kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks, Andy! Pours a bright golden-orange color with a slight haze to it; mixed-bubbled, creamy, white head with solid retention and web-like lacing; attractive pour. Lots of pungent, juicy citrus notes in the aroma, but this seems a little tight overall, with a focus on grapefruit; light amounts of alcohol, a touch of candy sugar, a light apple note / fruitiness. Medium-full body; relaxed carbonation; well-integrated ethanol with a positive vinous note; minimal warmth, and not really showing any obvious astringency; the light carbonation sits a little heavy on the palate; following the nose, lots of vibrant, pungent citrus and mildly earthy / woody hop character; lightly resiny, juicy; thereís a strong viscosity here, showing honeyed maltiness, sticky sugars, and even a cedar-like sharpness, as well as an alcohol and crystal malty presence that both tend to build as time goes on; solid, but nothing special here; a solid, citrusy, basic double IPA. Long-lasting finish of citrus, earthy hop bitterness, and a lightly toasty maltiness that leaves things slightly dry.
kramer (5511) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a nice frothy off-white head that left lots of lacing. For as many IBUís as this has, the nose is more malt driven than hoppy, though there is some resiny notes. The flavor is bitter as hell though, tons of bitter resiny hops, with a hefty caramel malt base. Some light alcohol on the finish. Full bodied and a little sticky with moderate fizzy carbonation. Decent IIPA, but not especially subtle.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, dated 5/2010, as a sweet extra courtesy of skyview. thanks, bob! pours a hazy, yellow-orange with a creamy, off-white head. aroma is great with big, still fresh, citrus hop notes of pink grapefruit and orange with notes of sweet, canned pineapple, pine sap, lots of toffee, and a bit of dank grass. flavor is very tasty as well, a bit on the sweeter side, with heavy pine resins, orange citrus, vanilla, and caramel with just a hint of earth, leaves, and toasted malts on the back end. palate is medium bodied with solid carbonation and a lingering, bitter finish. overall, a very nice dipa. would love to try this one at the peak of freshness.
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle purchased at Discount Liquors. Pours a clear bright orange with a thick off-white head that leaves a heavy lace after sticking around for quite a while. Nose is citrus hops with a solid caramel malt backbone, and just a hint of yeast. The flavor is dominated by the hops, but the malt backbone is strong. The hops are mostly bitter, but there is some resin and citrus as well. The body is full with a sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a long bitter and orange peel finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle picked up at Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my drive back from Minneapolis. Pours a clear, pretty red-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, egg-shell white colored head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is solid. Fresh, fruity pines with some citrus and tropical fruits right away along with a pleasant caramel backing. The malts provide a nice, moderate sweetness allowing the hops to shine. The hops are distinct and jump out, but donít overpower, which I like. Some resins, pears, and peaches as well. Flavor is pretty nice as well. A well balanced, medium sweet caramel maltiness throughout that allows the hops to shine and grow slightly into the finish. Resiny pines with lots of citrusy grapefruits and lemons. Less of a tropical fruit, pear, and peach than the aroma. The resins grow into the finish where the hops give off a slight woody, earthy pepper along with all the pines. Pretty bitter and dry with just enough of a malt presence to balance the finish. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and carbonation. Overall, a very nice DIPA. Well balanced throughout and easy drinking. Wraps up nicely in the finish too. Very enjoyable.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy copper color with a foamy white head. Very dry and piney with a hint of citrus. As expected there are plenty of hops to go around. A nice representation of the american I.P.A style.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very hazy lemon amber with frothy white head. Aroma is very hoppy, notes of grapefruit and spruce. Flavor is a mix of grapefruit and bread with medium carbonation.
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours yellow orange with a light white head. Aroma is very citrus dominated with hints of peach and lemon. Some caramel malts but very muted. Very much a hop bomb with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Will easily wreck your palate but excellent in moderation.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed peach with a medium tan head that quickly dissipates leaving some splotchy lacing behind. Aroma of honey, apricot, bread and a verifiable plethora of hops with citrus and piney/woodsy/resinous faire. Taste is strongly hopped with citrus and resinous hops along with some crystal malt, but not enough to completely balance it out. Finishes up hop strong and bitter. Perhaps a bit too aggressive and abrasive but Iíd rather error on the hop side and go along for the hoppy ride.
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home from Kimber - Thanks!!! Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Smells of hops with a hint of resin. Tastes sweet and bitter with a fresh hopsprofile. Also has a sweet backbone of mildl caramel and tiny hints of spruce. Soft carbonation. Medium bodied. Bitter finish with more spruce. Nice!