dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a thin white head. Nose is bitter with grassy hops, honey, and citrus. Smooth and tangy to start with a malty gliding start and a finish of complex citrus hop, sage, resin, and faint nutmeg. A hop haven. nice beer with no telling element of the hefty alcohol it hides.
bbbeer (528) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, bubbly with small white head. Aroma of an evergreen forest with some grapefruits and flowers around. Medium-full body, a bit of alcohol, not much, some mild carbonation. Nicely bitter hop flavor more piney than citrusy with restrained malt balance and long finish. Pretty much just like I would want an IIPA to be.
williamherbert (1196) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy citrus and pine oil aroma. Bready malt balance. Intense hop character.
The appearance is bright, clear orange. tons of carbonation. Decent head retention.
The flavor is spicy, woody hop at first; burns the tongue a bit. Malts of earthy amber stock; red and spicy. Some finished wood. (Great burp!) Very spiced up. An alcoholic burn at the end.
The feel is chewy, fizzy, thick and very sticky. A big, woody Imperial IPA with a solid balance. Burns just a little.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis tasting.
Pours hazy amber with a tan head.
Aroma is heavy hoppy with notes of caramel, pine, peach, grape and tee.
Flavour is very smooth and balanced, typical IIPA with notes of bitter hops, caramel, peach and pine.
Gription79 (2128) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber
Aroma: pine/citrus/spicy/earthy hops
Taste: get a lot of the same hop profile with additional bitterness/resin, sweet malts, light toasted malt
This is one of the best IIPAs that I have had. Will have to buy more while I still can.
Beerman6686 (3734) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ths poured a cloudy orange colot with an off white head, Arona was cutrs fruits, and a good amount of caramel, a little disappointing. Flavor was very odd, Most of what I would consider mediocre IPAs start of with good hop, flavor but dispate into malt, this one was the complete opposite. Started of malty and then finished with a fruity bitter finish. Odd and meh.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hop flavor...bright and clean, almost like wet-hopped. Bottle taken care of, but still substantial chill haze. The alcohol is there, but not harsh and is well behind the hop flavor. The bitterness is pretty low for a DIPA. Tons of hops added at the end of brewing. Quite pleased with this one.
neur0 (795) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Flasche) Farblich ein dunkles Gelb mit einem roten Einstich. Das Aroma ist fruchtig-tangerineartig oder graipfruitartig und das sehr schön "rund". Der Grundgeschmack ist süßlich-malzig und im Abgangist es recht breit Bitter. Auf der Zungenspitze und Retronasal schmeckt man das fruchtige Aroma. Zusammengefasst ist es sehr lecker, aromatisch und man schmeckt den Alkohol nicht.
jfb (3416) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. very tangy aroma of pineapples, mango, passion fruit and ginger, with light notes of powdered sugar, very resinous. flavour is mostly the same, lots of resin and tropical fruits, with a hint of caramel and a pronounced grapey bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation. nicely balanced with subdued sweetness.
Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This starts with a nice big punch of hop aroma, orange and grapefruit being the predominant notes. Pours a clear amber, with a huge fluffy white head. The flavor is not quite a punch of hops, as it is an aggressively hop forward beer, with a big malt profile to soften and balance it out. Very easy drinking, with just a hint of heat pointing out the alcohol content. I’m very impressed with this one.