KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a murky medium copper orange with a large (2-3 finger) rocky cream colored head that had decent retention, finally reducing to a thin layer of residue with some excellent sheeting of sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, pine and floral hops and a mildly sweet yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit / peel), toffee, caramel and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a hint of toffee early on, with the taste becoming a bit hoppier and having a strong grapefruit presence and a mild citrus peel bitterness towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good while with the taste of citrus and hops settling nicely on the taste buds, meanwhile a mild alcohol warming sensation just added to the enjoyment of this tantalizing brew.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a dry oily texture and a good lively carbonation.
Overall a DIPA with a well balanced blending of flavors that created a smooth sweet bitter taste, which made this a very enjoyable and drinkable brew.
jh773 (81) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral, citrus, pine notes in the nose. Huge caramel flavor, plenty of biscuit, some tropical fruit, bitter finish. Too sweet & malty for me.
Bif (1389) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark copper color with a fair head and bits of lacing. Aroma of citrus, quite floral with malt sweetness in the background. Taste of pine, bit of fruit and malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a finish that is quite dry. Medium body, crisp and well balanced. Very enjoyable beer for the style as the hops and 10% ABV are not over powering. Worth checking out.
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Probably my least favorite well-regarded DIPA in the world. Nose of chemical pine cleaner, hints of sweet maltiness. Taste follows in kind with a strange sharp note of berries, but I cannot really wrap my head around what it is that makes this beer so off-putting to me. It just is. I hadn’t tried it in years and thought maybe I was just imagining my dislike back in ye olden days, but I still just cannot abide this beer at all.
AdiBeer (890) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: floral hops, resin, maybe spruce, some alcohol. Appearance: dark gold, medium white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: bitters intensifying, floral hops, very dry in the average-long finish. Overall: fantastic IIPA, great bitters in palate. Bottle from BottleDog Kings Cross, Holborn.
Stuu666 (1681) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours clear amber, juicy pine, chewy, sweet, bitter.
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color cobre algo utpido, espuma color crema densa. aromas herbales y ligeramente afrutados, cítricos. Cuerpo medio-alto, inicio dulce que recuerda ligeramente al azúcar moreno, final amargo complejo, con toques herbales y cítricos pero que sale de la boca con un intenso sabor resinoso y seco.
solidfunk (3660) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of citrus and malt. Comes together well with good floral essence. Orange with good head and lacing. Finishes pretty bitter. Hoppy and boozy on top. Tap at some bar.
Maverick34 (2177) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange yellow bit hazy pour from bottle. White head. Sweet resin and malt smell. Malty citrus piney but sweeter rather than bitter. Really quite good.
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ridiculously drinkable for 10% ABV. Very nice pine and citrus hop profile with a nice malt backbone.
Tstamba (294) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber to a tall pils glass. Copper gold with fizzy white head and lacing. Lots of floral, citrus and pine aroma. Chewy, smooth, solid malt backbone... Dry bitter finish... Outstanding DIPA!!!!