5 best beer ive ever had. Very pleasant tasting beer. Doesnt get much better than this.
Huhzubendah (2809) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks!
A: Dark orange hue with a half inch of head and good lacing upon the glass.
S: Aroma is a bit odd and hard to describe. Hop scents are also present.
T: Bold and hop forward, but again, slightly off-putting and astringent.
M: Medium bodied and palate coating, with a slight metallic aftertaste.
D: This beer was mediocre. I found both the aroma and flavor to be a bit off throughout.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-26-2010
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, thanks to Doodler. Gusher bottle. Pours hazy deep orange/grapefruit juice in colour, darker than I am used to from an IIPA lately. Head is very thick and moderately long lived, lacing is spotty to poor. Nose is thick caramel, some basic grapefruit hops. Flavours are very heavy, very syrupy, and while nicely bitter, just didnít balance out the caramel syrup and red fruit. Decent, but enormously forgettable. Next!
Brason (6) - - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cream colored head. Nice and Lacey. Floral nose with hints of citrus. Nice mouth feel. Over all a very nice double ipa.
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Borresteijn (5205) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl Bottle at AHBS. Hazy orange amber colour, off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, very hoppy with pine, citrus, dung. Flavour is sweet, malty, grapefruit, dung, light earthy, citrus and pine bitter finish. Medium to fullbodied. Good.
ANGRYCPA (50) - - APR 28, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at Bootleggerís. Wonderful floral aroma, creamy white head. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, pine, a little sugary, super smooth with a little bitterness. One of the best!
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Emeline. Full disclosure. I had this beer after having two of the best hoppy beers of my life from Hill Farmstead. Compared to those, this was complacent, malty, clean, and more Barleywine-like. Yes, there were hops. I forgot them. Yes, there was malt. It was fine. I realize that rating this or comparing this is akin to comparing coffee to tea, but I canít help it. This review just underscores the incredible nature of Hill Farmsteadís hop work (sorry, Bootleggers).