JohnGalt1 (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz picked up tonight at Brewer’s Haven for about $2.90ish.
Great foamy lacing atop a crystal clear golden brew...
Nose shows tropical fruit hoppiness.. melon and tangerine....slight bit of pale malt helps pull the hops up front...
Surprisingly restrained hand on the bitterness... hop flavors though are the big player... wonderful... vibrant...
Body is a solid medium... carbonation is about right... but could use a bit more bubble on the finish....
This is a huge winner... again, expensive for a DIPA, but I dig it... Very happy FW is making inroads into the Boise market.
RW80 (1968) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 OZ bottle
Appearance: Clear golden with short lasting white head.
Aroma; Grapefruit, tangerine, marmalade, lots of sugary notes, caramel and vanilla biscuit tones and a hint of floralness. Taste: Sweetish with a good hoppy bitterrness. Taste follows the aroma. Above average body, average carbonation.
alex_leit (2131) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden amber color. Aroma: honey nectar from tropical fruit, a little citrus. Taste: sweet nectar, good hop bitterness, fruit, citrus, warming, very good.
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1974 2015.09.26 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 3, Beer 75
Pours a golden amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, tangeriney hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool citrus notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Extraordinarily balanced - the sweet, earthy, herbal notes and sweet caramel malt met with doses of bitterness, and they all linger into the finish. Really awesome double IPA worthy of most of the hype.
sunevdj (3940) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brussels at home. Pours a clear orange with an off-white head and lacings. Sweet and bitter with lots of hops aromas. Spruce and some floral notes. Also malty notes of pale malts with hints of caramel and alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long and quite bitter finish. I’d like to taste a fresh bottle too.
ekstedt (6492) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Clear amber, medium white head. Bready and honeyish malt aroma, slightly alcoholic, pretty weak piney and perfumy hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness. A bit tired and cloying.
massingasetta (634) - München, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a jem of a beer if you like the beers that are heavy and intricate. It is like wine, and has many taste phases. Certainly not for the casual beer drinker.
ttoadee (1276) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light copper pour, decent head that shifts to a sheen. Nose is orange, caramel, and alcohol. Bitter. Middle is caramel, orange (pith and zest), and cantaloupe. Finish is long and powerfully bitter. One at a time.
maekchu (3404) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Rich piney hop aroma, some stinging citrus, alcohol fumes, and tropical fruit. Clear amber/orange color, with a small fluffy white head. Tropical fruit sweetness, thick caramel and bread, with the fruitiness developing from mid palate onwards. The alcohol is a bit pronounced. Heavy and a bit creamy at first, and then slightly rouch on the tongue. Strong and intriquing character, Goes up to the edge of cloying, but does not cross over. Love this one!
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong pine and light resin hop aroma. Clear orange color with a medium white head. Sweet beginning with a light alcohol bitterness throughout the middle and finish.
markextrae (3717) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from bottle, poured a deep orange colour with a nice white head on top. nose of crisp sweet malts, oranges, mandarines, resinous pine notes, bitter hops, light sweet tropical notes, sweet malty backbone in the taste upfront, bitter, pine needles, still a lot of sweet tropical and orange sweetness in the back.