brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Pours a classic sunset orange color with a finger length white head that goes down slowly and leaves a thick lacing. Pretty good carbonation coming off the glass. Smells like an ipa should. Lots of resinous pine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, maybe some papaya. Tiny bit of a bready malt presence. Pretty dry. Taste starts with the resinous pine, grapefruit, and orange. Then there is a decent malt presence that brings some carmel and breadiness to balance it a little. Very resinous, dry finish with more pine, grapefruit, some pineapple, papaya, along with some sweetness to cut the hops. Almost like a bubblegum flavor. The hops get more abrasive as it goes down. Pretty hefty body for a single ipa. Creamy and surprisingly clean mouthfeel for such a hoppy beer due to the lively carbonation. Extremely well done ipa that lives up to the hype in my opinion..
thornecb (5361) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark gold into a shaker. Off white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Pine and citrus aromas. Sweet hot resin and grapefruit upfront turning to mild sourdough before the lastin pith finish.
jsporrer (521) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear medium amber with a medium head of white foam. Nice citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is fairly good and somewhat sweet with just a hint of bitterness. Not too harsh. Good but not great.
GenDV138 (5469) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at City Tap House during the SAVOR Week event. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, light malt. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, pine, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (6999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of citrus in this and a very nice malt backbone. Bitter finish. Bigger body here than most of the other hop bombs Ive had tonight. Good, but certainly not a 100/100 beer. Tap at city tap house.
HeadyDE (703) - Delaware, USA - MAY 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour..bottled 5.13..super fresh..pours a dipa like medium orange with 1 finger creamy head..nose is crazy good bursting with citrus..getting a nice combo of honeydew melon, cantaloupe n grapefruit..light to medium bodied..grapefruit comes through more on taste..hop hit is good from start to finish..pine character more evident in mouthfeel..solid combo of citrus n pine..coats palate with hoppy goodness and excellent bitterness to round out the equation..very tasty ipa
malkyore (373) - - MAY 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super solid ipa. Very fresh tasting with solid balance. Itís got the whole double ipa hops without the double ipa commitment to being hungover via 13% behemoth beer. I like it a lot.
ChadPolenz (1622) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA
AROMA: Fairly strong aroma of citrus and melon. Clean, bright scent with slight tea leaves or pine needles. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Orange proper hue; quite cloudy but carbonation is visible. Average, off-white, foamy head. Good retention and lacing. 2/3
FLAVOR: Intense dank bitterness. Delectable combination of fruit juice concentrate, bitter citrus pith and some pine/green tea on the finish. Malt is strong enough to offer balance, but is not sweet or distinguishable. 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; crisp and well carbonated. Alcohol is subtle and slightly warming but tolerable. Dry, slightly astringent aftertaste. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: A standard IPA that goes above and beyond. Palette is a bit familiar, but execution is impressive. 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 43/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a peppery crisp dry finish.
sjogro (2188) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Maakun. Almost clear golden with white head. Thick pine resin with fruity notes, citrus, pineapple, rye-ish, spicy, some marijuana-like hoppiness. Over medium sweet, medium bitter. Full body, oily, resiny, almost honey-like. Lower than average carbonation.
Maakun (3064) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared, thanks to jtclockwork for the trade! Clear orange golden with white head. Some pine needles and resin, thick sweet sugary malts, mango, toffee, caramel, pineapple. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with nice syrupy feel.