ACHops (654) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours darkened orange with thick fluffy head. Aroma is earthy floral citrus hops. Taste is bitter citrus hops up front, followed by sweet caramel malts. A bit of lemony citrus on the finish, trhough not nearly as strong as some have suggested. Works well with the citrus notes from the hops. Slightly thinner bodied than I expected for this strength. Kinda similar to Stone’s 16th Anniversary - though the lemon didn’t work as well there. Good, but honestly I would return to 90 minute over this.
JMerritt (1775) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Cinnabar red-orange with a large, frothy white head. Big orange juice aroma - predominantly fruity with a definite bitter citric & pine undertone - with some spice (akin to a mix of black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon), rounded out with a bit of alcohol. Big bitterness - a mix of grapefruit and leather catcher’s mitt - with dried hibiscus flowers, light honey, vanilla malts. Sticky mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. Alcohol and spice seem to increase in pungency as it warms. Interesting and loud.
Tonkun (784) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow orange pour with a big white head. Lemon cake, biscuit, pound cake, candy, citrus. Big sweet body with citrus tangy feel and good carbonation. A bit sweet, oily and chewy for me but well balanced. Nice
jsnicholas (78) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz): Very hazy amber color. Solid head that sticks around. Not light, but not heavy either. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice, but not my favorite DFH. Bottle dated 9/30/13, dring 6/27/14.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy pale tan, light bubbly head. Aroma, touch of lemon and slightly gluey pale malts, hint of biscuits. Fairly thick and chewy, touch of peach and lemon. Clunky but sweet.
essjay (9) - Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chilled bottle. Pours amber, low carbonation. Taste is mahogany and cognac. Lemon is very late; this tastes almost English barley wine. Thoroughly enjoyed and wish I could have dragged out for hours.
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jamestown S’Klallam Longhouse Market & Deli, Sequim
Hazy copper color with small head. Very nice aroma, peppery and lemony, and nice grainy malts; very light vanilla. Lean mouthfeel, soft, with some alcohol perceived immediately; grainy malt flavor, light colored caramel and hints of toffee; quite strong bitterness, soft hop resins, a light fruity touch from the hops and some citrus fruit peel. Balanced and powerful, not too heavy to drink.
Very nice beer.
jesperhammer (2838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
15-MAY-2014, botlle @SpringHill Suites Newark, from Harrys Teeter, NoMa, Washington. My birthday gift (or part of it) from Marianne and the kids.
Very hazy orange with lasting, lacing off-white head.
Wonderful hoppy aroma with grape fruit and pine, over ripe fruit, liqour-like orange notes, alcohol. Taste the same. With even more citrus. Full body, medium carbonation, sweet but never cloying. Actually a bit dry on the long very bitter finish.
Fantastic. Just what i hope for in an IIPA. Thx family:-)
Lemke10 (757) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours a hazy, dark amber color with a fluffy, beige head. The aroma is mild with a slight hint of malts and lemon mixed with some bitterness. The taste is smooth and easy drinking. The overall tone is very bready with some citrus and bitterness. Very well-balanced and smooth drinking for a 10% beer. This is a well-made brew all the way around.
akoeninger (400) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange body with loads of foamy head. Aroma is lemony and earthy hops. Flavor is big time lemon hops and just the right amount if bitterness, coats your tongue over time but well balanced by the malts to stay drinkable. Medium body. Slightly warming.
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BrewHaMeister (155) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BAB pours a hazy orange with a small head and little lacing. Aromas of citrus, lemons, herbs, grapefruit, and alcohol. Flavor is citrus hops and alcohol. Very unique brew. Tasty!