b33r (635) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright gold color with nearly no head, just an off-white ring. Aroma has nice fruity citrusy hops and flavor has great fruity hop flavor with a bit of honey and malty finish. Very little bitterness with fantastic sweet flavor.
xblanchard29x (19) - Alabama, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is pine, citrus and big hops. The flavor is grapefruit, fruit, hop resin, mild sugar/sweetness notes and a tangy/bitter/warming finish.
Ron (2344) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at MacGregor’s. Poured a orange tinted amber. Slightly off white head that lasted for me and nice lace. Aroma is pure grapefruit. Body is somewhat slick and oily. Taste is hoppy grapefruit. The malts and hops balance is very good. Alcohol is hidden. Citrus lingers and bitters in the finish. Another winner from Great Lakes.
Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear amber with small off white head. Smell has huge notes of pine, resin, mango and citrus. Taste is floral hop, pine, citrus and resin. Very balanced. Medium body, light carbonation.
rubbishystuff (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Tap house Des Plaines. Hides the strength well. All the hop flavors, grassy, herbal, citrus, floral, etc . .all hitting at different times. Sweet malt but it balances well. Serving: Tap
Patrickctenchi (3075) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: (labeled as Chillwave Double India Pale Ale)
Pours clear, orange-amber with a short beige head.
Orange-peel, sweet fruit aroma.
Taste is orange nectar, sugar, sweet , malty.
Oily, boozy, creamy...sticky....
Very good....but remarkably sweet.
after4ever (5927) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks a! Pours a crystal clear medium amber with a loose white head. Huge sweet mango and pineapple nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel with mango and pineapple mid palate. Long tangy fruit finish.
keanex (1288) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body has a mild haze with an amber hue. A creamt light tan head sits on top.
Aroma: Huge aroma here, sweet and fruity with passion fruit, peach, pinapple, and mango.
Taste: Mildly to moderately bitter with a firm malt base. Big hop flavor, mango and persimmon are noted along with a hint of bitter orange and pine towards the end. This is bold and flavorful, front loaded with huge fruit and with a touch of bitterness at the end.
Palate: Full-bodied with gentle filling carbonation.
Overall: Last year I did not like this. I don’t know if they changed it or my palate changed but this is phenomenal, definitely a top tier imperial IPA.
smroush (9) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral, fruity aroma and taste. Honey and alcohol combine for a distinct sweetness, but well balanced with the hops. Very good complexity and balance of hops and malt.
zach8270 (3209) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Under the Chillwave label. Cloudy orange pour. Really nice and inviting citrus and slightly peppery hop aroma. Lots of sweet citrus in the flavor with a very mild hop bitterness coming up at the end. Mostly sweet grapefruit. Really good.