JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite sweet and syrups. A little bit of orange citrusy hops, some grapefruit and a pronounced booziness in the aroma. Rick flavour with a lot more pine than was noticable in the nose. Sweet hops. The beer is a whole lot sweeter than I like with a lingering cloying honeyish sweetness, despite the ample hopping.
vtafro (2331) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Paul’s new decade tasting. One of the better hop bombs I’ve had, no malt balance in this "triple" IPA, just citrus, pine, fruit hop flavors. Abv no existant at 11 plus.
malrubius (1559) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange with head and lace. Grapefruit glue aroma. Grapefruity fruit syrup sweet with astringent bitterness. Proving again that bigger is not better.
TomDecapolis (4387) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a hazy deeper orange with a medium bubbly off white head that left some spotty lacing. Aroma of resiny hop notes, pine, orange, floral hop notes, some light caramel character. Flavor of pine resin, light alcohol, grapefruit, other citrus and floral hop notes. Loads of hop flavor and aroma. Some tea, toasted malt and caramel hints.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was really impressed by this beer. Pours orange with white head. Huge floral and grapefruit/ctirus arouma. Taste is lots of sweet caramel and honey, though it was beginning to verge on cloying. A bit grassy and grainty. Bitter is well balanced. Alcohol is almost completely masked by the hops.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a hazy orange with a thin head. Loads of pine and citrus, touch of malt. Lots of caramel and spicy earthy hop bitterness. Nice slow bitter finish with some caramel sticking around. Also… 11.5%? wow, no idea at all. Well hidden.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber body with a white head. Dusty hop tones, vine, floral, light soap. Honey and some bitter grapefruit notes. Citrus, grass, grain, and the hops are fading fast, drink em if ya got’em.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold copper with a thin white head. Aroma is moderately hoppy over some crackery malts, light caramel sweetness- hops are minty, slight medicinal grassy, tea floral, citrus and light pine- some phenolics though. Flavor comes through a bit more with citrus hops, grapefruit and orange peel, still more off phenolics gets a bit minty- moderately dry considering the high abv, which leaves for an ok bitterness. A bit better than expected from BBW, but still not great for a DIPA.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle via trade with boamr - Pours a hazy amber color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is floral and pine hops and light toasted malt. Flavor is hops and licorice. Licorice!? Medium body. A nice IPA. Thanks Ryan.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit notes, rich cracker malt, alcohol. Flavor really keeps up the bitterness despite the high gravity, but is also hampered a bit by alcohol. Kind of reminded me of 120 Minute, but on much lighter steroids.