bwa5879 (443) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a flight at the taphouse in Fremont. Pretty cloudy brown/orange with a noticeable amount of bubbles coming from the glass bottom. Thin layer of white head and dense lacing. Bright but light citrus scent that’s a little skunky. Bright tart citrus hop aroma that’s a bit juicy and a bit bitter. Not very overpowering, just deceptive in hiding its ABV. Tropical pineapple and tangerine tastes left on finish, somewhat tingly numb tongue as well. Pretty good DIPA.
Dogbrick (6822) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewery taproom. Pours a clear orange-gold color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus and toasted malt. Medium to full body with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Prufrockstar (435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goblet at the brewery. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel. Light amber color clear with white head. Taste: A lot of caramel malty sweetness, floral hop bitterness that isn’t too big but not too small. Pretty well-balanced. Lingering bitter finish on the tongue. Med/full body. Lively carbonation; smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Overall: Surprisingly smooth, easy-drinking considering the style/ABV.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Brouwer’s Café:   Pale golden, faint haze, moderate to large frothy off-white head, fairly sticky lacing.   Fairly fragrant nose, hops, pine, a little citrus.   Similar tongue, bright but not green.   Very smooth for being 8.5%, almost too smooth!   Not overly abrasive, not a malt bomb, well balanced, but more like a 1¾ IPA.   I will say, that because it is so smooth, clean, and not the biggest IIPA, it would be really easy to drink multiple of these.   Good good, I finished my glass too soon!
PhillyCraft (2568) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler, pours golden haze with medium, frothy head. Aromas and taste of vienna malt, cascade and chinook hops....mostly orange citrus and some pine. Meidum bodied. Although I prefer aggressive hopping, this one was balanced extremely well with the malt bill.
Theydon_Bois (5178) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fremont, Seattle - 08/11/12.
Lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is pine, hops, bitter tropical fruits.
Tastes of sweet and bitter tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, mineral tones.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish. Decent.
Ratman197 (8463) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy gold with a lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, bread, light grapefruit and orange zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flaors of bread, straw, lemon and light orange zest with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
ACHops (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ Brouwer’s with pink peppercorns. Pours clearish dark amber. Aroma is sharply spicy hops. Taste is thin, sweet, spicy hops, and oddly thick finish. You can definitely pick out the peppercorns, a nice spice throughout. Nice spicy floral hops on the finish, but they don’t dominate this beer. Which is a little odd for a DIPA. Nice beer though. Love to see Fremont add this or the Sister to their regular rotation and get it a little more consistent.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Growler Swap 4. Thanks! Golden pour with a frothy white head. Very nice looking beer. An herby lightly citrus aroma with a touch of sweetness hiding in there. Nice flavor. Nothing overpowering or dominant. Just a nice blend of herby hops, an equal dose of lightly sweet malt (very lightly sweet). I expected a lot more citrus but this could be a factor of the week long trip it took to get here. Medium bodied with a dry finish.
luttonm (1755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler. Golden orage, foamy white head. Sticky, resiny hop. Heavy, but nicely bitter. Great skunk note. Very nice!