drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one pours a deep orangish amber color. White one finger head with good retention. Right off the bat you’ll be greeted with a nice dose of tropical fruits as this is poured into the glass. There’s a nice sweetness to the aroma mixed in with a decent caramel malt backbone. The aroma was nice but the taste was…
A fruit bomb. There’s much more of a fruity presence here. It’s big and bold and lovely. I can describe the taste of this beer in three steps. Step one is the bombardment of fruit. Citrus, grapefruit, other tropical fruits, and some pine. Huge. Step two is a dry hopped kind of taste mixed in with some alcohol. Alcohol is pretty well hidden for being a 10% beer. Hard to explain but it’s like the fruitness comes to an abrupt and right into the dry hopped taste. Step three is a sugary sweetness that sits on the palette. Put all of these together and this is a damn fine IPA.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, oily, and a bit sticky. Goes well with the rest of the beer.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewery and at Bruery Provisions.
Pours a clear golden orange color with a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind.
Floral, dank hop aroma with balance of earthy pine, citrus fruit notes and pale malt. Strong pine needle presence along with pineapple and lemon peel followed by biscuity malts and subtle alcohol.
Chewy body thats fuller than expected with a really nice balance of earthy, grassy hops, tropical/citrus fruit and pale malts. Dry and bitter up front with piny hops lingering over the sweeter notes. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel countered by a nice malt presence that provides balance without interfering with the hop flavors. Subtle hints of biscuit and graham cracker before finishing with some boozy heat. The alcohol flavor towards the end of the palate takes away from the hops a bit but overall this beer is pretty good.
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Dark copper in color with a thin tan ring of foam. Aroma of pine and sweet caramel malt. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter. Not sure of the age on this one, if it’s older and the hops are fading and bringing the sweetness to the forefront, or if it’s supposed to be like this. It’s good either way. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with moderate carbonation. Good DIPA, more dark, sweet, and malty than I would expect out of a California DIPA, but very good nonetheless.
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markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Thanks to Hophead22 for this one in trade. Cheers, Tim! Pours a pretty orange-amber with a white head. Nose is orange, tangerine, tangelo, kumquat, and all manner of orange colored citrus hops. Flavor is orange, tangerine, tangelo, and kumquat, loquat, and again, all manner of orange colored citrus. Finish lingers with tangerines. Excellent citrusy as hell DIPA. Love it!!!
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at home courtesy of cgarvieuk, thank you! Dark reddish orange pour. Huge resinous hop nose, hint of petrol, booze, massive grapefruit too. Yum. Slight bittersweet front, pronounced honey notes, mango also, pithy grapefruit hints but finish is hoppy, but more perfumed than mega-bitter. Maybe tired - hop flavours could be fresher. Still nice though.
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1.6fl oz bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Amber, with decent white head. Sweet, boozy aroma with mango and other tropical fruit. Strong alcohol flavour from the start. Sweet hoppy finish. Honey and caramel. Heather honey? Sweet, juicy fruit on the flavour as well. Huge boozy caramel malt DIPA end, as you’d expect 
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Bruery Provisions store and bar. There was some buzz about this beer, where it will be on tap and the like. I found it to be a bang on DIPA, Golden orange coloured body. Orange taste, the IBU certainly up there. Leaning on the bitterness, but still balanced. Middle bodied.
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy citrus hop aroma. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and soft alcohol bite at the finish. Standout brew.
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample thanks to Craig. Orange/amber with off white head. Resinous hop aroma with some alcohol. Taste is more fruity, mango and orange with some caramel malt. Bitter finish
CaraCurtis (116) - Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has to be one of my favorite dipas, maybe my favorite. The aroma is definitely one of a kind from what I have seen in this style. Slightly thick. Pour is brown and not cloudy. I love the palate. I think the beer is unique all around. The mouth fill is gorgeous. This beer comes down to being purely beautiful.