AWISLguy (1669) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 Re-rate the 12/21 batch in a bomber from Antioch Fine Wine brought by and shared with ck1 - thanks bro! This is really, really good!! Original rating (the 9/21 batch): On tap at Duke’s in Crystal Lake with ck1. Pours orangey with an off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma has a terrific hoppy/grassy smell with pine and sweet fruit. Very hop forward and luscious. Taste is of bitter citrus, sweet fruit, some pine and subtly that burnt bacon flavor. Very fresh and smooth. Tremendously balanced, and seeming to be from hops alone. Finishes nicely bitter, not as over the top as Ruination 10th, with some sweetness. This is the beer that 7 years ago I said was the best I’ve ever had ... or a version of it. Maybe not really THE best, but lovely. ck1 says 16/17. More brews should push the freshness as it is a huge bonus! (10-4-9-5-17)
euniceradio (106) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoy By 07.04 15
12oz bottle to cervoise. Also had it in tap; much better from bottle. Perfect clear copper color. White head, good lacing. Aroma of pine, grass, dank, pineapple, mango, grapefruit. Taste is acidic bitters, pine, cedar, spice, pepper, a little caramel, some roasted malts, citrus peel, onion and cracker. Complex. Lots of flavors. Damned good. Finish has a little heat although it is a little short.
badhack (393) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, sweet, citrusy. Pours slightly copper. A bit sticky on the palate, roasted malt on the lighter side. Bitter and hoppy but goes down easy.
BringOnTheBigUns (14) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Although each time it is brewed the flavor palate does change slightly, it is by far one of the best series of DIPAs available. If you can get it, drink it. The absolute freshest beer available when it gets released with a limited shelf life expectancy.
bbader (6) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Lovely beer, balanced taste, hops are not over powering, crisp CO2 mouthfeel, fresh taste and feel
culchiem (2897) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Marco. Clean Amber gold with a full head. Aroma is fruity, taste is grapefruit and hop. Decent
samsmith33 (536) - - MAY 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to pilsner glass.
Enjoy by 4.20.15.
Appearance: big white head. Hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, light grasses and pine.
Taste is mostly hair spray, some lemon and pine.
Not impressed, though I rarely am by an ipa.
c0fein (336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Whole Foods - Tribeca, New York. Thanks Jesse! Enjoy By 04.20.15. Bottled 03.16.15. Better late than never!
Clear orange/copper colour with a white head. Sharp tropical and fresh aroma. Flavour of grapefruit, orange, dry bitterness. Good stuff but expected a bit more. This is still fresh to me!
WisconsinBeer (715) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Enjoy by 4.20.15. Whoops, I’m a week late. Clear pale orange, minimal head. Danky resinious hop aromas. Bubble gum, citrus, floral for the hops profile. Otherwise relatively light bodied and easy sipping. Seems to have a bit of funk to it as well. Finish is dry and clean. Definitely feeling it after one. Good stuff.
MarinEvelyn (655) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy, bitter. Tastes of melon, pine, earthy/herbal.
Aroma is citrus, sticky, herbal, a little tropical.
mghj (20) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 4/20/15 on 4/20/15, 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours nice thick head, clear amber color. Aroma of melon, nicely carbonated. Citrus start and ends slightly bitter