zizzybalubba (1753) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of tangerine, wet grass, and pine needles. Good bitter hop flavor of citrus and pine with caramel malts to balance. Finish in somewhat bitter but this is certainly more balanced than most American DIPAs. Really nice.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a fairly translucent, golden yellow-colored body with an orange glow and a lovely white head. The aroma is sweet, hoppy, lightly alcoholic, a little piney, and spicy. It has an aroma of a light-bodied imperial IPA. The flavor is different, a little grainy, with something distinctive that you feel in your breath as you exhale. Itís a little musky, really. Itís very good. Iíd love to know what the special ingredient is in this. Itís a very familiar flavor that I canít place. Whatever it is, itís a very good addition to the beer. Wow, this is good. Thin and light, itís not overly bitter for an imperial IPA, and thereís just enough alcohol to make this enjoyable and not weak. Itís a very well-balanced beer in all respects. Itís almost rye-ish, but not. I donít know how to explain it. In the throat itís very easy going down and comforting in the throat, not harsh, neither in respect to alcohol or hops. Itís just insanely easy - too easy, even - yet it holds its own. It still has a slight hop finish as it goes down your throat, but itís very clean. Itís one of those beers that makes you want to keep drinking it. Even the finish, after itís all gone down, gives you slight hint of what was there. Iím very impressed with this.
Ed5388 (3001) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at Crossroads Spirits. Poured a dark golden orange color with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma of alcohol, loads of caramel malt, and old citrus fruit. Taste is the same. Very malty, with light citrus bitterness, and some alcohol burn in the finish.
conway (2210) - - MAR 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear dark gold with a big white head. Aroma is tea like hops and some corn/wheat like malt. Taste is tropical fruit and a big alcohol burn. Thick sticky palate and strong carbonation. Not my favorite.
kayres (762) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear orange with a medium off white head. Big green hoppy nose. Well balanced citrussy malty flavor
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dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty delightful brew. I enjoy the bright fruity notes. Loads of citrus from the hops. Plenty of sweetness from malts.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear deep golden light copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is mild citrus, apricot, with a lager-like character. Flavor loses a lot of the hops and has a strange lager tinge to it. Light to medium in body with a lingering funk. Not sure how I feel about this one. Drinkable, but not my favorite.
jsmerig (1456) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden amber with a light tan head with good lacing. Aroma is citrusy lemon mixed with bread. Taste is malt sweet with an herbal lemon note mid palette.
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scarletfire65 (1293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is mostly citrus hops. Flavors of apricot, peach, pine, orange creamsicle, Well rounded finish. Bitter but fruity and zero astringency. Super fresh, clear, and focused. Dangerously high drinkability for 9%. A superb DIPA.
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange-gold with a thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity with pine and caramel. Taste is more of the same with nice hop/malt balance. Smooth finish, quite light on the bitterness.