Thechasm442 (662) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 re rated with a fresh bottle
Served in a Duvel glass. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin white head and decent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, orange peel, pine resin, tangerine, lemons, and caramel. Taste is grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple up front. It gives way to a caramel malt with some breadiness and a floral back bone. Mouthfeel is medium and very little alcohol is present. It is a very easy to drink beer and an awesome example of the style.
NachlamSie (3213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from AJ’s Fine Foods. Well, here it is: the best beer that I consumed on my trip to Arizona. This stuff is glorious! It pours a solid orange color I like so well from the style with a frothy white head. This is the first beer I tried out here that made me utter "wow" upon taking a sniff. The floral bouquet is endlessly complex and strong. It’s a straight up IIPA with tons of citrus and evergreen. The hops run that gamut of citrus with a little rosemary and pineapple standing out. The malty sweetness is just a canvas except for the slightest biscuity note that makes things a little interesting. The palate is outstanding: dry, not too sticky, but still resinous.
TBone (15714) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Blind Tiger, NY
Clear bright copper-amber color, small white head. Fruity, citrus aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, resiny hoppyness in the flavor. Sweet bitter finish. Good drinkability. Nice one.
Scopey (11790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF. It pours amber, with a thick white head. The nose is fresh pine, grass, spice and caramel sweetness. The taste is pine, resin, leather, floral, leaf, oily hop, grass, spice and a touch of citrus peel, with a long bitter-dry finish. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation and slightly oily mouth-feel. Very savoury indeed, I would have like some juicy citrus to balance it out. A really good DIPA nonetheless.
seanmoto (6) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome!!! In my top three. Beautiful aroma, smooth mouth feel.
jonno (2441) - JAPAN - MAR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Pete for this treat. Good foamy head, solid carbonation and a clean as you like orange hue. Nose is soft citrus hops - very refined. Very balanced DIPA. Not too much sticky malt body and not a huge tongue blast of hops. Good solid bitter finish. Malt body is sweet on the finish. VERY well made - which is the hall mark of this brewery. Hides 9.5% very well too. Great lacing.
gregwilsonstl (1899) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great floral aroma. Dark clear amber copper. Heavy cascade flavor. Hops hide alcohol content.
TReAllanR (3) - - MAR 5, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great hoppy flavor, slightly sweet, great balance for a high alcohol %. Not overly malty, great hop presence.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice IPA. Hops are nice and smells unbelievable. Citrus is most noticeable with orange and grapefruit. Heavy piney sap is in there as well. The taste starts with grapefruit, cirtus, and even a hint of mango. Turns bitter toward the middle with piney hops that go till the finish. The finish leaves the mouth wet opposed to a dry, crisp end and lingers with bitterness. The 9.5% abv is well hidden. Nearly a religious experience!
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Lovely orange amber color with a huge, creamy white head. Attractive. Sugary orange nose, plenty of grassy hops. Spun sugar, angel food cake. The taste is bitter tropical fruits, more orange peel zest. Hoppy, sure, but grounded by some nice brioche-like malting that gives heft and importance to the mouthfeel. Creamy, silky on the tongue. Nice indeed. The body’s medium/full. The carbonation active and prickly. Overall, a great beer. Very tasty without resorting to being an over the top hop bomb. The alcohol’s hidden very well, I finished the 650ml bottle like it was nothing.