niday2288 (115) - - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is an orangish copper with an off white head. Nose is awesome with tropical fruits like mango and pineapple with slight pine and flower. Big hop flavor as one would imagine with more bitterness than the nose lets on. There is a good amount of resinous flavor in this. The malt backbone is present and necessary to fend off full blown palate destruction. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a slightly viscous feel. Overall it's a pretty good iiipa. Not sure if I've had this hop variety before but it's nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bricktop86 (751) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with a white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, resin and tropical fruit. Taste follows nose with a very bitter end.
NikkTwist (2554) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 Draft at Good Dog. Tulip. Clear gold pour with a tight off-white head that left some unusual lace. Big syrupy liquor candy. Heady aroma. Giant resin bomb. Bitter clear toy candies. Pinecone. Sugarcane. Pineapple rind. Autumn leaves. Mango sap. Bamboo. Scorched orange peels. Spicy rye. Potent stuff!
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at jungle Jimís: brilliant gold color. Slight hint of haze. Aroma is incredible. Like sniffing straight hops. Lots if citrus and tropical fruits. Hints of pine and resin. First on the palate are citrus and honey malt. Then pineapple, peach, and mango. Hops are there. Malt is there. Smooth bitter yet balanced finished. Very drinkable at 10.1%!
Atom (2097) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a a slightly hazy copper/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, citrus, pine, and pepper. Aggressive but not overwhelming hop bitterness, citrus fruits, with some pepper notes, slightly earthy, and dry caramel malt. This one doesnít blow me away but itís very decent and drinkable.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma of diesel and pine. Taste is a heavy dose of diesel fumes, sweet citrus, a bit of pine. Sticky resinous finish.
Bamsen78 (4838) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Fire Works, Arlington, VA. Pours slughtly hazy amber with small but stable off-white head. Intense hoppy flavour with notes of malt and alcohol. A massive attack of hops with fruity, citric, metallic and boozy notes. A difficult thing to rate as the flavour is quite a cacophony, if a pleasant one. Very bitter aftertaste. OK, enjoyable but not as balanced as I had hoped it would be.
umich03jm (3376) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small foamy head that fades quickly but leaves decent lacing. Aromas are peaches, tropical fruit, grapefruit, oranges, pine, and wet grass. Taste is slightly sweet with a strong bitter punch. Very nice hop complexity but thereís a flavor here that I donít like. Iím pretty sure itís the Nelson Sauvin hop that I never seem to enjoy. Taste has lots of peaches, flowers, pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Very dry finish. Nice oily mouthfeel. This is certainly a well made beer but that Nelson Sauvin hop throws it off a bit for me.
Ed5388 (3058) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thank d-man dmac! Pours a clear copper color with a thin foamy off white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. Taste is slightly boozy, with notes of dank citrus hops, pineapple, and sticky resinous pine.
superspak (4394) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/10/2014. Pours moderately cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge mango, passion fruit, pineapple, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of tropical/citrus hop notes with a fair amount of malt balance; and great strength. Taste of mango, peach, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, peach, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and no cloying bitterness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and very sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent DIPA! All around great complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and quite smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.