Bartzilla (551) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong. Hoppy and syrupy. Tasty and dank. I don’t get much peach or apricot. Just delicious hops and malts. This is a delicious palate destroyer. As it warms up, the malts become thicker, almost chewy. I like this beer a lot. I will buy it again. It’s a tankard.
CopterScott (158) - Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thick amber color with a two finger creamy head, aroma is pine and citrus hops. flavor is citrus hops and other fruit flavors with sweet malts.
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep hazy amber color, golden head. Biscuits nose, brown sugar, caramel malt, resin, dried fruit. Grapefruit taste, resin, caramel, brown sugar, hint of alcohol, moderate bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Arcadia (25) - DeLand, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 12oz bottle from ABC. Pours a beautiful golden brown with a frothy, robust, super long-lasting head with fantastic lacing. Aroma filled with piney hops and a slight touch of orange. Body is a deep, dark brown amber. Flavor is sweet and bitter, but not too much of either, with a similar finish. Medium body and a wonderfully creamy texture that sticks around after every sip. Acquire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Maverick34 (2354) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. It?s pretty much exactly like the Brewers description on the label. Formidable.
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavorful brew with pine, orange, malts and a wee bit of citrus in good proportions. Long pleasant bitterness that does not take over. No alcohol in taste, although undoubtedly strong.
mike67 (830) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with creamy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange marmalade, caramel and ripe fruit. Body is full, creamy and tangy. Caramel malt, citrusy hops, ripe fruit nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and bitter. Excellent brew.
radio_nowhere (906) - Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into snifter glass, cloudy golden-hued amber color with light tan head. Aroma of heavy fruity/grassy hops (citrus, peach, pine), dried fruits (apricots, figs), caramel malt and slightly herbal. Taste adds notes of bread, tropical fruity hops (grapefruit, pineapple, mango), resin, grain, brown sugar and light booze. Heavy body, moderate-low carbonation, sticky with sweet/citrus bitter finish. Very tasty complex heavy IIPA.
Darkmagus82 (1815) - - OCT 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-29-14-
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful hazed orange-amber color with an almost ruby tint and with a massive head of an off white color. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of hoppy aromas with a pine and grapefruit hop smell being the strongest. Tons of tropical fruit smells are there as well with a tangerine and mango base but with other fruit smells of melon, pineapple and a bit of berry in there as well. Along with these are some malty aromas of a slightly bready and doughy nature, mixing with the hop and sweet to produce quite a tasty smelling brew.
Taste – The taste begins with a more doughy flavor with a sweetness being mainly of a caramel nature there too. A moderately strong hop presence is there at the start as well, with it consisting mainly of a grapefruit flavor, but having some hints of pine mixed within. As the flavor advances the caramel sweetness begins to fade, but the brew actually gets a bit sweeter in nature due to, as the nose would of predicted, a tropical fruit flavor of tangerine, mango and papaya coming to the tongue. Along with the change of the sweet flavors of the brew, more hop flavors also come to the tongue. The grapefruit that was present upfront remains at the same strength, but the pine hop gains intensity and is furthermore joined by some grassy hop flavors. With the new fruit and hop flavors that come to the tongue and a little bit of an alcohol taste that comes at the very end of the taste, one is left with a rather pleasant and slightly warming fruity and well balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average to lower side. The slightly lower carbonation works quite well for coupling the sweeter fruit flavors to the blend of hops and doughy flavor with the medium body thickness playing a nice middle ground between the sweet and hop flavors of the brew.
Overall – This was a very enjoyable double IPA I must say. It had a nice balance between sweet fruitiness, hop, and breadiness/doughiness all while maintaining a rather smooth easy drinking style. Quite delicious.
jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle. Pours clear gold/orange with white, foamy head. Aroma is orange zest, faint peach, fresh grass. Lots of citrus in the taste with some good caramel malt chew to it. A solid DIPA.