MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrus meringue, floral honey and wild rice whispers move with agility into balanced grassy bitterness for this compelling twist on the Double IPA style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A layer of foam tops the misty pale blond.
-The wild rice seems to convey delicate mushroom-like angles.
-The body is predictably slender, which increases drinkability.
-Alcohol is well hidden.
-Despite its potency, this is a beautiful, fragile creature.
Wittales (516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear gold with creamy white diminishing 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are slight sweet pale, crystal malts then citrus fruits galore, no alcohol present. Taste was slight malt backbone then the hops come to play. Tangerine, orange, lemon, grapefruit and hints of pine, alcohol hidden well. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then lasting hoppy clean finish. Great Citra bomb, Yeah!
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty dry as expected, astringent, spicy & resinous. Alcohol seems well-hidden, easy-drinking
RABinVA (996) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bonused from Ed5388! Holy crap am I impressed! Pours a very light hay gold with a pillow of white head and rather thick lacing. Aroma is very fresh grassy hops, a tinge of bubblegum and a surprisingly pleasant rice back. Taste is very much the same, but has a very pleasing dry finish. Best rice ale I’ve had.
mikedR (744) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another usual DIPA, this one brewed with wild rice. Visually, perhaps due to the rice, the beer is quite translucent and long lasting in carbonation bubbles, almost Pilsner-esque. Taste is hoppy with nearly no bitterness, and there's a lingering pine flavor. Surprisingly good mouthfeel. The flavor is not overly deep or bold tho, somewhat odd for a DIPA. Nevertheless pretty solid.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
abcfan (656) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasantly surprised. Very light / crisp brew for such a high ABV. Pours straw yellow with thin white head. Aroma is hoppy citrus. Medium bodied, taste is muted hops. Finishes dry and bitter. Nicely done.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with a whitish color head. Hoppy, crisp, with a hint of citrus and earthiness.
acearl (368) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, clear yellow pour with creamy white smallish head, smells of mango citrus and sugary sweet, medium body but a bit syrupy, tiny faint carbonation, tastes same as smell, the rice actually does do nice to bring out the hop characteristics yet not bitter, bought per a referral, don’t typically like Flying Fish, not sure if this really is a DIPA but this was pretty good, would say satisfying, not a house beer as to much like candy
boxofrane (1722) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at liberty union bar and grille. Pours clear yellow with a big white head. The aroma Is floral, pine, grapefruit citrus. The taste is medium bitter with a nice citrus balance. Great easy to drink palate makes this for me.
MrHangover (1836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thnx to Ed! Cheers! This pours a bright yellow, golden beer with a reasonable sized white head on top. Aroma has loads of tropical fruits and citric hints. Some tangerine, grapefruit, fresh grapes and some pine influences as well. Flavour is quite bitterly hopped, carries citric tones of sweet oranges or tangerines. Nice, drinks like an IPA, but it does pack a decent punch. Very nice brew, alcohol is well hidden and hits you when you’re not looking. Best go to sleep now...