brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Pours a darker orange color with a minimal head that dissipates right away and leaves a thin ring of lacing. Smells of tons of peaches, light juicy orange, mango, maybe some papaya or guava, stonefruit, along with some carmel from the malt, and light honey. Somewhat dry aroma. Taste starts with lots of sweet, juicy fruits. Peach, mango, papaya, and some grapefruit. Sweetness from the honey shows through already. The middle brings more honey sweetness as well as some carmel malts that really balance the fruity hops. Starting to get the resinous bitterness from the nugget hops. The finish a wonderful combination of fruity hops, sweetness, and slight bitterness. Lots of juicy peach, mango, some tangerine, stonefruit, grapefruit peel, honey, and carmel. Slightly dry and bitter, but the sweetness cuts the bitterness wonderfully. Full body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel. The mosaic hop never disappoints, and the nugget hops provide a nice resinous bitterness to contrast the fruity qualities of the mosaic hops. Hoppy, yet very balanced and the flavors the hops bring are pretty complex. Excellent double ipa.
Jrwhitney6 (321) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange/copper with slight head. Aroma is of citrus, sweetness. Taste of caramel, citrus - definitely some sweetness. Very smooth (alcohol hidden, not too much of a hoppy bite). Pretty good.
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outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Julie's says eh. It. Is a. 2
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jjgmd (1471) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
With Z, pours a deep rusty orange color with a small head. Nose is sweet passion fruit, aromatic and flavorful. Taste is bittersweet with deep citrus, with a predominance of passion fruit, with very small resin.... very smooth and a real palate pleaser. The alcohol very well hidden ! Finishes on bittersweet tropical notes with a moderately long finish. Quaff Score 9 / 10
zgaier (1422) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange with an off white head and sweet, hoppy, citrusy aroma. Taste is bittersweet, lots of hops, citrus, caramel and complex fruity flavors leading to a strong bitter finish. Delicious DIPA
WillRunForBeer (731) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 4 months, should have gotten to this sooner. Pours copper with a slight off white head. Aroma is light grains, grapefruit, mango and pine. Flavor has some caramel sweetness, grapefruit followed by pine resin. Well done for a 9.4% IPA.
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Resiny pine and a sturdy malt backbone great the nose. Plays off one another well, though I admittedly prefer slightly more aromatic and citrusy hops in IIPAs. This is definitely a well made beer, though - balanced and tasty. Toasted malts and pine in the flavor. Solid feel. Not overdone. Thanks, heybeerman. Great Lakes is solid!"
SHANER4 (480) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap - had this beer while on vacation. Pour was typical light copper color with small head. Has great earthy hop aroma and subtle malt sweetness. Served very cold and some of the flavors were hidden. As the beer warmed a bit more of the flavors jumped out. Had this somewhat astrigent hop bite and then soothing sweetness from the malt on the finish. Overall a pretty good DIPA
Travlr (12470) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at DC local tasting. Crystal clear golden color. Nice aroma of bright mango and pine. Taste is earthy tropical fruit, grapefruit. Very tasty.
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - SEP 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-9-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served an amber-orange color with a small white head. The head fades relatively fast leaving a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma was quite nice although not too IPA like. It was very strong of a candied sugar aroma with some citrus and sugared fruit aromas. With these aromas are some lighter notes of a bready nature as well as the lightest bit of pine and earthy hop.
Taste – The taste begins sweet and bready with the sweetness being, just as the nose discerns, with a strong candy taste with notes of fruitiness of pear, apple, and some citrus. As the flavors advance tropical fruit flavors of tangerine and some mango and papaya hit the tongue. The candied and fruit flavors remain throughout, although they lessen as the flavor advances. While the candied flavors dwindle the hop flavors get stronger in the middle and the end. A blend of grapefruit and pine hop start making their presence more known. In the end they get much more potent where they are joined by a peppery spice leaving an interesting taste blend of a resinous and bitter yet semi sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was on the creamier side with a carbonation level that was rather low. The creaminess was quite nice for blending the sugary and hoppy flavors together in harmony while the carbonation made for a nice sipping beer.
Overall – For a 9% abv brew the alcohol was very well concealed by the sweeter and hoppier flavors of the brew. While the alcohol was well hidden, it was still a nice slow drinking brew due to its resinous aftertaste and creamier body. It was a nice drinking double and one I would recommend for a try.