JStax (4972) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I would have never suspected my first 5 would come from a Double IPA, but I’ve gotta hand it to the brewers of Jackie-O’s. This beer does indeed "fucking rule". Poured on draft a few times at Jackie-O’s. Pours a beautifully translucent copper with a creamy, tight nit head of white foam. Great retention, great lacing. The aroma was loaded with tropical fruit notes of papaya, mango, oranges, pineapple...man, that’s how a Double IPA ought to smell. The first sip is pure ambrosia. The tropical fruit sweetness balances perfectly with the higher alpha acids of the Citra hops. Is Citra the perfect hop? I think this showcasing of it makes a strong case for it in my book. Finish is sweet and bitter and sticks with you for a couple moments. I really hope this is a beer added to the regular lineup. I’m sad I couldn’t bring a growler of this home with me.
GothGargoyle (2315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear pale orange with a pale head. Aroma is citrus zest, light dankness, hint of melon. Light bodied, crisp on the palate, well balanced. Taste is citrus zest, melon.
AWISLguy (2371) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from the Shell station in Harrison, OH, just west of Cincinnati. Grapefruit, tropical fruit. Big toffee malt base. Sweeter than expected, and finishes quite sweet. Very good! 14.7
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled,ar rbsg. Poured gold with white head. Nose of citrus, fruit, and earth. Ed body. Resinous mouthfeel flavor is earthy and has lira of fruit and citrus. Finishes bitter. Quite good
djd07 (9481) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can thanks to James. Pours a clear gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus, mango, must. Medium body, citrus, dank, pine, resin finish, very nice.
Prufrockstar (1894) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can and a half at home. So apparently this is a single hop series, and unlike the zythos monstrosity (who the hell even knew that was a hop name, and not the name of some ancient deity?), this is delicious. Cloudy gold-ish pour with frothy white head; good retention, nice lacing. Aroma explodes with citra -- lots of dank citrus, grass, tropical fruits and stone ground mustard. Taste is great -- moderately sweet, huge hop flavor, medium bitterness. The kind of beer that invites crushing (which invites regret, because 9%). Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Overall: I’m impressed. The only thing that I don’t like is the $18 / 6-pack price. I probably won’t buy another 6er based on the price point, but I’m going to enjoy what’s left of this one.
Penus (9) - - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First impression in a nice aroma of grapefruit & skunky hops. Grapefruit cuts to the front of the taste, and orange not far behind. The finish is lively, dancing on the tongue for a bit. Very drinkable, mild notes of cereal to the malt; beer wears its abv well.,
Ferris (12101) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Lemon peel and some Skunky notes. Clear gold with a rich white head. Sweet and bitter, touch of skunk and citrus rind. Decent.
Dal9000 (473) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a can. Immediate burst of the piney orange hops. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. The bite lingers long after swallowing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
drfabulous (6282) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce can. Light yellow orange floral very clean and hoppy. Very nicely done.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Tap room. Pours a beautiful orange-apricot with a one finger head and lacing. The aroma is a citrus bomb with some earth and cereal. Taste is also a citrus bomb with cereal, pine, and earth. Medium body, so damn good though. Citrus finish.