tmoreau (3051) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Warren’s Ale House in Wheaton, showing a clear, deep bronze color, with plenty of off white head froth, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was earthy, grass & greenery, with a touch of sweetness, and some backup citrus. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, malt sweetness and alcohol presence gave the taste a bit of barleywine impression, included some citrus, a moderate, citrusy & earthy bitterness that lingered, and some alcohol warmth. A hefty & flavorful DIPA.
Carlisle (259) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep Amber color with tan head and substantial lacing. Pine and spice (black pepper) aroma. Strong malt backbone with resiny pine notes along with hints of grapefruit and some pepper. Long finish.
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JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable IPA, lemony not terribly bitter, with a fair amount(not over the top) of residue malt sweetness. Pours with a white thick head that quickly dissipates. Colour is fairly dark for an IPA, copper to bronze, translucent.
mghj (26) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured 12 Oz bottle in pint glass am error color with a little head. Smells Slightly of melon hop taste up front with a slightly sweet after taste and a small alcohol burn. Overall a nicenter easy to drink IIPA
bhensonb (12744) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Ken at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours bright amber with a white head. Aroma is earthy, floral, resin. Full bodied or very near. Flavor is sweet caramel, lots of earthy and floral hop. I call hopped barley wine. It’s very, very nice.
Lubiere (11372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark amber DIPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light floral hops, light catnip, smooth butterscotch, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with loads of catty floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice treacle, alcohol warmth, nice and smooth. On tap at Jet Rock Terminal B PHL.
JMurph72 (22) - - MAY 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - Tangerine, citrusy, piney, and a little boozy
Appearance - very clear copper with a nice white head
Taste - initial light bitterness with a smooth sweet and bitter finish
Mouthfeel - light/medium bodied, very smooth, and slightly sticky
Overall - really good beer. Hops balance the malt backbone of this beer nicely. Great tangerine aromas really compliment the beer
ccex (1096) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear orange with small off-white head that leaves lots of lacing. Smells something like marijuana, but the aroma has lots of grapefruit and floral hops, Taste is delicate and almost sweet - unusual for an IIPA, with lots of caramel malts in the middle before a drier, hoppy finish. Body is medium with a sticky mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. I had braced myself for another puckering and dank hop bomb, but this one pleasantly surprised me. Very well balanced, and as subltle as a 9.4% IIPA can get. Another winner from Great Lakes.
tsd08460 (311) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel, citrus,
Appearance: amber, clear, thich tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
BeerdedDave (950) - - APR 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(formerly called Alchemy Hour); amber color; great citrusy, piney hop aroma; lots of citrusy hop flavor with pine notes on a medium bodied malt base