rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a half finger white head. Considering the abv, the head retention and lacing are spectacular.
HUGE hit of hops on the nose. Tons of tropical fruit from the Simcoe and Citra hops. There is a touch of caramel underneath along with overripe fruit. There is some dank too. All around, it is one of the best aromas I have ever experienced on a IIPA.
The flavor continues the hops assault with overripe fruit, orange marmalade, and sweet caramel. Mango and orange dominate the fruity aspect and there is a little less dankness compared to the aroma. Vanilla and caramel undertones along with a very assertive bitterness that is necessary to balance out the malt sweetness. Alcohol is nearly completely hidden providing a pleasant warmth in the throat and chest. Quite impressive. Mouthfeel is just slightly sticky.
Overall, one of the best IIPA’s out there. I put this up with Hopslam as being the best IIPA available on the market. Incredible balance and tons of flavor combined with a big punch from the alcohol. A beer to seek out and pick up lots of.
tom_boyer_00 (1) - - JUL 12, 2016 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bebum (724) - USA - JUL 8, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light gold.
Medium body, weak flavor, good heat but low carbonation, avg length.
Moderately bitter, dry.
Standard hop flavor, hint of honey.
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TEJA (2189) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Karl Meyer thanks. S
emi lasting white head. Clear solid yellow color. Big and fresh citrus hop aroma. A light tart bitterness and long lasting bitterness finishing with a solid malt.
Muggus69 (2018) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650mL bottle from Beer Cartel. Brewed 12/23/15
Hazy apricot-orange body, small creamy white head persists.
Intense aroma - bags of pine, orange, passionfruit, mango, sweet cracker biscuit malt & toasted bread malts; touch of boozy spice in the midst.
Immense body - creamy, thick, solid like a brick wall of texture, slick & oily, balance is great, booze lets you know but leads you astray.
One thing that must be said, despite the overt hoppiness of this beer, the malt backbone is very nice - cracker biscuits, toasty, almost coconut & vanilla like; provides a fantastic sweet backbone for stacks of bitterness from big hop flavours of pine sap, unripe mango & honeydew, grapefruit rind & passionfruit skin (?). Bitterness is big, but certainly not out of balance.
Tremendous double IPA, one of the best I’ve come across.
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle obtained through tavour.
Appearance: Hazy medium copper. Firm head of white bubbles
Nose: Powerful pine and citrus.
Taste: Full pine hop hit with bits of lemon and orange zest on the edges. Boozy element fairly evident as well.
Body: medium to full. Smooth mouthfeel.
Parting thoughts: Big big big IPA. Nice. very nice.
Hop_Hedonist (450) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Jeez what a superb brew - Simcoe on steroids - massive hop impact - well balanced but unobtrusive malt - alcohol invisible until it hit my speech centre but luckily I shared the bottle otherwise all motor function would have malfunctioned.
JRisWasted (16) - La Palma, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2016 Humina, humina, humina. Ohhhh so tasty. Awesome mouth puckering bitterness. For whom the bell tolls, time marches on!!!...
Taboada (824) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 mml bottle tasted on the 28/05/2016. Hazy orange colour with a thick and froamy white head. Aroma is juicy citrus, orange, and tangerine with some floral notes. Taste is citrus and very hoppy. Very well integrated 11,25%!!! Next one please!
jhurst59 (2) - Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best thing about this beer is the aroma of the hops when you first crack open the bottle. Reminds of brewing your own beer and the smells of that process!
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copestx (66) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mill Valley Whole Foods. Pours with a light head and light copper colour. Lots of pine, lemon and tangerine. Super boozy, especially in the aftertaste, and medium sweet. 4 months old, would have liked to try one more fresh.