joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Berkeley Bowl. It pours a pretty rich orange/gold color with a creamy off white head. The aroma jumps out with a lot of Cascade character. Florals, grapefruit, orange, a little pine and hints of caramel. The flavor is potent with floral and fruity hops that move into more of a piney bitterness. Caramel is fairly apparent, but subdued enough to not be a major distraction. Alcohol is pretty strong as is the bitterness in the finish. Florals and orange are the major hop flavors here and it strikes me as kind of over simplified. Not bad. Maybe a touch estery, which isn’t so nice. Decent, but a bit over rated IMO.
BMA (200) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color. Big head that disappears. Fruity aroma with a sharp edge. Fruity taste. Some sweetness.
Gaultier (447) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Nedre Mölla 26/8-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, pine needles, caramel. Taste: Hoppy, grapefruit, pine needles, sweetness, caramel. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter with notes of grapefruit, pine needles and caramel.
AirForceHops (3427) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle without any bottling code. Purchased at Julio’s. Orange / amber color with soapy lacing. Aroma is mostly pine with light notes of floral and grapefruit type hops.
The flavor is herbal pine, caramel malt, very weak traces of citrus. The texture is on the chewy, bready character with a solid pine bitterness. No ABV noticeable and has a lengthy bitter bite. Pretty classic West Coast DIPA. For not knowing the age of the bottle, this is solid.
hman43 (381) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a bit cloudy and orange in color. It has a white head which does produce lacing. It has a potent citrus, floral, and spruce aromas. It has a floral taste with caramel and citrus flavors. It has a pleasant bitter bite on the palate.
7stern (410) - Bromma, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with thick head. Fruity and spicy aroma. Very bitter, some fruit hiding behind.
klas (297) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (30 Sek). Aroma and taste of American hops. Very bitter and powerful DIPA. Very good!
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Birreria Paradiso. Bright golden color, thick white head. Massive hops aroma and massive bitterness, too much for my taste. Unbalanced.
Homer321 (2039) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to joenugs. nose is full of citrus and melon. perfectly clear light orange with a small white head. some light vanilla. taste is slightly sweet, with some orange zest flavor. then a firm bitterness that kicks in. dry finish. pretty nice.
TheBear11D (272) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Idiot IPA pours a cloudy tangerine orange with a thick foamy off-white head that lasted a while. The aroma is floral, citrus, orange and pine. The flavor is orange, citrus, floral and pine. Overall this is a nice beer. It is nice and hoppy.