Dogbrick (9096) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the tap room. Clear orange-bronze color with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Full-bodied and somewhat syrupy with flavors of resiny hops, tropical fruit and grainy malt. The finish is resiny and yes dank hops and grainy malt. Above average overall.
joeneugs (3816) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Cellarmaker. It pours yellow with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the tropical fruit with lots of mango and a little grapefruit. The flavor is floral with some hop spice, dank and citrus. Super dry with no caramel sweetness, just a touch of honey. Very dry and hoppy. How they got this so light with an ABV this high is beyond me. Alcohol is not felt on the palate. Very tasty. Kudos.
ACHops (895) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Cellarmaker. Pours lightly hazy pale orange golden with very thin white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and lightly citrusy and earthy hops on the back. Taste is similar - big syrupy caramel malt, then those dank bitter hops on the back. Fresh notes of citrus and pine dominate; and dank earthy flavors throughout. Nice malt and hops but seems more like a DIPA in that regard.
thegreek314 (8) - - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The appearance is this beautiful orange. The smell makes this drink. Strong, robust piney & grapefruit aroma. What let?s it down a little is the taste. For a triple, I was expecting a lot more hoppiness but it was lacking a bit. You do get a nice citrusy & flowery taste but it isn?t as pronounce. However it does have a nice mouth feel for such a strong beer. The finish is citrus & really not as complex or in depth as other IPAs.
Pliny_SR (35) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Ale Arsenal on 1/9/15. Pours a yellow to amber color with 1 finger of head. Slight lacing. Aroma of pine, resin, citrus, and tropical fruits. Taste is quite dank with plenty of resinous goodness, but also nice balance with notes of citrus and tropical fruits with some malty character and alcohol present. Well balanced and not too boozy for a triple IPA. Solid and very drinkable.
Ataraxia (410) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden color, transparent, frothy white head. Floral, some citrus and grapefruit, hay, sticky malts, and pine. Very bitter with a bit of syrupy sweetness barely peeking through. Oily, a bit spicy in the carbonation, and more than medium bodied. Fairly boozy and resinous in the finish
popery (1574) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, this is awesome. It pours bright yellowish, amberish orange color. Fairly pale for a DIPA of this strength. Quite cloudy. Medium-small white head. Quite good retention/lacing, which is a bit surprising since this is a big beer poured from a growler. The aroma is simply wonderful. It smells like a tropical fruit salad. Huge, juicy, sweet hoppiness. Very big on pineapple juice, sweet citrus, candied lemon rinds, tangerines, mango, papaya, grapes, strawberry jam, sweet pine. Itís just bursting with hops. Little malt character, just some simple pale malt, I guess. Fairly dank, though Iíd call it more tropical than dank. No booziness, which is an all too common affliction among >10% abv DIPAs. Taste is similarly great, maybe even better. Itís like a mouthful of candied tropical fruit hops. Bitterness is light. Fairly sweet, but itís all hop flavor. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Normally, Iíd want a bit more of a bite in the finish to clean things up, but this beer is so rich with hop flavor that itís not necessary. Mild alcohol - considering itís >10% abv, itís impressively subdued. Mouthfeel is light but oily with hop flavor. Ridiculously easy to drink for a beer of this strength. Iím having to force myself to go slowly through the liter. This is the best new DIPA that Iíve had in a long time.
tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cellarmaker, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of fresh piney hops, resin, citrus, floral notes, grass and caramely malts. Taste is massively hoppy and chewy with loads of grass, citrus, floral notes, juicy fruitness and caramely malts. Finish is a bit stuffy with loads of hops, caramel, stingy bitterness and sweetness. Feels a bit unbalanced, but still quite tasty.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boozy, fresh, dank hops. Smells awesome: love that hoppy punch in the face. Boozy on the palate, hops at center stage, so much malt. Tasty. Honestly could turn into a nice barleywine after a few months. Thanks Brian!
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth. Creamy. Acidic? Pleasantly. I highly enjoyed this. Pine, dank and citrus and it is nice. I canít tell it is very strong. Very clean and intended. Another good, hop-focused beer from these guys.