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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djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. Floral hop, hemp, pine aroma. Medium mouthfeel with sweet hop, resin, light bitter finish. Very good.
GriffDaddy (64) - - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber pour with a tan, lasting head. Beautiful piney aroma that nicely complimented the taste. Lots of hoppy pine with a hard sweet/cotton candy like balance. Lots of hop lots of sweet but very balanced. Not particularly dynamic, narrow but well done and enjoyable. High alcohol was nicely hidden. Would I drink again? yes. Would I order again? yes.
bcabaday (3) - - JUL 21, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle, not sure of the bottle date. Poured amber with a slight reddish head, great color and head retention. Aroma wasn’t prevalent, but I have a harder time with that and I’m a little stuffed up, I did get a lot of booze/alcohol in pouring and on the nose. Not as much hop as I would have liked and definitely sweet. Defiantly left a hot taste in my mouth after the sweet subsided. A lot of caramel, a little hot but overall a good beer. I’m not a big fan of imperials but I did enjoy this beer
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lots of citrus an lemon with a pithy taste. Overall a decent DIPA but lacks a mot of character
sitzds (288) - - MAY 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into shaker pint. Orange amber body with two finger plus head that lasts. Lots of sticky lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is of orange peel, pine resin, sweet malts, and citrus juice. Taste is bitter citrus peel and pine balanced with sweet candied grapefruit and a caramel malt ribbon. Medium-full body, sticky, resinous texture, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.
_angst_ (2685) - 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 (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (2604) - 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 (124) - 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 (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.