wlajwl (4336) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus, pine and a hint of syrup/sweetness. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, fruit, mild syrup/sweetness, a hint of hop resin and a mildly bitter/tangy finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21 karat pour with subtle carbonation that produced a small soapy head. Tart grapefruit, bright tangelo, lemon zest, and candied orange. Not enamel peeling but a well balanced example of the style. Enjoyed it.
beechner224 (833) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orange color wit white head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, piney, bitter. taste is bitter, hoppy, piney, a bit sweet in the finish. Pretty nice ipa.
78samh (199) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, clear orange, good head that fades leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of pineapple and peaches, a little floral. Great malt background and loads of hop flavor make this a very balanced and dangerous beer. No way this is %9. Its well hidden. Great IIPA!
chinchill (2707) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear medium amber with a small bag that soon reduces to a thin top coat.
Hop dominated aroma followed by a slightly more balanced flavor. Fruity with a mix of soft fruits and not just citrus.
Medium body with lively carbonation.
soupy (35) - - JUN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A full bodied beer, copper pour, thin head, easy on the palate despite the 9% ABV, a great double IPA.
superspak (3161) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/27/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/grassy hops and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, light bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/grassy hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA! All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/grassy hops and moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
BucannonXC5 (1019) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From: Southpaw Social Club in San Diego, Calif.
Price: $4 (w/ Happy Hour, $6 regular)
Purchased: June 3, 2014
Consumed: June 3, 2014
Poured a dark caramel color with two fingers of khaki white head when I got it. Above average spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top.
Smelled caramel, citrus hops, floral hops, light rye hops, peach, mango and other tropical notes, along with some light spicy hops.
Tasted iced tea, rye hops, caramel malts, sugary syrup, citrus hops, mango and other tropical hops.
Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, rather smooth finish.
A pretty good smooth IPA overall. I’d have this again for sure.
zizzybalubba (1569) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Sam’s Bottle Shop, Durham, NC. Hazy, rusty orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine and grapefruit with a generous toffee malt presence. The taste offers bitter, citrusy hops with sweet caramel and toffee malts that keep the taste from becoming grassy or piney. Bitterness does not linger very long. A very good DIPA.
umich03jm (2494) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an almost clear light copper color with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is surprisingly malty but there’s a good amount of hops too. Big caramel malt aroma with a diverse mixture of hops including weed, pineapple, and grapefruit peel. Tastes too sweet and malty. Not very smooth at all. Big malty punch up front which fades to a very bitter finish. Pine, pineapple and grapefruit. Finish is kinda boozy with some noticeable alcohol. Not a big fan. Is this already too old of a bottle?