migwell (272) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got a bottle thatís about 10 months old and am assuming that a 9.5% ABV brew could only be effected positively by a bit of aging. Poured into an oversize wine glass. The aroma is malty and citrusy. Lingering small head, very well balanced on the palate, with a solid body. Pine, sugar, resin, tart citrus, well hidden kick, probably too well hidden. I donít change my ratings based on price, but I do change my buying habits, and while this is a fine example of a DIPA it is not competitive with several other easily available brews in this category (although I do think it kills Torpedo). Well done!
avena319 (14) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass.This is an excellent double IPA. The malt to hop balance is superb without the alcohol forwardness you might experience with some imperial IPAís. I think I will have another one.
Taboada (739) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from the tap on the 04/03/2016. Clear amber colour with medium foamy white head. Aroma of caramel, pine and flowers. Taste is strong but well balanced. Aftertaste is nice and warm. Next one please!
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22 oz bottle from poured to wine glass
Appearance: dark yellow, orange, golden, not a lot of head, no lacing, a bit hazy/cloudy
Smell: slight hoppy smell, sweet and fruity
Taste: well balance flavor specially the bitterness/alcohol, sweetness really comes out
Mouth Feel: Very good
Overall: very good beer
Drank: February 2014
mrjez (358) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 09/04/15, bought at Blackhearts & Sparrows in Melbourne. Pours a deep clear good with small white head. Big pine resin aroma, like walking through dense pine trees and breathing in. Unfortunately Iím not getting much fruit, it seems one-dimensional. The taste is piney also, although it has a big malt presence, earthy and lovely. It keeps the bitterness in check, no trace of the high ABV. The feel is excellent, full and gently carbonated, slight warming, lingering bitterness. I feel I got this a bit late (six months old), it probably goes a lot better when fresher.
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 11/09/2015. Orange and clear in colour. The aroma is very intensive and has some strong flower notes. Of course it's full of tropical fruits and very serious on zest. But above all the resin. Taste is well balanced but still quite bitter and resinous. Almost hot like ginger. Good stuff.
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2016 Bottle. Clear amber pour with a tall white head with good retention. Smells of tropical fruit, honey, grapefruit and floral hops. The taste follows the same notes, emphasis on the honey and citrus hops, but with a very nice amount of sweet mandarin oranges. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours Amber with a white head. Taste citrus, pine, caramel. I thought this was really good. I would drink this again.
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CpyNPrnT (601) - Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of pine, taste is piney, skunky, citrus, alcohol is well balanced, nice malt backbone. Bottle was a bit old. Would like to try fresh
johndoughty (4772) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden -orange appearance.Small head with a strong presence of alcohol. Hops and citrus are both very present. A true big hitter.