bellco33 (481) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into pint glass from bottle: pours golden with a one finger white head. Arima of citrus, pine, earthy, grapes. Taste us pine followed by tropical fruit and bitter hoppyness. Medium body, a bit astringent, pretty tasty!
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice golden color with a finger of sticky foam. The nose is round hops, citrus, grass, heavy sticky malt presence and a bit of dank earth. The palate follows the nose and has some decent citrus undertones but the mouthfeel is like jello and there is a heavy stale grass presence that is underwhelming and gets worse as the flavors linger.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/I/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ JorisPPattyn’s place - probably 2010 or 2011 vintage (2014-30) Thanks to Joris for sharing the bottle!
Little hazy blond beer, irregular off-white head, little stable, pretty adhesive. Aroma: some honey, sweet, bit floral, dried peaches, sugary, little spicy. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, bit sugary, honey, citrus, some sweet exotic fruits, pineapple, passion fruit, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: honey, pretty sweet, very fruity, lots of citrus, grapefruit, soft bitterness. Very nice! Never had a double IPA of this age that held up so well!
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells sweet, of citrus. Taste is same, with medium hoppyness and a thin mouthfeel. Great fuity DIPA.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On 06/18/2011. Slightly hazy golden body with a small creamy white head. Sweet floral and resiny hop aroma. Sweet resiny and floral hop flavor with some caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonatikon.
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Bottle. Sampling session at Lefty’s. Nice mix of pine and citrus, and some stinky fruitiness. Light grapefruit and some sweet peach / mid balances very well / finish is tasty and full of gentle bitterness. Medium body. Bit of a hop bomb at first, but goes milder quickly with a lovely range of fruit.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3058) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting at KyotoLefty’s place. A straw gold with a filmy head, powerful aroma of citrus with a touch of pine. A medium to full body with an ascerbic, bitter, hoppy... kind of stinky tropical fruits, citrus & pine. A solid IPA, not so complex but good & not too boozy.
KyotoLefty (7556) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Peaches, orange, lightly tropical, a bit of pine. Crackery malt. Sny gold, hazy, light lacy head. Sweet, biscuity, lots of rich fruit, apricot, mango, orange, some mango stink. Nice balance, very drinkable, great fruit. Lovely. Silky.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 16 oz Bottle. The beer pours golden with a medium white head. The aroma is very strong with floral & citrus notes to it. The taste has a mild body to it with a medium bitter finish. Overall a very good DIPA.
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes A Lot of Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Floral, Piney, Mild Malts
T: Piney, Resin, Mild Grapefruit
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Dry
Overall, this would be a great IPA but they list it as a DIPA and it kind of lacks from that aspect. Good but not great.