robinvboyer (2576) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper pour. Frothy white head. Aromas of resinous pine, juicy citrus and some light cereals. Good mouth feel, soft carbonation. The finish is quite heavy on the pine, and the citrus dissipates. A nice beer, but light and for a double IPA.
bytemesis (1400) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as a trade extra - thanks! Pours hazy amber with a ton of small floaties in suspension. Medium off-white creamy head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is rather faint - citrus, pine, caramel. Flavor is about the same, with a slight tropical note. Light plus sweetness, bitterness starts light and grows into the finish. Some warming on the finish from the ABV. Medium body, oily texture.
elgiacomo (732) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at around 45F.
Pours copper/amber with a one finger off-white head that leaves nice drippy lacing and recedes to a small cap.
Aroma is earthy and floral hops with some citrus, apricot and pine, also good amount of caramel malt. Good to very good strength.
Flavor is resinous hops, some orange citrus, pine, floral hops, big caramel malt, mild to moderate balancing sweetness, very good bitterness on the finish, decent bit of alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, chewy, sticky, good carbonation.
Very hoppy and great bitterness...more caramel malt than I care for though, but still a good Double IPA.
TimsRatings (80) - - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hoppy, nice head. I can see fans of hoppy beers being very happy with this beer.
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PhillyCraft (1959) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy copper color with small off white head. Medium lacing. Aromas and flavor are very bitter and orange tasting hops, good bit of malt and grainy pine as well. Fuller bodied. Finish is very bitter and dry, maybe a bit aggressive but still enjoyable for a hop head.
Kinz (2967) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer 26 Asheville trip, on tap at Thirsty Monk. Bordering on black in appearance, very dark for the style. Citric hop aroma, lots of grapefruit. Flavor is a match. Although dark in appearance, it wasn’t at all evident in the malts. Nice brew. Hop profile was right in line with what I like.
Jlo7399 (215) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep golden/ruby. Aroma is sweet fruits and floral hops. Taste is fruity and sweet, yet well balanced with a good hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a nice bitterness left on the tongue. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Emeister84 (430) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of citrus fruit, pine, caramel, and toasted bread. Deep copper-bronze with off white head foam that fades pretty fast. Some initial bitterness up front that is quickly overcome by a solid malty backbone, and perceptible strength. Medium-full body, average carbonation, and a lightly sweet, malty, and citrusy finish. Solid, well-balanced double IPA.
BMMillsy (677) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep murky copper with very small head. Decent lacing, with sweet grapefruit aroma. Maltyness here as well. Taste is very malt forward with a lingering pine. Lasting grapefruit, orange, lemon peel. Bit of booze warmth. Interesting contrast with the citrus and caramel here. Pretty sweet. Something else I can't put my finger on. Medium to heavy mouthfeel, but with solid carbonation. Interesting and complex beer here.
blklab2007 (1611) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle through trade poured a deep golden color with a coating of white head that fell to a ring on the glass. Aroma has pines, resins, caramel malt, and peppery herbs. Mouth feel is medium with a nice coating and medium low carbonation. Flavor has pines, resins, citrus rind, creeping bitterness, caramel malt, and a lingering finish. Very nice beer but it does not pop and without any dating there is no way to know how fresh it really is.