Westchesterco (659) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, toast, citrus, earthy, golden, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, creamy, long finish,
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a 22oz bottle, shared by beerpig317. I dig the label. Clear yellow orange color. Respectable lace. Awesome big hoppy nose. Resin, grapefruit, pine. Nice big bitterness. Light hop bite in the finish. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Awesome big assertive potent DIPA.
maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best by 5/31/13. CLEAR! pale pumkin color with the rich glow of cognac and brassy sheen of EVOO, plus a pillowy nubile head. Sweet, piney-resiny aroma, lush with meyer lemon, tangelo and mixed tropical fruit. Doughy, chewy malt flavor is counterbalanced by deep humulus... I get impressions of tobacco leaf, rye spice and maple; mango, Hawaiian Punch, violets and gardenias. Grain and hop are both as gently insistent as a hundred-poud lapdog. Minimal carbonation accentuates, but does not interfere with the fleshy palate. Intriguing aftertaste, perhaps toasted challah with buckwheat honey,bittersweet orange peel and a dusting of cocoa powder. Everything is in perfect, heavyhanded harmony. The 10+abv is noticeable thoughout as cooling evaporation on the tongue, and then halfway through the bomber expresses itself as headreeling euphoria. A masterful, mighty and sensual brew in all respects.
michaelinwa (532) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden pour, average head, absolutely killer hop aroma with heavy grapefruit notes. Flavor is intense but balanced with resinous and complex hop bitterness and substantial malt backbone. Mouthfeel is substantial, slightly chewy. Finish lingers nicely with the hop bitterness, without trashing the palate. Love this brew from one of the most consistent brewers in the region.
dfearnley (508) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to pint glass
Pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and flowers. Clear, but slightly cloudy amber with a thin ring like off white head. Taste is fruity and full on hoppy.
Tortman18 (150) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz. bottle Pours a crystal clear orange with 2 fingers of white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is very sweet, citrusy and piney. Orange zest, grapefruit and caramel stand out. Taste was also incredibly sweet and zesty. Pineapple and grapefruit with a pefect balance of malt and floral hops. Medium to heavy bodied beer that leaves a sticky finish. Very enjoyable beer.
Ferris (1202) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft - Floral mellow earthy hops. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Well rounded strong hop flavours, pine and perfume. Rich body and deceptively smooth for the alcohol. Brilliant.
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bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear amber, large pillowy white head with a long retention that leaves tons of lacing. Fairly sweet, lots of caramel, sweet fruit, resin, citrus, a little alcohol. Very smooth, medium-heavy.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear orange with big, creamy, white head / Soft, muted nose of orange peel, pine, and candied sugar / Medium to full body, soft carbonation, smooth, sweet, substantial hops but not quite enough to keep this from approaching cloying, and bitter finish / Rich, muted flavors of honey, brown sugar, orange peel, grapefruit, cut pine, and cream / A solid 2ipa, but not among the best.
mikedR (723) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice DIPA. Grapefruit on the nose, after a yellowish-white frothy pour leaves a deep yellow clear color. Grapefruit on the tongue as well, along with resiny notes supported by a strong malty base. Quite syrupy in mouthfeel, this could be Dogfish Head 120's younger brother, with a suitably lesser but still high ABV of 10.6. Perhaps even more balanced as a result, too.
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