hetyu (115) - - SEP 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Aroma is full of hops, pines, oats herbs and spices. A faint fruity smell is lightly present in the background. Appearance is a copper/gold with a huge foam head. Taste is an immediate punch to the throat of pure hoppy bitterness with a malty background. Very delightful complex flavors with a heavily bodied bitter finish. Overall, this is a incredibly refreshing and perfectly bitter beer. A must for hop fanatics!
Tsekouratos (353) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Dark copper reddish color, hazy, beige head. Aromas of caramel, grass, malts. Taste is strangely hoppy with grassy , earthy hops, sweet with caramel, bread and maltiness. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
jackafholmes (370) - - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Clear light amber ale, not much head. Aroma is rich golden syrup and raisins. Taste nice decoy sweetness followed by full on bitterness and lovely alcohol mouth hum. Prickly and oily. Nice.
hoppopotomous (16) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didnt really care for this iipa..but then again I need a fresh bottle to really know for sure..besides..the only other iipa I have had is Pliney so there is no comparison to be had really
allmyvinyl (4248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Big resin aromas, oily, pine. Taste is sticky, dried fruit, more oily resins. None too sticky for the strength. Good stuff.
AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with a nice white head. Floral, light citrus aroma. Caramel, malt, citrus bitterness taste. Good beer
onceblind (4643) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brilliant deep copper with a foamy light beige head. Lovely citrusy sweet nose with orange and lime rind with a sweet bit of floral resins and tropical juiciness, but also with a staunch caramalt tone. Big bold flavor that starts hoppy bitter with big orange and grapefruit rind, brash floral resins, a hoppy sugary sweetness, and more citrus and acidic bitterness with a semisweet caramelly undertone. If it were less acidic it would be pretty swell. But the first part of the flavor profile leaves a bit to be desired.
Mjp12 (444) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber pour, the hops hit hard in the aroma and finish, cutting through the abv to make a easy drinking 11.5 % beer. Great stuff.
eduardovl (969) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice
A: Beautiful orange to red color with some particles floating around. A yellow creamy small head which dissipates quickly leaving quite a lot of lacings
S: Flowery hops on the nose. Citrus, pine and pineapple. Quite skunky too. Alcohol is quite imperceptible to the high ABV
T: Fresh hops, basically. Very malty too. Honey and pineapple. Sweet caramel upfront followed by a dry hoppy bitter end. Extremely bitter, it’s a 85 IBU and I would give it 100, I mean, delicious :)
M: Creamy heavy body. Molasses. Medium carbonation. Delicious bitter aftertaste
O: Delicious beer. Good drinkability. Go for this one if you like a good and bitter American IIPA
[ BA Review @ 2/27/2010 ]
BeerdedDave (513) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber color; citrusy hop aroma; a strong, bitter, citrusy hoppy flavor, yet fairly well balanced; fairly easy drinking for an 11.5% abv ale
JanEric (1027) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aber with a small head, low carbo. Aroma has vaguely some hops, somewhat soapy. Alcoholic taste, ipa -like but the acohol is way far too dominant. A bit over the top.