trujahwarrior (478) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into my ipa glass. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a thick fluffy off white head that stays the whole time. Leaves great lacing as well. Smells of pine, apricot, peach, citrus and caramel. Tastes of the same things that are in the smell with a slight hop bite in the back end. Mouthfeel is slick and creamy with good carbonation and a dry finish. One of the more unique tasting ipas around. Very smooth, you can’t taste the higher abv like you can in some double ipas. Another masterpiece in the smokestack series.
joeworrall (73) - USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
interesting hops flavor - more mild apricot than any other IPA I can recall tasting. Nicely balanced with just the right caramel malts for a very easy to drink, slightly sweet taste and just a hint of bitterness on the backside. This is an IPA that anyone would enjoy, beer snob or otherwise... Definitely worth trying, and if you are in Kansas City, MO I think it would be worth a trip to see where it is made.
PlantCityJax (16) - Plant City, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, hoppy (but not overdone) IPA. Bottle poured a nice frothy head that lingered.
Archeron_Banks (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean and smooth on the palate but lacking in distinctive character. Perfectly drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Vighals (763) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gylden brun med lavt hvitt skum. Brendt karamell og blomsterplanter. Bitter og søt smak. Medium lang bitter ettersmak
Cunningham (4012) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy dark golden color with a fine off white head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Hoppy, mild fruity and a bit sweet malty.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a nice bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Hoppy, fruity and a bit dominant malty.
Overall impression: My experience was destroyed by a very perfumed lady beside me. Really bad perfume as well.
Personal stats: Bottle at Havnelageret Ølfestival in Fredrikstad, Norway
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great double IPA that is really smooth and not overly bitter even at 8.5%. Has all the common IPA characteristics.
Hophaze (166) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with nice head and lacing. Aroma of peach and citrus. Mouthfeel is slightly prickly. Taste is citrus, floral, hint of pine and finish of caramel malt. Solid DIPA
EcnarM (56) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hopped up beer that delivers exactly what it promises. The variety of hops used in the brew process rear their heads at the appropriate time in the drinking experience.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid beer courtesy Secret Santa. Thanks man! Aroma was good. Apricot and peach are the main smells. I’ve been out of the brewing game for a while so I’m guessing this a Magnum hop thing. Pour was a beautiful hazy dark burnt orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was nice. Not a real fan of the tropical fruit/melon flavors in IPAs these days, but this is still a solid beer. The apricot and peach are more pronounced with honeydew and cantaloupe mingling in. Not much bitterness, but nice strong carbonation.