tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle in San Diego, although I’ve had it on tap (better!) even at the brewery. Pours a perfect orange, very clear for DIPA, with a rocky off-white head that sticks around and laces the glass nicely. Aroma is fearsome with cloyingly sweet caramel malt but accompanied with lots of citrus and some resinous hops. A taste puts my "overly sweet" concerns at ease with its bold bitterness, solid biscuit-and-toast malt backbone, and good carbonation to offset the sweet crystal malt. Citrus hops abound with some pine resin floating through the flavors as well. Again, the carbonation really helps to save the day by accentuating the sharper bittering hops. The body is full and indicative of its 8.5% ABV; there is some alcoholic warmth although it doesn’t get in the way. All in all, this is a fine DIPA and worthy of repeating many times ... just not sequentially in the same evening!
kathouse (1626) - Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden amber with thick white lacings. Orange, grapefruit, and melon on the nose. Some sweet caramel is quickly replaced by citrus and resin. Bitterness kicks in and the beer finishes clean and dry. Nice.
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a orange color with an extreme hop flavor. Nice aroma of pine trees. Good beer. Hoppy!!!!!
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Moriartys. Amber pour with a foamy lacey white head. Slight funk to the hops. Gentle rum sugarness. Mostly bitter citrus notes. Bigger alcohol taste than expected. Feels a bit watery yet has a creamy finish. Not bad, per se, but, upon reflection, I simply was not a fan of the taste. Chose not to finish it. Might feel differently if I have it again.
jbruner (3987) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden amber on tap with a frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma of hops, sweet malts and caramel. Taste is similar, with creamy mouthfeel and good balance for the amount of hops and alcohol. Very nice.
thornecb (5497) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Hot, earthy treacle aromas. Thick with sweet caramel and honey upfront turning to hot resin in the lasting finish.
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber orange color with lasting ivory head. Very nice pine, tropical fruit, floral, honey biscuit aromas. Medium body. Big tropical fruit flavors with grapefruit, pine, on a wispy pale malt base brew--good
bs476 (80) - - JUL 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical IPA pour with nice head. Great full taste with vegetal hops and crisp finish.
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crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one immediately hit me as being super dank. Just dankiness abound. A nice bit of bitterness, medium to high. It is damn good.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Pours a nice copper color with thin white head. Aroma is pine, some resin and floral hop notes. Taste is slightly bitter up front, with some herbal and floral notes. I would have appreciated a bit more sweetness on this one