Changed (374) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap @ both Apex & Horse Brass. 16 and 10iz pour, respectively. Pours apple juice, white foamy head, good lacing. Aroma is heavy hops, grapefruit, little piney I guess. The most outstanding aspect of this beer is that initial flavor just after you swallow: itís like a fruity bouquet of awesomeness explodes in your mouth-- like Fruit Stripe gum. Amazing smooth for 100 IBU, alcohol is amazingly well hidden. I feel like this could be a session beer, if not for the cost... And ABV. The best IPA Iíve had, or likely will ever have.
Erzengel (5062) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to Werckmeister for this bottle! Bottles 27.02.15. Very floral in the nose. Leaves, Grapefruit. Fresh and smooth beginning. Sweetish fresh body. Very smooth. The sweetish body is a bit too hich, but the hops are great piney and floral. Fresh, nice bittered. smooth. Sweetish-bitter aftertaste. Fresh. Great brew but not too exceptional!
VeinAle (120) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is fruit, peach, apricot, with slight boozy. Great flavor, soft pine, resin, with very mild notes of biscuit. Early sweet, mild bitter middle, with a dry bitter finish. Brilliant, thanks to Benny B for hauling it back to Minnesota for me.
maxodom (44) - - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft in SF. color was perfect for an IPA. Smell not overwhelming but pleasant. a little too much bitterness for my liking, but not bad. Not my favorite IPA out there but still a very good one.
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Finally got to try this. Thanks Brian for bringing this back from California. Bottled on 4/21. Perfect golden body with a wonderful white head. Tons of pine in the aroma. Puts you right in the mindset of walking in a pine forest. Huge bitter pine flavor with tons of citrus taste. So good. Seems like an excellent balance of pine and citrus, probably leaning more on the pine side. Oddly, there was still some left in the bottle after the bottle share, so I went back for seconds..
Scola729 (36) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing floral aromas, sweet. Pours with a thin head. Very interesting mouthfeel, almost slippery. Very pleasant flavored and a nice finish that isn't too danky like other DIPAs. Big thanks to Bill for bringing this, traveled 2100 miles, still drank within 2 weeks of bottle.
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shoulderbroken (2570) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at APEX. Surpyising subtle. Aroma is grapefruit, minerals. Taste is good, very subtle again, nice balance of malt. Not too hoppy. Nice.
rosenbergh (8245) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Fruity and piney hops... dry bitterness... super balanced hoppiness in the aroma. Strong but smooth. Amazing balance. Dry hops in the flavour. A bit more aggressive hoppiness in the flavour but still extremely balance. Tasty and smooth. Two pints were not enough.
mstrcrwly (590) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle received in trade..thanks Patrick..golden orange pour with a fluffy white head..aroma of grapefruit,pine,caramel,resin,tropical fruits..initially bitter,hoppy but gives way to grapefruit,mango,earthy sweetness..was worth the wait..top notch.
tectactoe (3071) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: I believe this was the second beer I ever traded for, many moons ago. What a time it was. Under two weeks old, too. Golden-amber color, pours with crystal clear clarity... Wow. Soapy, thick, bright white head nestled on top. Insane aroma of pineapple, citrus rind, orange zest, floral leaves, semi-dank pine, a hint of perfume, a touch of white pepper, mango, a touch of honey & crackers. Flavor is hop-city; wet, bitter, assertive, but never harsh. Loaded with pine, resin, & hop oil. Tons of pineapple rind, mango, grapefruit pith, some lightly sugar crusted orange peel. Malt backbone balances nicely without distracting from the hops; lightly toasted biscuits & crackers. Finishes with a very faint sticky hop resin & bitter citrus peel. Absolutely blew me away years ago when I first tried it. While Iíve had some better DIPAs since that time, this is still a goddamn fantastic rendition no matter how you slice it.
Klimaet (576) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bill Young. Pours clear golden with a big frothy slightly offwhite head. Aroma of hops, light grassy hops, malt, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, peach, pine, light pineapple. Taste is hoppy, grassy, piney, citrus, grapefruit, peach, malt. Very smooth but pretty disappointing overall. Overhyped much, obviously!