reggiedunlop (3417) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear bright light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma has light caramel atop wonderful melon and tropical fruits. Flavor follows suit...a bit sweet on the caramel but saved by melon notes...hides the 10% fabulously! Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and earthy/bitter.
DrSilverworm (8363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a 22oz bottle, shared by someone at the end of Cam’s BCBS tasting. Clear orange - red color. Thin off-white head. Little lace. Lighter, softer carbonation. More dry. Tropical fruity hop, little caramel. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Some grapefruit. Solid DIPA.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottles poured an amber brown, similar color to nugget nectar actually.
Not sure if this was less fresh than some of the better review but i found it to be medicore at best. sweetness & malt over powered the hops IMO. would give this one another shot, but would look to try it a couple weeks after bottling
anders37 (19148) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @the brewery. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.
knickskicks (888) - - MAR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange, creamy two-finger off-white head with light orange tint to it. Nose is tropical fruits and then this light vegetable/Chinese food smell that isn’t necessarily off-putting, then some more vegetation. Taste is big juicy tropical fruits, light vegetable, toffee. Juicy finish that leaves a dry lasting bitterness. A little boozy but it doesn’t negate that much from the overall quality.
7121548 (1) - - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The aroma is an aldehydic fruity floral. Heady base notes of honeysuckle and heliotrope intertwined with syrupy mid notes of overripe stone fruits. The top note is a bail of hay with an ephemeral hoppiness.
The color is exactly that of a urine sample belonging to a person afflicted with a bladder infection--a slightly hazy amber with fiery flecks of red strewn throughout. The thick, frothy head is reminiscent of the discharge experienced after contracting chlamydia. Looks better than it tastes.
For a DIPA, the hop flavor was disappointingly one dimensional and left much to be desired. Rotting pluots and stale potpourri dominate. Metallic aftertaste can only be likened to sipping from a cup full of 1965 pennies belonging to a transitory skid row resident.
Agressive suds envelope the tongue upon initial contact. Overly sharp ethanol burns as the bubbles burst traveling through the throat and esophagus.
Exorbitant price of $7.50 for a pint served in a mason jar at the brewery. Supremely overpriced for such a deficient beer.
skmikeg (1279) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours a deep copper orange with a one finger off white head which fades to decent lacing. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit, sweet malts, caramel, and some rye. Taste is of pine, citrus, sweet malts, caramel, rye, some tropical fruits, and maybe toffee. Has a medium-full body with a slightly creamy, and a slightly dry, slightly boozy, moderately bitter, yet still sweet, medium long finish. Overall, a pretty nice DIPA that is a tad too malty and boozy for my taste.
mrtripod (27) - USA - MAR 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Pours dark copper. Not much of an aroma. Malty but lacking in hop flavor. Average at best and definitely not worth the hefty price tag. Much better choices for hopheads at half the price.
hopheadj (7) - upland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my number two beer according to my pallete its everything u need in a beer if I had a beer air freshner that would be my flavor knuckle sandwich. Tell me where u can find a 10% beer that tastes as smooth as knuckle sandwich yah cant
cfrancis (2691) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to BLG for this one. Pours a dark copper with a small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and earthy hop character. Taste is sticky, resinous sweetness from the malt and a sharp bitterness from the earthy and pine hops. It’s almost too sweet. I’d like to see more of the hops come through.