ALLOVATE (2551) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious DIPA, from go to whoa, even given it was bottled last October. Cool and into a snifter. Appears to suffer from chill haze as it settles. A hazed, pastel orange with fine conditioning and short-lived, frothy, off-white foam. Big, bold and pungent, resinous hop nose displaying notes of grapefruit, tangelo, mandarin and stewed rhubarb amongst some pine sap, eucalypt, camphor and pot pourri - complex and deep. Ooooh, there is some artisanal balance here. Big fruit, plummy and jammy with all that aroma at play throughout. Oily with plenty of presence. Lightly bitter peak before more plump fruit in the finish as well as a kick from the alcohol to remind one they are drinking a strong ale. Carbonation is prickly, heightening all that is going on. This is a sumptuous, big IPA. I need to go out and grab a few more and settle in for the night. Delicious!! (12fl.Oz, bottled 30/10/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
chuckstout (311) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big hop aroma pine and citrus, pours a clearance orange with dense pillowing off white head and great lacing. Light carbonation and and a smooth bitterness that increases through out the palette blending the citrus and pine along with a hint of alcohol before disappearing leaving you want another drink. Some nice malt character with a bit of rich bread and caramel sweetness to help roast round it out.
euniceradio (102) - Colton, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours deep orange sunset. Head is frothy white. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, citrus and light bready caramel. Taste is the same with tangerine and mango on the bitter finish. Good bright dipa. Most are malty. This is balanced on the hoppy side. Love it!
SuperTiti33 (747) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde. Fin collet. Nez: résineuse. Houblon frais. Agrume. Citron. Bouche: ronde. Petite chaleur d'alcool. Belle amertume. Fruité. Melon. Agrume. Finale sèche et résineux. Très bien.
katrinaez (416) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and tap. Had a long time ago for both. Remember they both were great. The tap Gave more citrus flavors, the bottle has a barrel aged taste to it.
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
THE best double IPA on the market, Firestone really hit a home-run with this one. Best of all, it’s available year round and is not hounded as a white whale (you know what I’m talking about w Pliny and Heady Topper)....while there are IPA’s that gleam higher stature, this one stands up to em all without one having to go crazy finding it.
PartyFowle (459) - - MAR 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Sunset-orange with brilliant clarity and a fuzzy off-white head. The aroma boasts wet grass, tangerine, mango, apricot, orange blossom and cotton candy; the flavor has lemon candies, orange cream, lavender and juicyfruit. The balance here is incredible and the fluffy medium body hides a good portion of the nearly double-digit ABV. Incredibly well-made, as is most everything Firestone does.
osowards (2) - - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had read the ratings, but this beer is better then I could have expected. Amazing!
nihtila (1477) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.8.2014. Bottle. Aroma is tropical fruits, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, fruity
coachd (269) - Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is huge citrus hops, spice and some sweetness showing through. Smells intense. Standard color if not a little more orange. Bright white head that adds greatly to the aesthetics. Taste is a citrus hop bomb which gives way to some honey in the aftertaste. Bitter but oddly drinkable. Palate is good. Overall well done, a little too bitter but I enjoyed it anyway.
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