seanmoto (6) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome!!! In my top three. Beautiful aroma, smooth mouth feel.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Pete for this treat. Good foamy head, solid carbonation and a clean as you like orange hue. Nose is soft citrus hops - very refined. Very balanced DIPA. Not too much sticky malt body and not a huge tongue blast of hops. Good solid bitter finish. Malt body is sweet on the finish. VERY well made - which is the hall mark of this brewery. Hides 9.5% very well too. Great lacing.
gregwilsonstl (1170) - Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great floral aroma. Dark clear amber copper. Heavy cascade flavor. Hops hide alcohol content.
TReAllanR (3) - - MAR 5, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great hoppy flavor, slightly sweet, great balance for a high alcohol %. Not overly malty, great hop presence.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice IPA. Hops are nice and smells unbelievable. Citrus is most noticeable with orange and grapefruit. Heavy piney sap is in there as well. The taste starts with grapefruit, cirtus, and even a hint of mango. Turns bitter toward the middle with piney hops that go till the finish. The finish leaves the mouth wet opposed to a dry, crisp end and lingers with bitterness. The 9.5% abv is well hidden. Nearly a religious experience!
jackl (5059) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Lovely orange amber color with a huge, creamy white head. Attractive. Sugary orange nose, plenty of grassy hops. Spun sugar, angel food cake. The taste is bitter tropical fruits, more orange peel zest. Hoppy, sure, but grounded by some nice brioche-like malting that gives heft and importance to the mouthfeel. Creamy, silky on the tongue. Nice indeed. The body’s medium/full. The carbonation active and prickly. Overall, a great beer. Very tasty without resorting to being an over the top hop bomb. The alcohol’s hidden very well, I finished the 650ml bottle like it was nothing.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper with off-white head that lasts. Amazing citrus & mango nose with hint of booziness. Perfectly rich mouthfeel with acidic hops throughout. The alcohol is fierce and not masked much, even though the malts are caramelly and sweet. I really enjoy the upfront alcohol in this, as all of the senses are attacked. Huge hops, fiery burn, sweet middle. Very enjoyable!
UDBeernut (1898) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a nice sized head, good retention. Tropical fruit in nose. Taste is pineapple and grapefruit, a bit of pine all backed by a strong caramel sweetness.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Tap @ MacGregors Penfield. Pours a clear light amber with a smallish head that doesn’t really seem to leave much lacing. Heavy citric hops in the nose. Impressive hop rate. Taste follows suit. Light malt backbone which I really like in DIPA’s... not to say that this beer is dry, but it isn’t super sticky sweet either. Anyway, I really liked it.
LetsGoState (624) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is medium white head with clear amber. Aroma is a sweet earthy hop. Taste is bitter and grassy but with a nice citrus blend. Overall a solid IPA.