Westmeister (2110) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really thought I was going to dig this, but I have rarely said these next words, this beer was a too over the top for me. Heavy, heavy bitter with citrus, dank, resin and even some onion flavors. This was the highly unappealing part for me. Reminded me of Devil Dancer the first time I had it. After the thought of onion crept in, I just couldn’t get past it. Too much of a good thing equalled a bad thing for me.
AWISLguy (1881) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Firkin sitting with ck1 - always a pleasure bro! Pours an orange copper with a white head leaving lovely concentric lacing. Aroma has fresh fruit, citrus and pine, with perhaps faint caramel underneath ... but perhaps not. Taste is of juicy fruitiness, heavy citrus - grapefruit rinds come to mind - and possibly full hop cones. Very hop forward and very little balance, as the Green Flash IPAs tend to be. Still tasty, if extremely bitter.
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whole Foods, Bowery 12oz ($4): Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma is a ton of grapefruit, mango, and other tropical fruits. Taste is very hop forward, with a slightly sweet malty undertone. Body is not as thick as I was expecting. Easy to drink and alcohol is well covered. Quite good.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Hazy orange with about a finger’s worth of quickly dissipating white head. The aroma isn’t as forward as I expected, but I get citrus notes, with strong resin and mango. The taste is aggressively bitter with more of the citrus, resin and tropical flavors. The ABV is hidden very well and almost dangerously too easy to drink.
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick orange with small white head, strong smells of resin and pine. A bier as you would expect from a triple IPA, but not in an overpowering way. Very good
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber.orange, with small white lacing. Sweet, grapefruit floral hops in the nose. Sweet citrus, grassy taste. Boozy for sure with some alchy burn. Not bad but I think the way it comes together isn’t my favortie. Still pretty decent.
thornecb (4918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep hazy amber into a snifter. Dank resin and molasses aromas. White head recedes to skim surface. Soft with dearly toffee, molasses and hot vanilla front to back.
HonkeyBra (3826) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Aroma of minty and herbal hops with melon and lime zest undertones. Very interesting smelling. Other tropical fruit notes. In fact, I have been sitting here sniffing this for a while. Flavor is, unsurprisingly, quite bitter. Some mild sweetness rears its head to balance things out, mostly tropical fruit hops. Full bodied, mildly sticky mouthfeel, average carbonation. Nice, dry and bitter finish.
I’m not sure what a triple IPA is. Maybe this is one? Maybe this is a Douple IPA? Who cares. This is delicious.
alliance100 (1040) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and draft, Piney resin aromas, pours a deep copper. Nice malt balance to counteract the extreme hop bitterness. One of the more "sessionable" 3x IPAs I’ve had. Will definitely buy more.
DietPepsican (1545) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold to orange pour with a small white head, hazy. Grass, resin, pine tar hop aroma. Unfortunate mouth feel reminds me of gooey plastic. Intensely bitter, some sweetness floating around on the tongue. Just not my things. Hell of a boost though.