obguthr (5083) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cat pee, daffodil, and whole orange nose, very pungent. Hazy amber, thin head. Rosehips and orange, apricot overtones. Lemongrass finish. Full body, a little warm. Good complexity. Intense and not quaffable, but enjoyable in small doses.
commonmac (818) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Lake & Irving. Pint glass. Really appealing copper color with solid lacing and a bountiful head. Aroma is tropical fruit and sugars. Hops are there too. A pleasant double IPA that does a remarkable job of hiding its alcohol content. Taste walks the line of hops and sweetness well with an easy to palette finish that leans on the sugary nature. I can completely get behind this effort. Well done.
mvp (212) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like the aroma but not too strong. Copper color with a white frothy head. Love the how malty this beer is. And love the balance. Will seek this beer.
screigh (559) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color. Very small thin white head with no lacing. Aroma is fruity and sweet smelling and maybe some alcohol. A sweet almost caramel taste. Hops are fruity and bright. Alcohol is noticeable. If I tasted this without knowing it was to be a DIPA I would have called it an American Strong Ale.
BroadestTom (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma citrus, pineapple, tropical fruit
Appearance amber, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate medium body, sticky, fizzy,
Overall great aroma but didn’t give me the taste I was hoping for. Still a great beer that I would suggest to a friend.
OsuStu (158) - - APR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2015 12 oz bottle. Hazy reddish, grapefruit hue. Negligible sand colored head. Aroma of juniper, dried fruits, and caramel. Aggressively hopped but mildly bitter, pretty subtle. Currant, honey, light citrus, orange zest, tropical fruit/papaya.
tubafatness (19) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Strong hop flavor, although not as strong as I expected, given the strength and hops used. Nice lacing, and relatively smooth finish. Not my favorite Great Lakes, but well worth seeking out.
Atom (1969) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours a clear dark copper/orange with a small khaki head. Sweet malt and hop aroma, caramel with tropical hops mango, papaya, pineapple, with citrus orange and light pine. Taste of sweet caramel malt, with light citrus and tropical hops, and a steady hop bitterness throughout. On the sweeter side, but fairly easy drinking and enjoyable.
rondphoto (3335) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY ---- Clear dark amber color, bubbly beige head cover, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt with honey and hard biscuit in the palate, adding carbonation and solid citrus and hops on a finish that never completely drops the malt. There is alcohol warmth late on the back end. A big and really solid, well-balanced, well-conceived brew.
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orangish amber. Thick, frothy head. Burst of grapefruit and lemon aromas. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, bitter hops but not too bitter. Lemon, resin, pine. Nice double IPA.