badpuppy69 (320) - 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 (3443) - 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 didn’t 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 (6322) - Zaandam, 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 Bootlegger’s. 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 (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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 can’t help it. This review just underscores the incredible nature of Hill Farmstead’s hop work (sorry, Bootleggers).
PhillyCraft (5609) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 Bottle in Californee. Poured a copper color with creamy medium head. Decent lacing. Aromas of strong pine, mango, kiwi, lemons, and rye. Taste was a hop explosion of citrus notes and tang. Other smaller notes of caramel sundae, and resin. Very sticky and awesome IPA.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice flowery citrus smell that pours deep copper with a creamy head. Balanced hop and alcohol through the entire palate moving to a lingering finish that just hangs there. Worth the hype to pick it up.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap. A nice sweet malty IPA with citrus, mango and some pine flavors. Not much bitterness here, just strong citrus and floral hops.