Sarlacc83 (1411) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 12.27.12. Consumed 1-13-13.
A; Clear golden yellow with champagne bubbles. Nicely carbonated head. A quick swirl leaves a treacly cascade.
N: Blend of citrus and pine. Medicinal, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and earth. Grass and minor levels of biscuit.
T: So incredibly balanced and tasty. Pine and earth. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit. Has a lush deep fragrance of hops backed by a hint of malt sweetness. Peppercorn and more spruce. Quite bitter, but deliciously so.
M: Dry, sticky, and refined. No alcohol. This is sublime.
O: Still the standard DIPA. As the hops arm race continues, it’s a good reminder to us that we still need the all around complete version that doesn’t succumb to over hopping or exotic varietals. Drink it, enjoy it, love it.
George999 (244) - Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the tap the pour is clear golden with a light head, the aroma hoppy up front citrus, the taste is a little sweet lightly hopped a little pine bitters and a clean citrus, the finish is clean and mouthfeel is thin. Great beer.
Studbeer (2) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
MMMMM Piney hops with medium sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation, golden, frothy, resin, herbs,
mrhopsbeertalk (226) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up in a trade at Tree House Brewing. This is the second ’unicorn’ beer i’ve tried lately that completely failed to live up to the hype. Am I spoiled by my regular access to Tree House, maybe... The aroma is almost all caramel malts with very subtle herbal and floral notes. The flavor is the same, big malt/caramel pressence with vague hints of dank hops, citrus and tropical fruit. The beer is reasonbly bitter, but lacks any sting and the finish lacks any noticeable hop flavor.
weihenweizen (2263) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, bottled July 23, 2015, from misterburd poured into a glass. Clear golden with medium/big white head. Aroma is very nice herbal hops, medium body, low carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is tropical fruit, herbal hops, pine hops, and bitter finish. Good beer, but thought I would like it more.
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Medium amber. Solid head. Awesome hoppy original aroma. Good hoppy palate. Balanced. Good hop variety. Delicious.
napdynmite (86) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is fantastic. Candied oranges. Mouthfeel is soft and undercarbonated. Flavor is bitter coming in and going down. Slightly boozy. More burnt orange on the taste. Also peaches. I agree with another reviewer that it reminds me of Maine Beer Lunch. I actually prefer Lunch.
echudy (88) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hop and citrus scents, very light in color. Nice hop flavor, maybe a bit subtle. Kind of reminds me of Maine Beer Lunch
jhliesen (782) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly. Finally! Pours gold with a nice size white head. The aroma is grapefruit, lemon and pine. Flavor is a wonderful hop blend, with lasting bitterness in the finish. This beer is wonderful and lives up to the hype. 8.50
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Valgreen (759) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Maxi. Thanks for the hook up. Clear orange, medium white head, nice lacing. Aroma, hoppy, pine, floral, apricot, peach. Taste, hoppy, pine, grapefruit, lime, malty background. Really bitter.
gopherfan99 (943) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; pours clear gold with a slightly off white head; tropical fruit aroma with some malt and pine; taste is a little bit bitter with tropical fruits and some caramel notes with malt; finish is bitter with more tropical fruits; very good