superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/8/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head, with incredible retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pinapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a moderately slick/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and fairly smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
ericdevin (827) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from unknown via Justin D. Pours a deep, somewhat hazy orange-amber, ominous-looking, with just a hint of white head. Aroma tangerine, some resinous, earthy character as well. Body medium-dull, with a heacy, almost sticky sweetness, rolling into a brash, resinous bitter finish that is long lasting. More bitter than I generally prefer, but the level of complexity to this is pleasing. Bellís usually know whatís going on, and this is no exception.
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy and very intense. Not balanced or malty. Loved the taste and the appearance. The aroma is very good and I liked the this beer alot.
tillmac62 (217) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOD 8/8/14. Pours a clear light amber with a touch of dark ruby making it a bit darker than golden. Very nice head with exceptional lacing and retention. Very nice nose of pine, grapefruit, tropical and a somewhat dank hop note over a caramel sweetness that also has a hint of spice. Medium body with a rich oily slick texture. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. The flavor profile is complex and fairly well balanced given the 10% alcohol content. It begins as a blend of hop flavors, mostly dank with grapefruit and pine notes, that slowly yield to the tropicals as a blended biscuit/caramel sweetness sneaks in. The sweetness fades into a mild bitterness which has a dank and slightly spicy note. As the bitterness fades, alcohol is noted, but not excessively so. The finish is slightly sweet with a nice alcohol burn on the back of the throat. Better than the Mars offering which lacks balance and fails to cover the alcohol well.
BeerKurve (509) - - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong piney hops upfront with some caramel and toffee malt sweetness; Aftertaste of bitter hops and grapefruits. Pretty good
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours light orange with thick yellow head. Aroma citrus, resin, earthy hops. Initial taste of huge hops. After a bit your palate gets saturated and you notice the sweet malts and citrus. Finish bitter hops. Palate thick bordering on syrupy. This does smooth out as you drink the glass but this is no question a hop bomb.
Criz (106) - - OCT 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent DIPA! Hoppy, bitter, balanced, and semi-dry. Pours a murky golden orange color. The thin white head sticks to the glass and runs down it. Aromas of stone fruit, citrus, and flowers. Flavors follow a similar line up. Get your hands on this one.
geologyguy (711) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
smell is 50/50 mix of citrus hops and darker fruits...quite nice! wow...hoppy...very much so....bitter, but in a way that isnít as offending as other IPAs..weird..smooths out the more you drink...as they all do..I can see why people love this...but not really my style...
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste citrus, pine, malty. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to phalesu..Pour is dark gold with a thin head..Nose is musty, dried caramels, malt, some hop spice..Taste is musty malts, caramel, not much hop character, alcohol. .Pretty hard to drink.
Bellsman1991 (29) - - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
West coast style for sure, Piney citrus bitter, Itís a really good dipa, Almost better then hopslam-