jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-12-03. Crisp dark orange amber body with a small beige head that fades. 3+ Lovely citrusy hops on first sips persist throughout, gaining a good amount of alcohol as well, not burning but noticeable. Sweet undercurrents, sweet orange notes. 7+ Aroma is a bit muted at first, the beer is a bit col, modest sweet citrus and light alcohol. Sweet orange, very mild orange seeds. Tropical fruit touches as it warms up. 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate is lightly carbonated. 3+ Pretty nice double IPA, nice citrus. Tap at Coles, Buffalo
Maverick34 (2217) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught a long time ago. Nice hoppy notes, well camouíd alco, very good overall.
rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Very good on tap. Pours hazy golden colour and holds a foamy white head. Good strong aroma of pine and floral hops. Tastes a little sweet and not much bitter, a very smooth drink that hides the 9% alcohol content very well.
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date: Draft at Brookyln Brewery, 10/22/11.
Appearance:Pours a copper orange.
Aroma: Aroma is of cirtus and hop.
Taste: Nice amount of hop bitterness.
Palate: Finish lingers on the tongue.
Summary: One of my favorite brooklyn brewery beers Iíve had, nice selection of hops.
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Rattle with Andrew and Dubra. Pours an amber body with no head, some minor lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus and pine, a nice balance between the two top hop noses - neither one over dominated by the other. Mouthfeel is average, with similar notes of pine and citrus hops in the flavor. This is a really solid IIPA, nothing incredible, but a great beer nonetheless.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden color with a thin full head. Neither the hops nor citrus particularly stand out, a well balanced offering.
bmerz (701) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 1st time I had this at the brewery ~2 years ago I would have given it a higher score probably. This last tasting from this summer on draft at Bruekelen Bier Merchents down the street from he brewery wasnít quite as overwhelmingly awesome...though it was still damn good. Maybe it is just experience but I donít think so. Anyway,
Huge floral and tropical (orange and mango) hop dimensions as well as pine resin and grapefruit. Medium body which is very sweet and plenty bitter with the later character of the nose. Astringent finish.
biggsbowler (262) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Vine and Barley, Color is a amber hue with decent head retention. Im not getting a lot in the nose. There are some hop notes but not a lot. Taste is nice with a good amount grapefruit. I didnít think this beer was still being brewed so I wonder how old it is because the hop profile seemed lighter than than when I had it a year ago.
Slipstream (2012) - USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 On tap at Good Beer. Piney aroma. This is an astringent, resiny IPA, but it feels a bit thin. Pretty dry and woody, with a nice autumnal feel, making it appropriate for the beginning of autumn. A little orange peel and some sharp hops. It is hard to believe the ABV is over 8. This seems like a regular good IPA to me. If this is Mr. Oliverís killer IPA, then Iím still not a convert.
jmm635 (855) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured golden with a quickly dissipating thin head. Aroma was pine needles and sweet malt. Flavor was too malty for my taste for an IPA. I just really donít see all the fuse over Brooklyn brewery. Pretty below average in my opinion.