crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly opaque medium amber hue with a white head that had good retention and no lace. Aroma had a strong hop presence, mostly resinous notes but there was some grapefruit, tropical fruits and a slight floral quality. Flavor had some nice sweet caramel malts upfront. Hops seemed to have more grapefruit than anything else. Finish was nice and dry. Moderate mouth feel.
ajnepple (4662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Wilburs. Reddish amber and hazy with a sticky light tan head. The aroma is resinous hops, pine, citrus and tropical fruit, light alcohol and light toasted malts. Similar flavor with a medium body and a thin feel. Lightly sweet with a lingering bitter finish.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice IIPA, citrus hops and alcohol dominating the flavor, with a good, long lasting flavor and full body.
crackedmachine (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewed by Evil Twin Brewing, Stratford, CT. Pours copper-amber with very thin light-tan head and light lacing. Aroma is sweet and syrupy, with a melange of hop characteristics (herbal, fruity) alongside caramel malt. Flavor is quite bitter upfront, resinous, piney...dominating semi-sweet caramel malt that cannot balance the bitterness. Bitter, astringent finish. Bitterness über alles.
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden amber with white head. Aroma is cereal malts. Lots of big malty flavor with bitter pine hops. Don’t think i got this to terribly fresh, the malts take over the hops.Nice caramel malt profile though with lots of hoppy bitterness.
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep cooper, amber hue.
Fruity esters, strong booze, 120 minute. Ivory.
Heavy, thick malts. Mild barleywine. Hops more bitter than any flavor, aroma.
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It may be that it has been a while since having a DIPA but this was packing some serious bitterness. The malt didn’t do much to mask that either. Overall this was right on point with the style.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I might have gotten to this bottle too late. But for sure a hop aroma and taste but mostly malt finish.
blankboy (7058) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a murky orange-amber with lots of floaties and an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Nice aroma of resiny and citrusy hops, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, sweet biscuity malt, a hint of spice and some light alcohol. Flavour’s also pretty good, and for the most part follows the aroma but there’s too much alcohol present, which detracts slightly from the enjoyment. Big, dry, bitter boozy finish. Almost astringent finish. Medium bodied. Less boozy and this would rate higher.
Pullins10 (18) - - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good surprise; didn't expect this to be such a solid IPA; a nice treat this evening
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