Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at DLD. Poured clear medium golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up juicy floral and pineapple notes over a citrus meat and lesser pale base.. nice and tropical in nature. The flavor was juicy again with more floral and pineapple notes leading.. grapefruit joined in through the finish.. there was enough maltage to support, and it worked well in the background. Slick feel on the palate with grainy bitterness on the finish.. smelled and tasted great, but only flowed OK.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler sample thanks to SoLan. Golden color with a white head. Nose is citrusy,hops. Palate is full of hops, citrus, bitter with a dry finish. Medium bodied and a very good IPA.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy miketd. Growler. Orange/gold/copper, white carbonation. Take 2 Hearted and add a touch of west coast juiciness and couple dank nugs and you get this. Medium body, balanced, dry, easy to drink. World class IPA.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from growler, courtesy SoLan. Clear golden color, moderately thick white head. Nice strong floral aroma, pine resin. Taste has a nice clean strong floral taste, no astringency. A quality IPA.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glad to see this made it to DLD 2010. Pours hazy dark orange with small off-white head. Aroma was very nice. Loaded with fresh hops, pine, and tons of citrus. Flavor was a bit more mellow than the aroma. Tasted pine, citrus, hops and light caramel. Did not have tongue buckling bitterness I was hoping for. Still a really good IPA overall.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DLD. Slightly hazed copper with sticky head. Nose is super packed with aroma, resin, pine & cat pee. Really fresh hop nose. Taste is a bit green for my liking, could use some more brash bitterness to balance it out. Still, a really full flavored and aromatic beer. Pretty good stuff.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap glass at Dark Lord Day. Aroma of hops was solid resiney and pine,that full rich power sniff that only a few brewmasters seem to nail down. The flavor ws even better,that big rich hop Christmas pine and resin flavor,with a tantalizing caramel sweetness that would almost make it more of a pale ale,had not those hops been so out front. What a great surprise to see it there after a few Ratebeerians tried to talk the owner from bringing it to the event the day of the event,figuring the keg wouldnt be settled yet. Obvious ,no damge was suffered,one of the big highlights of the day
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours a clear amber color with a very large, frothy white head. Lacing is above average. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and citrus dominate due to the ridiculous hops. Palate is very smooth with a clean, crisp finish. Bitterness is well balanced throughout and the taste is pure Heaven with the hops. One of the BEST IPAís I have ever tasted - I truly hope they start bottling this beer soon and shipping it to DC!
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper with a white head, bright citrus hops pine, pale malts. Well balanced, citrusfloral and pine on the finish.
pjj16 (14) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nectar of the Gods. My current and possibly all-time favorite. Aroma is dank, delicious hops. Taste is sublime and cascading; more an experience than a flavor. Bitterness crests at the point of perfection and then backs away into a crisp finish that leaves you eagerly awaiting the next quaff.