ryecatcher (803) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really like this one. Lots of citrus (heavy grapefruit) hints of mango, gorgeous golden orange. I could go on, but it’s all been said already. IPAs are pretty much my favorite style, and this one I bought on a recommendation from a beer-buddy so it wasn’t that much of a reach. Just drink it.
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (thanks veliempojot!) Deep golden cloour, smalll head, Aroma is fresh fruits, sugar and some nectarines. Flavour is fruits, nectar and honey. Way too sweet to be nice.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clean golden with a finger of white pillowy head. Big bubbles. Smell is very piney, strong bitter. Taste is bitter, but not super overpowering. Pine and floral hoppieness. Waxy finish. Crisp and drinkable. Not a bad IPA at all for the price.
high_on_hops (632) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice gold color and a white lacy head. The aroma is very citrusy (lemon zest) and piney. The flavor is strong on the pine, with a somewhat spicy aftertaste where the citrus appears.
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QuezXLV (398) - Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is intensly hoppy and sweet. Wow ... The hops are strong but there is a very unique floral taste.
jsquire (3499) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the ’12 GABBF. Clear deep golden color with a sticky off white head. Huge hop candy nose with tons of grapefruit. This is a hop jolly rancher beer. Sweet with red grapefruit, pineapple and lots of sugars. All supported by a thick malty base. This is a big IIPA.
Ttrunk (56) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 I hope my opinion wasn’t to tainted by the Port Brewing Co. double IPA. This did not have the same full body.
I had it a second time and I enjoyed it, but there are better IPAs out there
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First Firestone Walker brew. Snifter. Nose is copious amount of pine and grapefruit with an earthy scent. Like a grapefruit had sex with a pine tree that had a bee hive in it. Honey undertones also were in the aroma. This one poured a nice golden amber color with an effervescent, lively head. Taste was full of hops and smooth caramel malts. Some honey malt crept into the mix as well. Overall this was very drinkable and enjoyable. Bitter and sweet flavors meld perfectly here.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big thanks to OmegaX for this one. The scent was FULL of honey and hops, a tad like tree sap altogether. Tasted fantastic, lots of hops that were fresh and bitter with a sharp aftertaste were enticing. Undertones of rich malts and smooth alcohol demolished the palate with aggressive notes of grapefruit and graham cracker. Insane.
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into pint glass. Huge billowing head retreats but leaves its signature on the glass, notes of Pine needles, mango, grapefruits. This is a well balanced and world class DIPA.
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