50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2011 On tap at Toronado.. Eerily similar to the Younger. Amber in color with great hop aromas. A huge caramel malt backbone in this bad boy to counter those grapefruit flavored hops...
Zymurgeist2 (734) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rose and Crown for SF Beerweek. Massive grapefruit and floral jump out to the glass. Beautiful aroma. Very full mouthfeel with great malt backbone. The hops and bitterness make this a complex and well rounded beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from City Beer Store. Pours a nice clear copper with a medium sticky white head- great lace. Aroma is sticky sappy pine, big upfront citrus, orange grapefruit and pineapple hints- fresh and powerful hops. Flavor is light cracker some slight honey but not too sweet, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, juicy with pine and weed resins. Finish is good bitterness, clean and mostly dry. Pretty good!
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber thanks to DaSilky1. Pours a clear amber with a thin, off-white head. Nose is powerful citrus and pine. Very fresh and potent aroma that was quite impressive. Taste was of fresh citrus and some sweet malts. Mouthfeel was sweet and bitter. Very good.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very orangy amber, medium head, very sudsy. Aroma is citrus, pine, and caramel malt. A bit of sweetness up front gives way to nice, moderately intense bittering and hints at stonefruit and sweet citrus. The bittering lingers for a moment but definitely doesn’t overstay its welcome. This is fantastically balance, I really didn’t expect such a great composition. Extremely reminiscent of 90 Minute IPA or Hopslam. Delicious.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. A great refreshing citrusy double ipa. Cloudy yellow with a nice white head.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Aggressive pour resulted in minimal head with some lacing. Fruity aroma, I pick up a tangerine like smell but do not notice the grapefruit. The first noticeable taste is bitter fruit that quickly becomes malty and finishes bitter with a very slight sweet taste. This is a really good Double IPA. I should have tried this side by side with Pliny!
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2011 Tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Light yellow orange appearance with a white head. Very floral hoppiness that mostly dominates the pale malts. Very floral and very citrusy hop flavor that makes up most of the flavor of the beer. Grapefruity, bitter finish..
AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. Bottle dated 12/15/10. Drank 2/18/11. Poured into Duvel tulip.
APPEARANCE: Pours orange gold. Quite translucent/filtered.
Off-white, cream colored head is about 2 fingers, has lengthy duration, and fair amount of lacing.
AROMA: Citrus, floral, cantaloupe, pine. Very clean, balanced, robust, and delightful. Faint hint of resinous hops and wet hay on nose as well.
TASTE: More hop-forward (ie, less balanced) than aroma. Pine, citrus, resinous hops. Some floral/honey-like malt sweetness.
Finish is more flavor-hop focused than excessively bitter. Bitterness and its duration are on the lighter side for the style - which I prefer.
Subtle graininess on finish as well.
MOUTH FEEL: Medium bodied. Some minimal amount of syrupiness.
OVERALL: A solid imperial/double IPA. Aroma is particularly impressive. However, little in the way of extremely unique characteristics. Appearance could have been slightly better if the beer was less filtered.
Chalsk (962) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 Growler from Cloverleaf. Pours a clear copper color with a white foam head. Has an aroma of grapefruit, caramel, pine, and booze. Very malty smooth. Sweet grapefruit taste with a more mellow but tasty hop hit. with some booze on the back end. Damn tasty. Unique in that it comes to play but is somehow still mellow.