spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
smells really nice but this beer smells and looks MEAN. And? It IS....The small uneven head dissipates quickly, two pulls on the glass and Itís obvious from the lacing this is high octane stuff. The taste is really almost into IIPA territory yet hangs back a bit. The DELICIOUS malts used in this beer then un-sheath their swords. Yikes. The hops are mid-palate and very cool. The bitterness never trying to spar with those deadly delicious malts. This is a damn good beer and seems to me to be almost of a style all Itís own.
onceblind (4472) - 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 (411) - 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 (929) - 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, itís 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 (505) - - 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.
Martinus (3015) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber gold colour, white dissipating head. Aroma of malts, hops, pineapple, quite fruity. Bitter flavour, quite sweet, hops, pine. Quite alcoholic. Bitter finish, pine, sweet malts, honey.
(From 35cL bottle @ home)
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"double dog - i knew it had a good rep, so not a total surprise, but one of the top 2-3 beers from this brewer, easy. nice thick body and manages a malt-hop balance (sweet malt and citrus) while still being adequately hoppy on itís own. nice brew."
RichTheVillan (3338) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a creamy light beige head, pine and malt aroma, taste has bitter grapefruit, sweet caramel, pine, some tangerine, some dark fruits the ABV is quite in your face and a bit harsh.
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange, some copper/red with a fairly thin yet very persistent off white head, some lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, some sweetness, a little red berries (cherry?). Big mouthfeel, flavor heavy pine and citrus, late flavor is sweet with quite a bit of alcohol but a resinous bitterness loners with it quite pleasantly.
badwhale (376) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Bottle to tulip glass. Pours a copper, amber red with a 3 finger head that hangs on. Lots of hop notes up front, and a birrage of hop flavor on taste. Really heavy mouthfeel. Delicious!