DrSilverworm (8868) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10oz on tap at Lackman. Clear red orange color. Good bigger off-white khaki head. Leaves some kind of bubbly lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Good, full feel. A very light slickness in the finish. Good bready malt base, light bit of caramel, toast. An enjoyable malt profile. Some spicy hop, pine. Malt shines more than the hop (I’m told this keg is 2 months old), but there is a nice satisfying bitter flavor still. Mild sweet. Solid DIPA. Better than expected. First time I’ve seen that Meridian hop too, that’s interesting.
arminjewell (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some slight earth, nice orange, mango, slight pineapple in there into a bit of booze, lemon. Taste is a mix of lemon, grass, pineapple, orange, and mango into a bit of caramel, toffee, finishing fairly bitter, slightly boozy, slightly tropical fruity.
DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft from Craft and Capone’s. Pours hazy dark straw toward copper wth clingy off-white head. Nose is huge tropical fruit, with notes of mango, tangerine, grapefruit, heavy black pepper, huge balanced caramel malt bill, and a smooth, delicious finish. This beer kicks major ass, and I dare say in a blind taste test would stand up to and even kick the ass of many of the world’s elite IPAs/IIPAs. I look at Chicago as a slightly better version of Detroit, and I look at Illinois as a superior IIPA. Get ya some now, or be labeled a moron, you moron! And if you cannot get this due to regional considerations, then I will gladly rescind the moron label, punk!
BVery (8187) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Happy Gnome. Mostly clear amber orange pour with a spotty white head. Lots of grapefruit and citrusy hops. Bold and bright. Very nice.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden orange hue with a large fluffy white head. Good lace. Aromas are of are floral, pine, citrusy, a bit of resin and windex. Grassy, somewhat fruity. Moderate sweet. Flavors are very malt forward, toasted, crystal, iced tea. Low hop, citrus, melon. Estery. Floral. Lively carbonation, fuller bodied.
phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Igby’s, served in a snifter. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small off-white head that settles into a fairly thin ring after a few minutes. The nose is lighter than the flavor, but they’re consistent in content - tropical and citrus fruits (orange, mango, papaya, and pineapple stand out), caramel and sweet malts, honey, pine resin, and tea. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, sweet, coating mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good double IPA; glad I finally caught up with this one.
marcus (7817) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours light amber with a rich beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a very nice hop pr ofile. A bitter finish that sticks to the palate.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. AMber beer with a cream head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Grapefruti and tropical fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruti and triopical fruit lingers with backing malt.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours with a deep gold body that supports a white head of foam. The aroma offers up juicy smelling citrus as well as spicy onion dankess and a mild mango note. Inviting aroma. The taste begins with sweetened juicy citrus hops as well as onion spicy dankness and flowing into mild levels of mango and tropical fruit. Behind the juiciness and the bitter spicy hops is a modest layer of booziness telling you that this big rich flavor doesn’t come free. This is just a solid rich IIPA with plenty of both balance and heft that allows for a pleasing sipping experience.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cool hops used but too muddled and malty - me thinks I got an old one. I’d like to try it fresh, but for now the light citrus over cardboard ain’t floatin my boat.