PhillyCraft (4534) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capones with Liam, Alan, and Bri. Pours golden orange with small to medium white head. Not much lacing. Aroma is a lot better than flavor. Mostly herbals, pine, and grapefruit. Taste is sweet and sugary with a good bit of malt and pine oil. Light green onion as well. Boozey.Too much on the palate. Ill stick with Singles and pales these days.
adamah (214) - - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is grass like, earthy and piney. It pours a golden amber color with average white head. The taste is extremely bitter but somehow balanced. I didnít detect fruitiness but was impressed with how well the bitterness hid the 10% abv. The body felt fairly light which is worth mention considering how big of a beer it really is. It did have a sticky mouthfeel, long lingering bitterness and avarage carbonation. Overall impressive extremely bitter but still drinkable although that hidden abv is scary.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured golden-amber/orange with a moderate eggshell head. Big mouthfeel, full bodied with some burning alcohol in there. Quite vegetal and earthy. An odd lettuce-like note too. Not bad, but certainly throwing it off a bit. Resinous, mildly dank. Not close to floral at all. Herbal, earthy spice towards the finish.
beeratarian (184) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light copper and clear. Aromas of citrus and dank hops with some tropical fruit. Taste is hoppy and fruity. Definitely a triple IPA like the devil dancer. Some real nice dank sticky hop resin that is lightened slightly by the tropical fruits. Must try for hop heads, like a palate wrecker with some more sticky fruity-ness.
ReedM (28) - - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful, hoppy aroma. Nice balance of citrus and pine hops. Taste is mostly pine/bitter hops, with a lingering sweetness from the citrus flavors. Not overly carbonated, but pretty intense flavor. Finishes aggressively bitter with a moderate boozy-ness. Good IPA, but with 10% abv I feel like they had more room to push it.
Darwenus (690) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very well balanced IPA, given how strong and bitter it is. Itís a crystal amber color with an average head and fair amount of lace. The aroma is really outstanding. The best thing about this beer is getting a snoot full of that aroma. Lots of floral and citrus, with something that reminded me very specifically of dehydrated pineapple, one of my favorite snacks. That is in the flavor, too, if somewhat muted. The hops are grassy and crisp on the tongue, and the malt is sweet and rich. The big ABV is subtle to the taste. I enjoyed this.
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
color is a very cloudy orange. Creamy sticky lacing on the glass. Very nice nose. Lots of pineapple and passionfruit. The taste is quite interesting. Sure, itís a big boozy beer but you get very little sweetness. The fruitiness of those NZ hops shines in a huge way and makes way for a juice bomb with bitterness thatís sort of mineral like and the juicyness finally fades away and leaves an astringent bitterness.
Daytonbeer (710) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bronze with off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of darker tropical fruit, pine, and some caramel. Taste is about the same. Lots of rasberry. Some mango, pineapples, pine, sweet malts, and a touch of booze. Alittle alcohol warmth on the back end. Drinkable 3xIPA with unique fruitiness. Simply put...WOW!
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear copper color with a light tan head. Aroma is packed full of hoppy goodness, a mix of floral and fleshy fruits, with a mild alcohol burn. Flavor is bitter, but not overwhelming for a "triple ipa." There is also a good balance with malty sweetness and a mild alcohol burn. Reasonably light in body for an imperial ipa, with a lingering bitterness in the finish. Tasty.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark tan to orange in color, some chill haze but mostly clear, head and lace were ok.
Aroma and taste are plentifully endowed with lots of hops. Pine, earthiness, some grassy hops notes are all detected, with a somewhat resinous feel. thereís a sweet malt backbone to offer some balance, but this one is heavily skewed towards the hoppy side of the force.
Body is pretty full for any IPA, but itís still quite enjoyable. The rather high alcohol isnít very noticeable. In fact, this is my third of a four pack, and I didnít realize it was 10.10% ABV until I clicked here to do the review. The alcohol is masked by the intense hoppiness.
Itís not far off from what I expected from Green Flash on a bottle that said "triple india pale ale." Hop heads will like it. Englishmen who think an ESB is a strong tasting beer, and who think that American IPAs are over-hopped abominations probably wonít. Itís a matter of taste on this one, and the taste is all hop-head-heaven.