BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Tipples to my tulip glass. Pours a dark gold almost bronze color, clear, with a nice white one finger head. Definite pine on the aroma, with some nice floral citrus aromatics. Dank for sure. Malt profile provides some additional sweet on the smell. Big bitter pine on this one, but with a nice sweetness from the malt bill. Bitter is up front and all the way down the gullet. Big and slick mouthfeel but plenty of carbonation. Pretty big beer here with the high ABV. Solid DIPA, though heavier than I wanted today.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slight haze in this golden yellow pour. White spotty head. Pine and pineapple aroma and taste. Would never guess double digit ABV. Nice beer.
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased a growler of this. Green Flash puts out some good stuff so I was expecting this to be great. Pours a clear, copper/orange with about two fingers worth of head. Aroma is citrus and pine with some malt sweetness. Taste follows the nose but seems to be lacking something. It is definitely unique but not something I am a big fan of. It is also on the verge of being cloying.
I have to admit that the alcohol is hidden well. Last night I had three pints of this stuff and it packed a punch.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 On tap. Totally clear orange golden color. Thin off-white head, with good retention, leaves good bits of lace. Big piney hop flavor, tropical fruit, spicy and caramel malts. Nice smooth lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Lightly dry finish, sort of sticky. Moderate bitter taste, light alcohol warmth in the finish, light somewhat spicy sweet taste. Solid big imperial IPA, but like a lot of "triple IPAs", this one has a pretty pronounced malt profile. A very big body, one to sip, not the most drinkable, but an interesting, unique hop profile to it. Worth trying, but I wouldn’t repeat it for the price.
blackflag321 (640) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Dark gold. Has caramel malt and citrus characteristics. Very bitter. No booziness.
b3shine (8108) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks solid; a completely transparent burnt orange with foamy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells solid; not Triple IPA hoppy though. Somewhat reserved citrus hops and sweet pale malt. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good, not great.
Stevesie (336) - - OCT 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to snifter. Big, hoppy nose. Dark copper pour with a small amount of off-white head. Nice bitter taste dominated again by hops and some mild citrus. Strong finish with some stickiness. Pricey four-pack, but well worth it. Another winner from Green Flash.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange body with slight veil. Light lacing and white cap of foam. Aroma perfume, pineapple, sweet malt. Taste resin, pineapple, toffee, spicey hops, bitter/burn finish.
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Dark orange color. Big grapefruit citrus aroma and a touch of pine. Palate wrecking sticky resin flavors. Some sweetness and toffee and caramel working throughout. Very aggressive west coast style beer.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 12oz bottle. Amber in color with a foamy off white head and lace. Aroma is lots of pine resin, alcohol, tropical fruit, citrus and caramel. Flavor is lots of sweet malt, bitter hops and alcohol with some fruity yeast esters. Medium body with a sticky, resiny mouth feel. Pretty intense beer, so much hop, alcohol and sweetness, would be hard to drink much of this one.