Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, shared with a green eyed lady. Perfumey, citric, toasty malt nose. Light honey orange amber hue. Pale malt presence, sweet enough to balance the bitterness...Alcohol is pretty much well hidden, would never have said 10 hey...Medium-full body, although seeming thin at some points. Grapefruit, conifer resin, herbal hops, through a long lingering finish. Something is lacking in this beer, i just canít put my finger on it...It was strong enough, though, to get me to make an ass of myself in front my my friends...at least after it was followed by several irish car bmbs. take off yer skirt...
CpyNPrnT (49) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, a very good DIPA. Clean, not overly bitter, with enough alcohol to combat the sweetness.
574deadzone (570) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazed golden orange with a thinner off-white head that, when swirled vigorously, produces about a finger or so of creamy head and leaves some tiny spotted lacing. Nose involves quite a bit of citrus and tropical fruit, earth, herbal, pine, honey, biscuits. Pretty sweet, but also quite bitter. Medium bodied, fair action, bright, with a lengthy bitter finish. Pretty tasty, lots of good things here. Wish I would have grabbed one back a few months ago when it was very fresh, but itís still drinking very well right now.
krumbum (79) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My rate is definitely skewed on this as it was a nitro pour so it added a lightness and fuller mouth-feel. That being said it was god damn creamy fabulousness. Hoppy and dry cascading bubbles let the flavor resonate perfectly. MMMMMMMMM.
fr5ed (41) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light amber/honey color. Dense head, good lacing. Malty pine, grapefruit aroma. Up front grapefruit flavor with pine and medium or more mouthfeel. Pretty good - would get again.
mnmike (701) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong entry into the DIPA field. Amarillo hops are the best around and this one is a good way to show them off.
Fritz123 (286) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sybarite Pig. Tulip. Golden amber pour with thick white head. Modest lacing. Aroma of bread, flowers, citrus and pine resin. Taste is floral notes, light citrus, pine, resin and buttering hops on the finish. Very smooth and well balanced with the malts. I really liked this double IPA. I was surprised at the lower ratings.
DiarmaidBHK (2397) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Smiling chameleon. Pours orange with an inch of white foam. A bit of grapefruit on the nose. Big hop bitterness at first but it caspars quickly to the point that the biggest thing you notice is the malt on the finish. It does hide its alcohol fairly well but itís not my favorite example of the style.
jkwood04 (2412) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a lager glass. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops plus some pale and light caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Nothing really sticks out about this one.
charule (301) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Houghs Pgh. NITRO. Poured gold with creamy white head. Very piney with a citrus aromas. Smooth from the nitro with slight sweet bitter taste. Too much resin for me. Nitro helped.
Sathorael (83) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of pine, grapefruit and alcohol. Taste is much of the same with a bit of an overwhelming spirit taste thatís unusual for this abv range. Over all, a bit underwhelming but not abhorrent.