EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a solid DPA. Pours golden honey with a hue of orange and light lacing of white head. Huge aroma of hoppy citrus (grapefruit/orange), malty caramel, and a dab of basil. Medium body of perfectly balanced caramel malt with a touch of sweetness, and bitter citrus that is just slightly resiny. Finish is smooth and clean with a light lingering of bitter orange peel. Insanely balanced and drinkable for 9.5% ABV.
Alexmestas (29) - - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pure and clean hops. The maltiness in this one is more subdued, probably due in large part to the high alcohol content. It's a nice balance. The hot split the pallet just right and lingers a bit but it never feels too overwhelming for the style.
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fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 A perfectly balanced IPA, with caramel maly mingling with tons of grapefruit and orange citrus/ tropical fruits here, finishing with an intense piney hop background and a spicy undertone. Smooth and balanced, with hops lingering long, with very little trace of heat. Yummy stuff.
jdleigh (53) - - AUG 4, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 This is about as perfect a double IPA as I have tried. I am a huge Stone Ruination fan, but in a slightly less macho way, I think this is better. Pours a beautiful amber, with a lacy head that paints the glass as you drink it (rapidly). Aroma is strongly citrus, mostly grapefruit. The finish is bitter and at the same time flowery-fruity, and it doesn?t leave you puckering like the Ruination. Overall a beautiful, quaffable beer for hop lovers.
indrafool (10) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No mistaking this beer on the nose. Hoppy character jumps out of the glass and smacks you in the face asking for its money. Nice dark amber color to it but the head leaves a bit to be desired. The taste is hops through and through with a touch of raw dough. Grapefruit pith, burnt citrus and pine needles leave a great bitter ending that lingers around.
Thisis12ptfont (1094) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is big, piney hops with strong grapefruit and citrus notes. Massive earthy/leafy bittering hops with a pleasant fruity zest. Very bittering hops with a formidable bready malt base falling into a strong presence of alcohol. Overall, this is a serious brew with massive hops. I’d give this an A+ rating.
crajun (1146) - , Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber picked up in vacation in CA; i got more piney than citrus in aroma. thick palate - taste - definitely felt the hop kick and booze; the more I drank the better it got (it packs a punch) - very hoppy but not bitter with strong malts; this leans to the hop side; well made beer but too much to be my fav ipa..
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Flying Saucer in KC on 7/21/2012. Pours a clear golden orange with a thick off white head. Aroma is hops, malts, and citrus. Taste is piney and bitter with a malty and honey sweetness. Awesome beer.
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a yellowish dark brown with a nice white head. Smells like citrus, flowery hops and fruits. Tastes like citrus, cereals, caramel. Quite sweet. Nice citrus finish, very resilient citrus taste. Medium bodied. Very good IPA.
mjg74 (2951) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from BevMo. Highly hopped nose. Some pine and citrus with a little sweetness. Full flavored hoppiness. Very well balanced with a solid maltiness. Finish is grapefruit. Very good brew.