tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason! Orangey-yellow body with a mild clarity to it, not much head, at least not for a DIPA... Mild, soapy white foam. I wasn’t digging the aroma on this one, which was surprising to me. Hop leaves, green onion, & grass.. But I was pulling this strange, cooked vegetable (leaning towards carrots) notes that were really putting me off. Taste was a bit better... Zesty & oily hops, leaves with a light grassiness & a touch of sweet biscuit malt sugars in the finish. Nice mouth feel, oily & crisp. The aroma really killed this for me, & while the taste wasn’t so bad, it didn’t knock my socks off either. No one else felt this way, so I wonder if something was wrong with my sniffer :o(
Perfero (10) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Altogether too malty for my taste. Rock candy is the dominant flavor here.
--- Save the unicorns!
Pailhead (5589) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jason
Bottle: The aroma consists of mango peach, apricot, citrus, and a hint or grapefruit. It pours a dull transparent orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with apricot, tropical fruit, and a touch of peach. The finish has moderate citrus, grapefruit, and a hint of pine. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful golden orange. Aroma is amazing hops, some pine and a nice malt back note. Taste is awesome!!! Really well balanced hop and malt notes. Mouth feel is super smooth. Lots of citrus dances around between hops and malt. Awesome beer!!
Staffan47 (890) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drar halvblint mot en pliny. Ananas och mango. Balanserad beska som dock är ganska tung. Bra kropp. Håller plinyn som något bättre.
AdamChandler (3527) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber brown. Super resinous bursting grapefruit and pine cones. Sadly, these tasters make aroma really difficult. Okay. Got a snifter. Huge tangerine, spice and fruitiness. Taste is palate wrecking. 100 IBUS of resinous bitterness. But despite that aspect, it’s incredibly balanced for such a bitter beer. So impressive
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from trader Joe’s. Aromas of caramel, mango. Taste is sweet and bitter, great balance.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From glass to bottle. Pours an orange color with a nice head. Aroma is of sweet candy. Taste is sweet and hoppy.
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jrob21 (2897) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bonus from a recent trade. Big toffee and butterscotch flavors. Nice citrus orange aromas. Smooth mid palate with a sticky resin finish. Bordering on a barleywine. Bit of orange candy slice in the long lasting finish as well.
cpetrone84 (1679) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is transparent golden amber with a tight white head. Nose is bready malt, faint grain, lots of oily resinous hop aromas, pine and faint citrus. Taste is extremely oily, tons of hop resins, syrupy fully body, moderate bitterness and a steel like taste through the finish.