drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, but not an overload, I enjoyed, crisp and citrusy. If it had more of a finished hop I would rate it higher.
Scipio (772) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium sized, smooth white head. The aroma is heavier in pine and caramel, to go along with impressions of resin, bread, and herbal hops. The taste is bitter and sweet. Pine and caramel are still most noticeable, though these are complimented with a fruitiness of grapefruit, orange, and mango. Mild and sweet mango aftertaste. Medium in body, sticky texture, and average in carbonation. Not bad. It definitely doesn’t taste or feel like a 9.6% beer.
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foamer. Amber colored pour. Huge off white head. Plenty of lacing. Caramel aroma some hops. Taste is malt, hops, and caramel.
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can. Pours amber orange with a thin soapy white head that settles to a thin wispy film and collar. Aroma is sweet caramel astringent old hops and bitter. Taste is very bitter sweet caramel hops that are faded and limp with an astringent aftertaste. Palate is medium full spicy with a light burn. Somewhat harsh.
ajtrupp (320) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s interesting to have it so malt forward with the name Hoperation Overload. Odd finishing bitterness. Maybe like it’s old, but that could be my fault. I lost it in the back of the fridge.
milewide (1896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enough malt to cover the alcohol and add a really nice mouth feel. Low bitterness for style.
blackflag321 (592) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can poured to pint glass. Carmel color, malty aroma. I like malt- forward IIPA’s, but this one pegs the meter! My palate didn’t pick up anything else.
tderoeck (7222) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25/VII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ Trillium tasting, home - BB: n/a, canned: I/15/15 (2015-995) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the can!
clear orange beer, huge frothy yellowish head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: piny, resinous, bit dusty, metallic touch. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sweet, lots of caramel, fruity, strawberry jam, bit sugary, metallic, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet, some pineapple, honey, strawberry jam.
ElGaucho (2339) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Caramelly malts. Dark amber body with a think off white head and excellent lace. Plentiful bubbling in the body. Not realizing this was a double IPA when I first took a sip, thinking instead it was an APA or IPA, my first impression was that it was very malt forward. Even now knowing it’s an IIPA I have that same opinion. It’s also fairly hot. Good beer but middle of the road for an IIPA.
Jabah (283) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a hop bomb for sure. More of a West Coast style IPA. Semi-clearish medium yellow to light orange appearance. Could use a little more malt for flavor and character, but the hop is where this is heading. I like the fact that these Midwest brewers are starting to distribute here in FL. Looking forward to sampling more.
ajnepple (4370) - Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
4-pack of 12 oz cans on sale for $3.99 at Supermarket Liquors. Clear amber appearance with a sticky, lingering tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, pine, resinous hops and a touch of alcohol. Similar flavor, adding heavy hop bitterness and mild malt sweetness. Medium to full body. Almost harsh and kind of hard to drink. Tastes old. 150130 on the bottom of the can so I’m assuming it’s about 6 months old. Pairing: Phish - Set One - 7/29/2015 - (Live Stream)