dresden (1065) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Incredible hop aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, peach and other citrus with a little pine. Tastes like it smells but it’s incredibly easy drinking at 9.5%. One of the best IIPA I know of.
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber. Wow - what a monster, and truly awesome. Big time west coast DIPA with loads of citrus hops. Well balanced. Tremendous.
bth122 (1324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottte this time. Also had on draft before. Poured a pretty good lookin’ gold color, medium full head. Awesome aroma of citrus fruit hops. Medium-full bitterness. Medium full body, creamy texture, ave carbonation. Long bitter finish. Great mouthfeel. Fresh piney, grapefruit, peach, hop up front, followed by some maltiness in the background, the ending with nice bitter hop. Excellant stuff.
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
13/V/2012 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2012-492) Thanks to Jeremy for the bottle!
Clear orange beer, big bubbly off-white head, very stable, pretty adhesive as well. Aroma: lots of passion fruits, very sweet ripe pineapple, little piny, some citrus. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet malty start, lots of citrus fruit, passion fruit, some grapefruit, piny, honey, nice fruity bitterness. Aftertaste: lots of ripe sweet exotic fruits, passnion fruit and mango, nice bitterness. Amazing stuff.
oRos (1293) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from total wine sac. Beer is copper in color with a white head. Aroma is hops beer is sweet grapefruitness with a nice hop bitter finish!
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA should be the benchmark for all DIPAs.. stacks up all round buy this beer! Gutted its now a finished bottle!
PhillyCraft (3709) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 On tap tons of times and loads of bottles. Maybe the best and most consistent ipa on the market. Poured a vibrant orange, thin body. Impressive lacing and stickyness to glass. Aroma is ripe grapefruit, tangerine. Juicy up front with just the right bitter hops in the back. Taste is delicious fruity hop character, dank cheesey tangy hops, with grapefruit, pine, honey, pineapple and earthy basil quality in finish. Awesome IPA that reminds me of elder. Another homerun from FW.
ATTWNone (7) - - MAY 8, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great DIPA. Going broke between bombers of DIPA and six packs of the Union Jack.
omega (778) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 Pity I have to drink this beer in double time (wine tasting I am late for...). Hefty weight in the middle and back palate for this beer. I fine example of a DIPA.
RERATE: Better than I remembered.
skmikeg (1161) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Pours amber orange with a nice white soapy head that lingers nicely. Aroma is of orange, tangerines, grapefruit, tropical fruits, apricot, and some pine, and some sweet malts. flavor is similar to nose with ton of citrus hop including tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and also pine resin, and sweet and earthy malts. Has a medium body with a super creamy mouthfeel and dry, bitter hop finish. overall, a very tasty DIPA that hide the 9.5 ABV very well.