_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received as extra in trade. Thank you heatwaves! Pours clear deep amber with a rather big frothy and bubbly reddish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of spotty and sticky lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is slightly malty, slightly fruity and tiny earthy with dark bread, grapefruit juice, pine needles, freshly cut grass, moist soil, resinous wood, alcohol, biscuits, mango, overripe pineapple, star fruit, brown sugar sweetened black currant tea and caramel. Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity, herbal, earthy and malty with caramel, biscuits, grapefruit juice, oily pine cones, freshly cut grass, resinous wood, grapefruit juice, orange zest, lemon zest, alcohol, pineapple, mango, peach skins, brown sugar,black currant tea and hints of caramelized apples. Mouthfeel is round, slightly sticky sweet, slightly boozy, slightly oily bitter, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and fruity with caramel, biscuits, grapefruit rinds, orange zest, moist grass, pine needles, resinous wood, mango, star fruit, alcohol, sweetened black currant tea and alcohol. Too sweet for me but fresh and quite good...
rlgk (17116) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Nick (Heatwaves). Clear deep golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, herbal, citrus, grapefruit, floral, caramel, some pine and passion fruit. Hoppy fruity flavor, grassy, hay, grapes, cream, raisins, pine needles, citrus, some grapefruit. Hoppy herbal finish, grassy, caramel, hay, floral, some pine needles.
kaser (5312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft pour at American ales in Santa Barbara. Orange with fluffy white head. Cotton candy and cherry jolly rancher taste. Candy. Huge beer but delicious. Smells like a pine tree met a grapefruit. Had this brewers pale ale earlier and hated it. This totally redeemed them
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at a function at 50/50,slaters the citrus hops and well balanced malt on a sunny day was great.peffect with a big burger. Only a five oz sample. But a greatness of hop realness.
jackl (6779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The WWGT2D? Tasting. Thanks, GRG! The pour’s really deep cherry amber with a tight white head. Pretty sweet, ballsy nose. Melon and strawberry. Fruit by the foot. Grass and tropical undergrowth. The taste is hugely sweet. Ribbon candy, caramel. Red berries. Quite sugary and bitter on the finish. Full body, big. Overall, outsized in every way.
Bule (1714) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beercraft. Pours an amber color without much head. Broad hop flavors with a hint of citrus. Mild overall.
Damnation (6) - Rohnert Park, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Beercraft (rp). Appearance was different than most DIPA’s, Dark Amber color. Taste was fruity/citrusy with a bitter finish. Could definitely throw a few of these back. Really smooth.
Iphonephan (5787) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Slater’s 50/50 in Pasadena. Pours a clear dark amber with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Woody flavors with orange notes. Very bitter finish.
umich03jm (3374) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Jason for sharing. Pours a clear amber color with a small foamy head that sits and lingers nicely. Nice musty hop aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, apples, pine, grass and caramel. Taste is actually more sweet than bitter. Musty grass, tropical fruit, caramel apple, pine. Nice spicy hop kick in the finish. Great oily mouthfeel. Awesome stuff.
Pailhead (6322) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jason
Bottle: The aroma consists big tropical fruits, citrus, pineapple, mango, and citrus. It pours a transparent amber with a two finger white head. There’s a decent amount of thin webbing left on the sides of glass. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits, pineapple, mango and sweet citrus. The finish has citrus hops, light grapefruit, and a touch of alcohol. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel.