Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewer: Pours a clear orange with a medium white head, grapefruit, pine and alcohol in the aroma, starts and ends very bitter with a bready ending and then more hops. Medium bodied without the sticky sugar feel of some DIPAs, mellow carbonation.
LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cold 750ml bottle: Pours a clear, perfectly orange color with a moderate sized, alabaster head. Aroma is of fruit, particularly lemon-lime citrus, light malts, with a touch of honey. Taste is of really nice malts and then...pow! It hits a crescendo of pungent, piney-floral hoppiness Robust, medium bodied and smooth, with ample carbonation. Somewhat soapy ending with a few alcohol notes.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. This beer is an amber-orange color with a medium off-white head and short stringy lacing. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of resiny hops, bready malt and fruit. The finish is grainy malt up front with some bitter hops left behind. Above average overall.
GT2 (5810) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Meridian Pint. Clear orange amber. Thick nitro looking
buttermilk foam. Good retention. Muted vanilla nose. Taste is quite
boozy and sticky. Hotter alcohol. Sweeter cherry juice nose. Taste is
a bit medicinal. Sticky. Boozy.
argo0 (10419) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Crystal clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, bread, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, alcohol. Medium-full body, some resin.
KUEric (864) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Come out a nice orange, deep golden color with a nearly pure white fluff head. Aroma is hoppy (citrusy grapefruit, piney). Flavor is as well, but not overpowering and without the hop resinous flavor/mouthfeel that some hop-bombs have. It wasnít overpowering like many IIPAs (which I (and the beer geeks on this site) seem to like).
mansquito (2569) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Squirrel, DC tap ($7): Pours a copper/amber colour with a whitish head. Aroma is grapefruit and malt. Hops are certainly the, but they ainít that intense. Taste is more to the maltier side of things. This be an attenuated DIPA, but is perfectly fine to drink. It just ainít that impressive in an over-saturated market.
lamas (1204) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft on 08/31/12. Came to the table a hazy copper with a nicely sized beige head. The pungent aroma featured plenty of resiny pine trees, grapefruits, juicy oranges, zesty citrus rinds, caramel, biscuity/doughy qualities, and some spiciness. Lots of vanilla became apparent as things warmed up a bit. Went down full-bodied and rather sticky. Caramel was dominant upfront taste-wise. There was a big biscuity/doughy middle with some vanilla. The finish was more tangy orange than grapefruit. Zesty citrus rinds were present at the end. Plenty of warming alcohol throughout that only intensified as the beer sat. Excellent!