kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent DIPA. Not overbearing in hops or citrus, just in refreshing goodness.
bax (1187) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Bottle 7/4-2011) Good balance between the sweetness and bitterness. American, American and American hops what could go wrong.
Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the local option; pour is a beautiful gold with a huge pillowtop head in this tulip. Ridiculous cobweb lacing as well. Big herbal, pines, citrus hop profile on the nose. I feel like this is one of those brews with diminishing returns, however. The malt backbone doesn’t cover it for me; its a nice hopped up IPA, for sure, and a nice variation obviously, but it seems too straightforward, I think.
tgncc (2923) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is sweatsock, floral, earth. The appearance is translucent amber, off white head. The flavor is caramel, bread, flowers. The finish is resin, floral. Medium/thick in body. Very good, not as good as Yang.
DocLock (8086) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Verified this is the 8%. Bottles from Smith’s and Capone’s. Wow, this is my third cherry popper of the evening. After tonight, I’m going to be looser than Lindsey Lohan after an L.A. Laker post-game party. On to the review. The pour is turbid pumpkin orange colored, toward canary but promarily orange, with a huge fluffy 4-finger white head. The nose is juat astounding, a medley of intense tangeriney and pineaplly citrus, heavy hops, black pepper, honeydew, and honey. The taste is rich, veru complex, with an initial heavy caramel malty flavor mixed with the huge IBU load, with heavy black pepper, tangerine, pineapple, chardonnay, and some star fruity notes. The palate is dense and absolutely delicious. This one is incredibly good, and it is not a stretch to place it in the upper echelon of IIPAs. I suspect it would fare quite well for itself in a blind tasting with the world’s finest. Get ya some, and do it before it’’s gone.
blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Piney hoppy aroma with floral and light citric notes, and pale malts. The flavor has floral and piney hops, light sweet notes and a hint of citrus. Solid.
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at RnH with Andrew, Streets, and Kyle. Poured a hazy, amber orange body with nice white lacing. Aroma is super fresh pine and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of fresh citrus, spicy pine, grass hops.
BrewBoxer (2207) - New York, New York, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft.hazy gold color. Nice lacing. Citrusy pine lemon smell. Taste is similar. Really good. Abv is not present
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - APR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden orange and clear colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of fruits like citrus and peaches. Spices, hops and grass hints too. Fruity notes in the taste too with medium sweetness and a lovely medium to heavy bitter touch. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, and a nice bitter dry finish. Very good.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at rattle. Awesome iipa, rich and spicy... Not overly aggressive for 8%. Would get this again.