superspak (2608) - 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.
beernbourbon (1302) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is light amber with a medium white head. Aroma is resinous hops with a little orange, a bit a caramel malt, and light floral notes. Flavor is very true to nose with stinging resinous hops dominating. Also orange marmalade notes and light background malt. Hides alcohol well but is a bit one dimensional. Very resinous.
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral/pine hops, tropical fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, some fruit, and nice citrus; Finish is bitter and dry; Not a light weight - pretty good.
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [thanks to mista] shared with Joes and Judyvv. Clear yellow to orange color, full sized off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, hops, slightly resin and pine but it doesn’t convince me really.. Taste malts, hops, very bitter, no fruityness. Decent body and carbonation. Well I must be honest, this is quite disappointing.
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter Aroma of pine, resin, pith, and something brighter and cleaner I assume is the Jade. Flavor is aggressively grapefruit and resin bitter, sweet but not nearly enough. Feel is just a wrecked palate. Too much really
c_lee_burton (73) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweet smell of tangerine, pineapple, and malts. Nice golden color with lots of lacing. Tastes of grapefruit, mandarin oranges, hops, and smooth malt. Well balanced with a creamy texture and lingering hop bitterness. Very good, but not as complex as the Mars.
jahshuwuh (387) - USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy dark orange/copper color with half a finger of white head. Smells of citrus, especially orange, a slight funk, floral. An extreme hop bitter up front that hits you at both the front and back of the tongue, demolishing your taste buds, mid sip you get the citrus, orange, lemon, a little pineapple and then ends with just a touch of caramel malt and some vanilla, along with a ton more bitter. Alcohol well hidden, good balance, west coast bitter for sure. Medium mouthfeel. Worthy of the style.
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kambei70 (601) - - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle. Hazy golden-orange with a white head. Nice sticky lacing. Grass, grapefruit and mango with pine and a little malt. Sharp floral bitterness at the start that gives way to some grassy then pine bitterness as it settles on the tongue. Some alcohol among all the bitter. The little bit of mango and malt have to be searched out. Medium-full, semi-viscous mouthfeel. The taste is a little shocking at first but it draws you back for sip after sip.
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wchesser (1166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Copper colored. Pine and orange aromas. Full bodied and well balanced. Bit on the danker side for my tastes, but this is a great DIPA
Beerathon (1171) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hops here and are the showcase, with the malt bill very much in the background. Citrus flavor with a dry bitter finish. Some hop spice notes and warmth from the alcohol.
DSG (5827) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom C. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citric hops, slightly piney, a bit of alcohol note and a bit of malt. Sweetish malty flavor with some slightly stale citric and piney hops, a bit resinous, finishes with strong bitterness and an alcoholic hint. Medium-bodied, kinda chewy.