rumproasts (3500) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep golden with small head. Huge fruity hops. Light booze. Unsubtle and very tasty.
SSSteve (3879) - - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. hazy orange with a small white head. aroma is surprisingly not very hoppy with notes of fusely alcohol. a white grapefruit citrusy hop flavor with hints of lemon candy. lightly astringent and boozy. light bodied and dry finish.
mjg74 (2613) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. light golden/copper in color. Strong pungent hop nose. some sweetness as well. Hoppy up front with a bit of alcohol. Hop character is fairly spicy and peppery. Pretty smooth and easy to drink, but not super bitter.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
That is a major pine scent coming off of this and it is strong. So is the ABV. This is a palate wrecker for sure. Lots of citrus and herbal notes. Lots of bitterness here. Really strong. Did I mention that?
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mean dank hops, mangos caramel and sawdust. Glowing orange color. Tastes bluntly bitter, really seems like a barleywine with above average bitterness. Slick body, powerful stuff.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour - pours orange clear with very little head. Huge hoppy aromas with big grassy citrus notes. Nice round fruity flavors with biting bitter finish. Long orange notes at the end. Medium full bodied, not a lot of burn at 10+%. Awesome.
rader58 (808) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear copper in color. Aroma of pineapple, mango, peach, with a touch of spruce. Flavor is pine, spruce, pineapple, mango, alcohol. A nice pine and tropical fruitiness at the fore and middle with a heavier bitterness in the finish. Quite nice.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*12 oz. bottle* Look: beautiful burnt orange body, white ring around my glass. Smell: Tropical flowers, peaches, strong earthy character ( maybe some cedar sap), mild alcohol, mild mango, oranges, faint pineapple, instant tea in the background with some grainy sweetness. Taste: Floral, candy oranges, earth, dank, spice, resin, mango in the aftertaste, huge bitterness, and alcohol heat, dry as a bone. Feel: Medium body, par carbonation. Overall: Bam! The aroma is delightful. Fruits and Flowers that melted together with some Cedar bark. The taste is a bit sweet. Which is understandable, you need a lot of malt to carry the Hops of this caliber. The alcohol is a presence that warms the body. Winter Time TRIPA? This is on the sipping side. This is one of the driest IPAs I’ve had so far. I don’t know if its the alcohol or the hops. Any who, the high ABV just doesn’t win the "Stellar" status for me. Maybe if these hops were used in a lower gravity IPA, I would enjoy this better. This brew is worthy.
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->SA. Amber/orange with frothy offwhite head. Tons of citrus hops and fruit, chewy and dense. Bittersweet, very good.
MaBeer1972 (1389) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle from Julio’s. Aroma of burnt rubber, fruit and alcohol. Body is heavy but watery on the finish. Interesting brew but quite muddled. Tropical notes? Somewhat. All over the place though.