XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has big bold scents of hops, sweet and malty notes as well. Taste is a nice balance of malt and hops, has a nice bitter hop flavor, smooth finish.
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Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Palmer Place. Served in a tulip.
A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a nice off-white head. Sticky lace follows me down the glass.
S: Nice notes of citrus and some grassy with a little grapefruit.
T: Citrus smoothness, some grapefruit with a nice fruity sweetness up front. The malt body comes through in the middle and finishes a little bitter hops bite.
M: Medium to light bodied with a coating quality to it. Nicely carbonated.
O: Very solid offering from FW. The flavors blended together nicely. I haven’t been disappointed by any of their offerings yet.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-16-2011
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - Sweet, a bit of pine and citrus
Appearance - Clear Orange, minimal head
Taste - lightly to medium sweet
Palate - Medium body, thin texture with soft carbination and lightly bitter finish.
Other notes: served in 12oz snifter, ten minutes after in fridge. Very well balanced beer. Great IIPA if you’re not looking to get your tongue kicked in by hops. Another great beer by FSW. Cheers!
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear amber with a thick white head and lots of lace. Aromas are wonderful fruity hops. Taste follows suit with the aroma, tons of bitterness, medium body well hidden alcohol. This is a palate wrecker!
robforbes (2090) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear amber-orange with a medium size off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of citrus, hops, a touch floral, and caramel in the back.
taste is clean, citrus, hops, a touch of pine, caramel, and a malt back. ends nicely bitter.
TheCametron (2209) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Ben’s. Thanks Craig. Light Amber with a white head. Aroma is tropical with lots of Pines and some caramel. Not wildly bitter. Well balanced and not particularly radge. Safe by IIPA standards.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A showcase for hops which are wonderfully aromatic and flavorful without excessive bitterness. The hops are nicely balanced by the malt and perhaps the alcohol content. The grapefruit nose comes through in the taste and is a real plus for me.
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 Growler from Bowery Whole Foods: Pours a rich golden with pretty good clarity and a strong off white head. Huge bouquet- huge pine, bright citrus and lychee. Has a nice velvety body. Smooth carbonation and firm body without being sticky nor cloying. Big flavor with lots of citrusy hops, lychee, a firm doughy malt back (subtle) and a huge long bitter piney finish. Very clean and hoppy. A great westcoast IIPA.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BrewDog. Bright orange golden pour, thin white bubbles. Big grapefruit, light pineapple, big pine resin on the nose. Rich, resinous pine, grapefruit, maybe a little too much caramel malt, big boozy resin on the finish. Pretty standard American DIPA.
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle: Pours a light orange with a thick white head and mounds of CO2 release. Nice aroma of grapefruit and some spruce hops, nice caramel malts. Taste is amazingly sharp, clear, citrus hops and good malt balance. Very smooth to drink, does not feel like a DIPA. Amazingly good beer!