polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2010. Aroma has notes of citrus, resin, caramel and grapefruit. Medium clear amber hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is very sweet and very very bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery soft. Overall a nice IIPA but the appearance is to clear and not enough head and lace.
gururyan (644) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a yellow gold, tinged with burnt orange. Aroma is promising, a touch heavy in the mids. Nice for a change from the norm, for a short bit.
Thechasm442 (385) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 re rated with a fresh bottle
Served in a Duvel glass. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin white head and decent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, orange peel, pine resin, tangerine, lemons, and caramel. Taste is grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple up front. It gives way to a caramel malt with some breadiness and a floral back bone. Mouthfeel is medium and very little alcohol is present. It is a very easy to drink beer and an awesome example of the style.
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from AJís Fine Foods. Well, here it is: the best beer that I consumed on my trip to Arizona. This stuff is glorious! It pours a solid orange color I like so well from the style with a frothy white head. This is the first beer I tried out here that made me utter "wow" upon taking a sniff. The floral bouquet is endlessly complex and strong. Itís a straight up IIPA with tons of citrus and evergreen. The hops run that gamut of citrus with a little rosemary and pineapple standing out. The malty sweetness is just a canvas except for the slightest biscuity note that makes things a little interesting. The palate is outstanding: dry, not too sticky, but still resinous.
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Blind Tiger, NY
Clear bright copper-amber color, small white head. Fruity, citrus aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, resiny hoppyness in the flavor. Sweet bitter finish. Good drinkability. Nice one.
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF. It pours amber, with a thick white head. The nose is fresh pine, grass, spice and caramel sweetness. The taste is pine, resin, leather, floral, leaf, oily hop, grass, spice and a touch of citrus peel, with a long bitter-dry finish. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation and slightly oily mouth-feel. Very savoury indeed, I would have like some juicy citrus to balance it out. A really good DIPA nonetheless.
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 (1255) - 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.