Marheb (3156) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2012 Incroyable arôme d’houblonnage à froid, tous les agrumes y passent en quantité rarement égalé. En bouche c’est explosif avec une amertume cinglante mais assez conciliante pour se retirer tranquillement et exiger une nouvelle gorgée. Le corps est bien malté mais le tout reste très croustillant. Dans une catégorie à part.
HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber bottle. Pours amber orange, white head that dissipates. Nice hop aroma, taste is harshly bitter. Hoppy finish, could use some balancing.
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Smells fantastic, the abv is well hidden. By far the most bitter beer I’ve had the pleasure of trying. Hophead’s delight. I’ll grab another bottle or two of this.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma is lots of fruity and citrusy hops. Flavor is resiny hops, citrus, pine, some grass and a big bit of bitterness with a dry finish.
beernbourbon (1387) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is clear amber with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma is predictably hoppy. Really runs the whole list of hop character with resinous, citrus, and floral notes. Resinous slightly more prominent. Also faint smooth caramel malt hiding in there. Very smooth aroma. Flavor is hoppy bitterness up front with faint hints of fruit and pineapple followed by another wave of resinous hops. Very light malt backbone. Flavor much less smooth and balanced than aroma. A hop-forward beer. Delivers on its promise.
ryecatcher (1014) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Nice amber color, lots of citrus and a hint of alcohol in the nose (it is a 9.5% after all). Nice head retention. Citrus and passion fruit up front, medium body in the mouth-feel. Slight lingering bitterness in finish. Excellent.
mansquito (4101) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whole Foods, P st, DC 650ml ($10): I don’t know why this cost so much, and in retrospect, I am not quite sure why I bought it. Pours an orange colour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is piny, earthy hops. I am not sure where the complexity of this is. It is just mostly a lot of hops without the texture and depth of Hopslam or Heady Topper. Is it good? Yeah sure. Is it a memorable DIPA? No, not really. I think Green Flash has done better on many an occasion.
reggiedunlop (3448) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden/amber with a medium white head. Aroma is loaded with fruity notes...mangi, apricot, orange, pineapple and grapefruit...very floral...hints of caramely malt. Flavor follows suit...adds some spicy hop notes and there is a faint butterscotch or buttery note. Mouthfeel is full and oily with a very bitter, dry finish that briefly hints at butterscotch.
jcos (1704) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on 4/15/2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark golden clear.
Aroma: Really piney hop aroma.
Taste: High bitterness, super piney, not really any malt that’s tastable to me.
Palate:Medium body, slick
Summary: This beer is abtaly named - it is a total assault of piney IPA/DIPA, and is tasty but somewhat one note and definitely super aggressive.
ADfan (659) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on tap it has an amber orange color with big lacing. Big pine aroma with hops. Taste is bitter. Not like I wasn’t going to know that with 149 IBU’s. Other than the hops there is grass and mild citrus coming through. Long bitter finish.