Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with good thin layer of offwhite head. Sweet caramel and piney resinous hop profile. Bottle might have been just a little old, which seemed to have mellowed out the hop punch just a bit, but overall, Pretty damn solid.
backdaft (200) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a deep orange gold color. Thin white head leaves some spotty lacing. Light aromas of pine resin & caramel malt. Taste is more promising. Piney resin, light citrus, and a bit of sweet caraml maltiness. Medium bodied with some lingering bitterness/sweetness.
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de65 cl en el lúpulo. Octubre de 2013. Floral y bastante lupulada con toques ligeramente dulces afrutados. Cuerpo medio con 8.5 vol. y sensación pastosa en boca. Color ámbar anaranjado y bastante turbio. Bastante buena, para repetir sin problema.
StefanSD (2070) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is strong with pine and cat piss. The taste is more of the same. Strong, bitter pine set in an amber malt base. The palate is full and smooth and the carbonation is soft. Finishes medium in duration. Overall: Not thrilled with this one.
biirusaikou (519) - - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cedar version. Mild floral nose, then mostly pine and herbal hops, unpleasant dry finish. Not my thing, too dry on the palate which does kill most flavors.
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; release #83, bottled 12/2/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, floral, grass, light pine, bread, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/tropical hops with a fair amount of malt balance; and good strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, citrus rind, light peach, pine, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of crisp citrus rind/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, citrus rind, light peach, pine, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops with light-moderate malt sweetness; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and very sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA. All around good complexity of citrus/tropical hops with light-moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
curepute (138) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber color, barely any head. Big malty nose, dank hops. Taste has tropical dank hops, sweet caramel toast malts. Finishes long and bitter. It’s not a palate wrecker but close, nice flavorful balance for a double IPA.
andrewje41 (306) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour. Copper pour with medium white head. Very hoppy with a slightly bitter finish. Pretty good.
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Hopulent IPA pours a cloudy reddish orange with an ivory head that lasts and lasts and leaves thick lacing. The aroma is controlled by citrus hops but I pick up biscuits and leaves in the background. The hops hit the palate up front with citrus, orange and tangerine, but leave enough room for a bread flavor before the bitter hops hang on well into the aftertaste. Overall this is a nice beer. I would be pleased to have more.
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz on nitro at the brewery. Looks copper/ orange with a picture perfect nitro white head. Aroma is a little muted, expectedly so, but I get some tropical hop notes. Plenty of hop flavor comes through in a fruity way, lots of mango, pineapple and something cheesy, perhaps. The malts are clean and give adequate bready balance. I speculate this could be even better on CO2, but this is mere speculation.