michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, resin, light citrus, and light crystal malt. Poured amber/orange in color with a large, creamy, rocky, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, citrus, pine, resin, light citrus, slight crystal malt, and some wood. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium sweet, heavily bitter, hop, pine, citrus, orange, resin, finish is dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Cybercat (2907) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma is quite hoppy with a subtle evergreen undertone and a hint of sour citrus that is not quite grapefruit and not quite orange. It pours a beautiful clear dark golden amber with a thick, frothy, off-white head. Hoppy flavor has hints of evergreen, sour orange and even malt. Full-bodied texture is edgy and lively, leaving behind a hoppy tingle.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A new variant of the excelent double IPA with the same name, but with stronger alcohol. A beautyfull pour that is deep hazy orange with a inch high off white head. The nose is nicely hopped with touches of pine and dry apricots backed up by a well balanced malt feeling. The mouthfeel is medium with a nice creamy touch that smoothen you toung and leads to a bitter and creamy finish. The alcohol seems a bit more balanced and is suiting the beer better than its big brother with its ten percent. A fine hoppy bitterness combined with a nice malty sweetness. Thumps up for remewing a good beer and making it better.
mrmartin (648) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dipa. Hazy amber-copper. Small off white. head. Resiney nose. Citrusy hops. mild dry finish. Good but nothing to right home about
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy golden color, large white head, solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of wet grass. Taste is smooth biscuits, straw, lemon peel. OK.
italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour nice layer of off white head light sticky lacing .... aroma is of floral and funky hops and biscuity malts ..... taste is of biscuity malts, citrusy and floral hops .... little sweet and citrusy with some resiny hops .... bitter hoppy that lingers in the finish ... more like a british ipa was a decent brew
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing. Confirmed that this was NOT the 10% version. Pours with a hazy golden body with a lasting white head and good lace. Aromas are hoppy, malty, tea, orange, medium esters and some grapefruit. Flavors of orange marmalade, tea, tangerine, caramel, citrus and bready. Medium bubbles. Lasting bready flavors. Dry, lightly warming.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and bubblegum. Sweet malty and fruity flavour, especially tangerine. Medium bitter finish
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a rich golden shade of orange with a frothy, off-white head head. Itís quite cloudy and lacing clings to the glass walls. The aroma is quite hoppy, though it could be punched up a notch or two. The hops tend toward tangerines, pineapples, strawberries, pine and marijuana. Thereís some sugary caramel underneath, but itís not too strong. The malt sweetness picks up on the palate, and the beer is fairly sweet. The hops donít quite reign things in enough, but they do their level best and the finish is fairly bitter. Unfortunately, the flavor also washes out a bit somehow towards the end. Mouthfeel starts full but thins a bit. Carbonation is relatively low. Thereís a touch of booze, not bad nor good for an 8% abv beer. This is tasty stuff, but it doesnít blow me away, and Iím a bit disappointed, given the high price tag.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours a clear, golden-orange with a finger of white head and a little bit of lacing.
S: Starts off better than the Katz Pis. Actually has some citrus to it with some wood, herbal hops, and pine. There is a mild grapefruit note to go along with the intense sweetness of caramel and toffee.
T: Overall, the flavor of this beer is quite sweet. Toffee, caramel, and brown sugar really dominate the flavor. There is a bit of herbal and woody hops with a light touch of citrus.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: Not horrible, but just way too sweet without anywhere near enough hop character.