dangjdangel (40) - - SEP 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely delicious. Poured from a bottle from LetsPour. Poured an amber gold with small head. Very well balanced DIPA, possibly a new favorite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobertDale (5323) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus, florals, grass, and malt. Taste is citrus fruit, grass, florals, pine, and light malt. Well balanced. Good stuff!!
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge hop aromas and flavors of tangerine, grapefruit, citrus zest, cat pee and florals, with rich layers of honeyed malt bread. Rich, concentrated and balanced. Long, lingering flavors of tangerine, citrus rind, honey and cling to the palate. A classic IIPA. Nothing surprising, though nothing wrong. A dependable beer.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very delicious double ipa i think this one wasnt as fresh so the hop aroma had died down and could have been better. in fact i have had fresher or tap beers that were more crisp and aromatic. but still one of the best double ipas
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Bens. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair tan head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, passion fruit, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Fairly bitter. Lovely.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Amber with white head. Massive resin pine aroma, caramel, grapefruit, peach. Taste is similar, pine, sharp citrus fruits. Nice bitter finish. Enjoying it more the more I drink. Very nice
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ...amber... big white head ... soft floral zezty pepper orange hop nose ... very juicy fruits ... orange fruits ... mellow nice sofe peachy
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well, let’s just start by saying that this is pretty much as close to perfection as a DIPA comes in my book. I have held my breath for about 3 years waiting to get a bottle of this and would like to thank the GBBF 2012 for getting this to our shores, and better still getting it here as fresh as possible. 22oz Bottle. Pours deep, warm gold with a copper/amber hue. Big fluffy white head which reduces to decent covering a few cm’s high. Aroma is a big pine/tropical fruit fest. Comes on strong with the aroma of pine, hop resin, mango, tangerine, honey, flowers. It just smells the part, most of all the aromas are as clean as a whistle, no smudgy malt here, the malt is crisp as are all other aromas. Flavour enters on an equally resinous note with pine to the fore giving way to lovely tropical fruits, certainly with notes of blood orange, more tangerine, mango, and some nice citrus qualities as well. It’s backed up with just the right amount of caramel and light toffee sweetness to balance the lovely hoppiness. The malt is of a soft and almost delicate honeyed style, just there to support the hops, it’s what keeps the beer so fresh feeling. Finish is all about subtle resin notes, a hint of earthiness which I think has crept in since the first bottle I had a month ago (how quickly our beloved hops begin to turn) and classical citrus rind, grapefruit and so on. The reason I rate this beer so highly is it’s drinkability. This drinks like a 7.5% IPA. I hate when DIPA’s become to chewy or thick and malt dominant. This is a true west coast expression and a monument to how to sculpt a great DIPA. This could have been stupidly hopped, but there’s just enough restraint to make this a true class act rather than a novelty DIPA. Hats off to FstW. You guys rule. I have a 2011 Parabola that’s been sitting in my collection for 1 year and a quarter, I look forward to it whole hartedly. Any hop head or appreciater of fine wares has to seek this beer out and drink it, I urge you, you will not be disappointed. Selah.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty incredible beer. Affordable, considering how delicious it is. Great flavor with a lovely hoppiness and a crisp finish. Dark amber color for an IPA, easy to find.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Alewife Queens. Pale amber pour with a nice tight white head. The aroma is very bright and peppery. A bit of sweet toasted malt and a lot of pine and citrus character. A touch of grapefruit and some sweet lightly estery character. A touch of pepper and some bright dry-hopped resinousness. Awesome stuff.