Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by 3/10/14. Pours out a nice orangey pale color. Smells quite fruity, slightly tropical, with some grapefruit and pine. Not smacking me in the face with floral hops but they are there when taking a whiff. Tastes more tropical, pine and grapefruit with a slight sweetness from the ABV. Also some intense scorching bitterness on the back of the tongue creeping in the aftertaste. Palate is rich and full. Overall a delicious beer that only slightly disappoints in the aroma category and lack of the tropical hops one expects but still delicious.
---Rated via my tastebuds and my brain.
kyzr (1168) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze pour with white head. Hop and malty alcohol nose. Almost an alcohol punch to the face with malt finish. Its big and not for the beginner.
zickbeer_ye (384) - Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of hops some malty caramel and some fresh citrus. Bubbly off white head and murky orange body. Flavors of fresh lemon zest and hop bitterness with a grassy floral finish. Smooth and crisp on the palate.
tsd08460 (318) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel, spruce, citrus,
Appearance: gold color, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Excellent imperial IPA
euniceradio (243) - Colton, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 bomber to tulip. Pours clear deep gold, cream small head. Aroma of earth, citrus peel, pine, tar, old attic. Taste of same with lots of hop spice and bitter. Heavy on the booze. 10.1 abv. Pretty well balanced for a triple.
matthewjk (1002) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another full-throttle imperial from Green Flash. I have to say it is superbly balanced, despite the hops turned up to 10. I’m enjoying it. Bomber. Small note: Their machine didn’t stamp the best by correctly. It is still legible way off axis, but everything counts! If you are going to provide the info, which is important, it needs to be in the designated space and easy to read.
mintzmeet (361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a gym sock. But, surprisingly tasty. Malty profile overpowered by piney hoppiness. Opaque and nice lacing. Bitter astringency. Tastes alcoholic.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts out great with all good hop aromas. Crystal clear. Taste really harsh and astringent. Palate is off. Hops didn’t seem to mesh with this one.
mambossa (149) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excited. Pour from bottle to teku. Hazy sunny-orange pour with fairly tight head. Nose is explosive pine and juiciness. Nearly as if exploring a thick coniferous wood blanketed by sweet blossoming flowers below. Intense prickle alongside ripe peach, mango, and pineapple. The flavor boasting, yet again, that miraculous pine, surrounded by fresh mint and herbs, a sticky tropical undertone carries it all. Alcohol? You think this hop assault wouldn’t be able to hide it? The deep northwest came to San Diego for this one. One of the better and more drinkable triples. Cheers, salud, slainte, prost. Enjoy!
GlennHendry (150) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I smell pine and tropical fruit and I taste more of the same: grapefruit, mango, pine and a bit of pineapple. Mouth-puckeringly bitter - in a damn good way with the booze well-hidden, only coming out to play after a few swallows. For a brewery known for being aggressive with its hops, this is surprisingly subtle. My kind of Triple IPA.
HomerBeerOdysy (82) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
APPEARANCE - Light, hazy, foamy, amber, 1FH that dissipates.
AROMA/SCENT - Hops, malts, yeast, fruit, sweet.
TASTE - Hops, slightly bitter, pine.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Dry, clean, light, refreshing.
VALUE - $4.75 for a 12-oz bottle. Cheap.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A bit mild for me.