mikesaum (630) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear gold orange with 2 finger white head. Aroma is faint, not picking up much at all, a bit creamy, light grapefruit. Taste is muchmore hoppy thhan the aroma, really long lingering bitterness,a bit harsh, dryy finish. Not bad not great.
superspak (3331) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/28/2014. Pours crystal clear bright orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of citrus hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of juicy hop flavors and moderate malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Good complexity of juicy hop flavors and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
RSeltzer (12) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at The Tap in Bloomington Ind. Gorgeous deep amber color with next to no head and minimal lacing. Grapefruit nose with a tad of high abv sweetness. Punch of bitter up front that lingers with malt and ends like an IPA should. This is an American beer.
joshmcg000 (370) - Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours slightly hazy gold with a extremely active carbonation and big white head. Aroma is heavy bubblegum type strange yeast, with lots of malt to, a bit to intense in the wrong way. Syrupy unpleasant texture with sweet citrus hops. Its just got a very oily texture, and the hop flavors don’t work well with the malts. Very dry also. Honestly its kind of a high ABV train wreck and I’m not a fan. I think the yeast doesn’t work well with the malts and hops either. Pretty hard to drink, and the bubblegum type flavor I’m getting from the yeast just permeates it and makes it way to rich, don’t know how else to describe it. Upon finishing the beer I had to lower the score because I just couldn’t do it. I had to dump it, the heavy yeast flavor was making me nauseous. I really don’t see the appeal here.
rumproasts (4014) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber with small head. sweet but also very bitter. seems like it’s trying a bit too hard to be something.
HoppyScallywag (108) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
To sweet for an IPA. Actually the grape taste reminded me too much of southern comfort........of which I am not a fan
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Patrik (390) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Satan i gatan här finns allt!!. Fyllig frisk lagom beska lagom maltsötma som balanserar å tydliga ladugårdstoner . Så här ska en RIKTIGT bra Dipa smaka. Jippi .
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 Pours dark copper with 1 and 1/2 inch off-white head. Loads of lacing. Aroma is mostly yeast. Little bit of hops and malt. Not a typical IIPA aroma. Flavor is also very yeasty but the resiny hop flavor is also well pronounced. Complex flavor with dark fruit, spices, and caramel, Heavy body which is a big plus for this beer. Chewy mouthfeel. Boozy on the finish. Astringency in the aftertaste. Very good beer, however, I think it would be better suited in the american strong ale category due to the lack of hop aroma and bitterness associated with IIPAs. Great beer, just mis-categorized.
fidelis83 (2168) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper pour with a 2 finger creamy beige ehad that has great retention. Aroma is caramel, light cereal, bread, citrus, sloppy booze and berry and tree fruit esters. Flavor is burnt orange and sweet citrus salad up front, sweet grass and hot, boozy vodka, carrots and cabbage, weird mineral notes, heavy doughy, raw yeast and a little hot, oily clove spice to the finish. Medium body, oily to slightly syrupy feel throughout and too heavily carbonated. Weird, overly hot and kinda unpleasant. It’s fruity and a little candy-like, but not very pleasant.
jmohno (1238) - Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a very good impression straight off the bat. Color is fine, its a nice peachy gold,slightly hazy. Light froth,lace. Aroma is not great, some fruit with stale yeast,planty medicinal. A little off. A little yeasty, like a hefe. bready/bannany even. Same in taste has an old yeasty taste behind an ok imperial ipa. Has some alcohol/booze on the end.Grassy piney bitter. This is a reason I don’t like double ipas this abv too often, when they are like this. Very generic double ipa. ON top of old tastes. Yeah, this kinda sucks for a double, not a great experience. I had this same experience with some ot their others. Enjoy by date is 5 months away today, tastes old as shit now.