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 (2129) - 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 (2266) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Benís. 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 (782) - 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 (3037) - 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!
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another winner from this brewery. Love it. Puts a little light. The color is deceiving looks weak. But certainly proved me wrong. Worth finding, worth buying.
stravale (2701) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ BrewDog Edinburgh 280912
Bronze amber, clear, bubbly white head that dissipates
Aroma - citrus hops, some grassy hops, lots of hops, background of sweet soft caramel malts, alcohol noticeable
Taste as aroma. citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, herbal aromatic notes. Not that fruity...maybe itís a bit old, rich malt backbone, booze quite noticeable
Palate - medium carb and body. Finish quite boozy, complex tail of alcohol, bit herbal with some tropical fruits, fairly bitter dry hop, slight metallic note
Overall - Maybe itís me but it didnít bowl me over, itís a pretty good. beer but nothing amazing. Maybe itís a lot better out of the bottle.
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly chilled 12oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass. 1/4" sudzy white head with good amount of lattice. Color is a light mahogony almost orange. Aroma is a wave of various citrus, clover, spice, and some dark buckwheat honey. Zest fizzy entry hits you with crispness, then the afore mentioned middle backbone of malt, which has a toasted raisen breadish element, as well as honey, and burnt sugar. But not too sweet at all. Then citrusy hops of tangerine , orange, even dark cheery hit you. Medium mouthfeel, not hard to drink, and yes alcohol is well masked but there is a small burn there. Long lasting complex finish, a beer to be savored and reflceted upon with each sip.