fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold to amber pour with a creamy 3 finger, yellowish off white head. Aroma starts off with dark caramel, then lots of herbal, earthy and citrus hops, with a little biscuit, pine and fresh figs in there. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, brown rum, dark fruit, brown sugar, toast and a little vanilla. Medium to heavy body with a juicy, syrupy entry, medium strength, slightly sharp carbonation and an oily-slick finish with a boozy astringency. Not really a big fan, it isn’t bad, but it is a very sweet IIPA with too little hop presence, that lacks the malt depth in the flavor to pass as one of those between IIPA and Barley Wine beers.
johnnymusky (605) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle...tons of hops...really nice balance...alcohol is present....very tasty double ipa..i would drink again.
MaltOne (279) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Silver Creek. Pours a clear gold with an orange tinge, moderate white foamy head. Skucbt citrus aroma. Flavor has pronounced mellow orange first impact, balancing out with a nice malt framework and slightly dry finish. Palate has some nice body. Overall a very good DIPA though not as complex as some.
TattooJack (297) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the 4-pack of bottles, looks orange with brown highlights. Hops, tropical hops, citrus hops, creamy, with sticky resin on the back end. Nice and strong, more character appears with every drink, a sample would not do this beer justice should drink multiple beers to appreciate.
gschrade (862) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste tropical fruit, sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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solidfunk (5476) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of citrus and some mash malt in here but has a weird aftertaste. Too much mash malt tanginess. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Bottle.
tia (1320) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Sienna Mercato roof top. Caramel with cream head and nice lacing. Smells a little like caramel and a little like lemon- not getting a good bouquet, may be a little cold.Sweet then bitter. Dry.
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Medium amber. Thick head. Hoppy initial aroma but not my favorite scent. For the ABV, relatively smooth. Balanced malt nd hop taste. Not my favorite hop variety but not bad. Couldn’t drink alot of these in a row. Bottom line, just not a hop variety that I enjoy but a solid beer
Mark_Eck (1226) - - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color. Aroma and taste are biscuit malts, caramel, citrus, and pine.
tillmac62 (451) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BBD 10/6/15. Pours a clear medium amber, slightly darker than gold. Normal head volume, slightly below normal retention and quite good lacing.
Light nose of orange, mango and light pine with spruce aspects. Hints of biscuit are underneath.
Light medium body with a very smooth texture and creamy hints. Superb carbonation with a nice bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is almost world class. It begins with an intense blend of tropical flavor (mango, orange and pineapple) that flows into a pine/spruce flavor with a touch of spice. The middle brings a flavorful mild bitterness and a solidly sweet biscuit to balance that has light caramel notes. The finish is a slow flavorful fade (hop and malt) with just a hint of the 9.1% alcohol on the palate and at the back of the throat.
paintedmaple (567) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap...real nice fragrant floral aroma and a sticky pine taste with hop high notes present. Silky mouth feel and easy drinking monster.