LinusStick (2866) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An OK IIPA. I’m a little bored with these east coast IIPAs. Aroma was good. Strong caramel malt with a hint of grapefruit. Pour was a clear medium gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was mostly malt. Strong caramel flavor with not much hop flavor. Finish was overly sweet and sticky on the back of the mouth. In a blind taste test I would think this was a barley wine. Mild carbonation.
DrinkinWell (271) - - MAY 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light gold with white head and decent lacing. Sweet aromas, honey and fruity. Very sweet - - grapefruit, honey, lemon, strawberry. Highly carbonated, very dry. An odd beer.
smith4498 (3038) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with pineypower. Pours slightly hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of pine and caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with bitter pine and some grapefruit. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Dean.
thornecb (4454) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep, clear amber into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Resin and vegetable aromas. Sweet caramel and nuts upfront turning to mild resin in the hot finish.
Underdogs88 (109) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grapefruit, citrus aroma with some malt backbone. Gold appearance with a nice thick white head, good lacing. Grapefruit hop flavor with caramel malt notes. Body and carbonation are medium. Alcohol is noticeably high. Overall, it's a decent double ipa. More old school.
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nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, pours dark amber. Citrus hop aroma. Taste of citrus hops, I’m really enjoying the dry hoppy brews. Well balanced, malt backbone, hoppy flavor, not the impy taste of an imperial. More on the line of an IPA...which is fine by me. Can taste the 9%abv. slight bitter at end. Finish of grapefruit. Nice balanced beer
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is of citrus, mostly grapefruit bitterness, pine and some crackery caramel malty notes. Taste is an interesting fruity/citrusy/lightly piney hop bitterness with some lingering sweet bready malt notes, light caramel sweetness and another punch of hop bitterness before it finishes. Light notes of the ABV and an appropriately thick body. Aroma was kind of meh, but the taste more than made up for it. This was pretty tasty.
cfrancis (2405) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper with small white ring. Aroma is big pine bitterness with toffee malt. Taste is a great pine hop bitternes with toffee backing.
EithCubes (5000) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 02/17/14. Nose of resin and pine-dipped caramel topped with tropical leaning, but otherwise traditionally citric hops. Yummy! Pours a clear but slightly dulled orange with a soapy off-white head. Taste semi-sweet and lightly bitter (would always love more here) but very obviously and adamantly fresh and clean, fresh resinous character that still manages to stay lively. Very oily medium body with classy booze that warms before you really know what you’ve got. Some residual sugars and sticky lips, malt is papery and thin but still present, gives enough to hold up the heavy high hops. this is a wonderful flashback for me to the days right before IIPAs became cloyingly sweet and sticky (which was itself the stage before our current "MOAR HOPS" period); there are some alcohol aromatic and higher order issues to be wary of here, but at slower consumption speeds, this manages to stand out from the rest of the marketplace somewhat. And reminds of early FFF.
klk343 (63) - - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy amber color. A fruity, citrus aroma. It is a double ipa so very hoppy. Orange, citrus flavors.