jredmond (6294) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Ryan’s 2014 July tasting. Pours a clear orange body with thin creamy white lacing. Aroma is typical citrus/pine duet with a light malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with carbonated feel and notes of citrus fruits, fresh pine, light resin, bitter grapefruit and sweet malt.
cards04 (2345) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid dipa. Pours amber with big white head. Strong aromas of resin and hops. Flavors are a touch on the cloying side.. Sweet corn syrup, honey. Bitter finish. A little hot on the finish otherwise pretty good.
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Whole Foods. Pours deep copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, spicy hops, florals. Tastes caramel malty, somewhat astringent, with a huge IBU load, and spicy florals at the finish, albeit somewhat cloying.
Frank (3334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty glowing orange color w/ a long-lasting white head. It has a fairly fresh hoppy nose w/ pine, mango and melon in the nose. It is sweet and sticky w/ resinous bitterness but enough carbonation to lighten it a bit. This sweetness does serve to bring out some more tropical fruit character from the hops but it is a bit too much for my tastes. If you are into big, heavy IIPAs, this will surely scratch the itch for you.
GenDV138 (3366) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of floral notes, pine, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.
Nephilium (1496) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice start with a big pine aroma, pours a clear dark amber with a thin white head. The flavor is a bit tilted to the caramel malt flavors, with the hops coming out in the finish. Unfortunately, the hop aroma doesn’t get followed up on in the flavor; meanwhile, the alcohol is well hidden, and this is a very drinkable beer.
Pailhead (5634) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: The aroma consists of moderate caramel and lighter citrus hops. It pours a transparent copper with a two finger off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is good amount of sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel with some light fruity notes. The finish has some citrus hops and pine that struggle to match the caramel malt. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, on a hedonistic scale, this isn’t a bad beer, but this is a bad IIPA. Caramel should not be the dominant flavor and aroma in an IIPA. If I rated this to style, it would be in the low 2s.
BrewHaMeister (230) - - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can pours a crystal clear copper with a medium fizzy head and trace lacing. Aromas of caramel malts and hops. Bitter flavor with a slight sweetness in the finish. Not too bad.
ccex (1074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can pours a hazy orange amber with a small lingering off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and piney hops with lots of caramel. Flavor is the same. Taste is very sweet for a double IPA, with some bitterness in the finish. Body is medium to full with a sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is less than average. Still, this one is a heavy hitter at 9.6% and quite enjoyable. I will try this again when I get the chance.
Ratman197 (11240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of straw, grassiness, earthiness, lemon zest and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, lemon zest and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter citrus finish.