Headbanger (3325) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 10/10/14 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Shaker-Pours an orangish amber with a small loose white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and malt. Taste of citrus, hops, and malt. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and not too shabby.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"after a solid review from friends, i was expecting close to greatness, and this one was simply good. next to Pliny it wasn’t close, but i would have enjoyed it solo. decent grapefruity hop character in the aroma and flavor. a touch thin bodied, next to the big chewy Elder at least. Solid brew."
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can courtesy of Lectvay. Bottled date 3/20/14. Aroma is very fruity with pineapple, grapefruit and light traces of pine. The dry hopping does great things even for a older bottle.
The main base of the beer shows light caramel malt backing with notes of straw. The flavor is still really nice. Floral, hints of grass, subtle grapefruit and hints of pine resin rounding off the hop flavors. Bitterness lingers only slightly. The texture is dry over the tongue with a lighter side of medium body. After finishing the bottle, I very easily could have reached for another one. Rather easy to drink with no trace of 8% ABV.
Tide (1810) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Westend Tavern. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with floral hops, citrus, resin, pine and mango. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, mango and resin. Excellent double IPA.
onceblind (4328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark copper under a foamy and sticky white head. Lovely aroma with lemon zest and floral/grassy fresh hop aroma and a touch of resinous dankness. Bright and delightful flavor bursting with complex hoppiness. It starts with a bright and piney/lemon sharpness that’s quickly quelled by a resin and floral hop tone, a touch of mango and tropical eccentricity, and a slightly boozy pale malt backbone. Quaffable for its strength, but boozy enough to warn you. Nicely done.
DW78715816 (62) - Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoother than I expected. Definitely has a hoppy aroma and taste - pine and citrus - copper color - expected it to be a little stronger but still good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral aroma with a golden pour. Nice hop flavor with a mild bitter aftertaste. Decent IPA.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Review from notes on 07/17/10
A2: Bottled 5/23/11,reviewed 27JUL11
A: No head, appears flat, which I didn’t expect given the freshness of this beer. Beer is dull in clarity, slightly misty. Lacing evident on wall as glass is emptied, but nonetheless, unimpressive. (2)
A2: Pours a copper ale with a single finger of peanut head which falls to a tortuous sheet of the same. Cobweb lacing. Limited Clarity. (3.5)
S: Lots of PNW hopping here! Citrus, pine, sheetgrass, grapefruit frosts the crystal malts over this beer. (4)
S2: Pine, mint, grapefruit, juicy fruit; all make the hops. The malts are sweet and floury. (4)
T: Well balanced, bitterness matches level of sweetness in this beer. The finish encourages tongue to dispute whether you taste bitterness or sweetness, nice balance. (3.5)
T2: The hop profile here is flavor dominant, very sweet and floral. There is a definite bitterness, but it seems subdued by the malts and hop profile. Plenty of biscuit and hints of toffee on the malt side of things. The hops seems just a little ill-defined. (3)
M: Sharp feel on tongue, the bitter teases the tongue to dryness only to be again weaned toward the sweetness of the late hops. (4.5)
M2: Medium bodied with higher carb than preferred for the style. Dry. (3.5)
D: Good DIPA. Worth at least one try. Well balanced, which I don’t think DIPA’s usually are. (3)
O2: I’m less impressed with this than I was a year ago. A little too sweet for the style. I find their imperial red more hoppy than this. (3)
Serving type: bottle
stevoj (2240) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 Guest tap at Crooked Fence. Foamy active pour settles into nice golden hue with creamy head. Plenty of IBUs to go around, but not enough to make you pucker. Relatively smooth for a double, easy to drink and enjoyable.
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden orange with thin white head. Pine, citrus, some malt sweetness up the snout. Taste was a little underwhelming for me after the big nose. Orange rind, some spice. Nice bitterness on the back end leads to dry finish. Pretty solid beer but expected bigger.