J_man (697) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like you’re stepping into a pine tree processing plant! Catty, grassy and strong pine aromas rise off the crystal clear light copper body with a foamy white head. The first taste is as explosively hoppy as the aroma! Tons of resiny pine flavor followed by some grapefruit and pith. The bitterness lays down and puts your tongue in delicious hoppy straitjacket. But just as it peaks, some dark caramel and toffee sweetness comes through to balance it out almost perfectly. Then the alcohol steps up to sweep some of this away but leaves all the good parts behind. There’s a bit of a citrusy lemon flavor in the background but it’s beaten down by the heavier flavors. Needless to say, there’s a lot of bitterness left behind and the flavors make you want to take another sip immediately. Surprisingly easy to drink for a 10% ABV beer. This is one big, delicious IPA that I can’t wait to try again.
Nate (3708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brunzies. Tropical fruit and apricots, sticky sweet nose, very nice hop aromas. Medium golden clear with off-white creamy lacing head. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with light alcohol. Huge tropical fruit flavor, apricot and syrupy sweet notes. Big bitter finish that disappears and leaves sticky sweet, somewhat water after.
adrian910ss (2347) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark gold with a medium off white head. Aroma of faint orange, grapefruit, Citra hops and light pine. Taste of Citra hops, orange, perfume and light pine.
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent sized offwhite head of fine bubbles with light carbonation. Excellent hoppy aroma with lots of ripe citrus fruit (ugly fruit) and a hint of cat urine. Color is a hazy orange. Powerful hops presence with lots more citrus, bitter grapefruit pith, a bit of spicy peppers and some fresh herbs. Lingering dry bitterness. Mild alcohol presence and warming for a 10% brew. Body is a bit thin and could use a bit more balance. A solid IIPA though.
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed golden amber dipa with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice grassy biscuit malt with good citrusy and floral hops. In mouth, a nice fruity biscuit malt with good citrus pulp, floral resinous hops, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Bacon and beer Classic.
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden-amber with an average topping of foam. This is a really nice mandarin orange - citrusy beer. It stings the palate just a bit from sip one. It does add a bit of a dirty undertow. Very good. (#5589, 7/25/2014)
devman171 (945) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at lures. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is slight sweet malt with big citrus and floral hops. Taste is full bodied with nice balance for a 10% beer, but nothing to bring me back
blipp (5973) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Owl Farm. Pours orange with an off white head. Dank citric notes, almost like a bag of dirty oranges, light tropical fruity notes, and moderate bitterness. Not bad.
kayres (455) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hazy yellow with a thin white head. Big lemony aroma. Bright lemony flavor crisp and lots of floral hops.
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Christpuncher (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very smooth single hop ipa. Not really fruity but very strong in alcohol. Pours orange in color am I had it ou I a bottle at home.
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solidfunk (3822) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well put together. Very nice hop aroma and malt without being a boozy mess like many double ipas. Pours golden with OK head and lacing. Bitter finish. Lots of pine in this, some citrus and some shortbread cookie or something. Tap at meridian pint