dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
You really canít taste after you drink this. Deeply piney and hugely resinous. Like chewing on hops. Itís is mostly good, but truthfully overwhelming in how bitter and piney it is. Dominating, but not balanced.
RedSox2004 (1665) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a bright white one-finger head that left a thin but solid film and nice lacing. Big grapefruit and pine aromas, really sharp and crisp - they really arenít screwing around. Bitter, bitter taste from the rich hops, but with enough of a malt backbone to keep from puckering up. Grapefruit, resinous pine, caramel, lemon, bread, and the alcohol is well hidden. Medium body, sticky in the mouth but creamy smooth going down, lively carbonation, and a crisp clean finish. Great big hop bomb if thatís what youíre in the mood for.
obguthr (5642) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pine nose, not strong. Shimmering amber, thick yellow head. Intense pine flavor with faint rosehips underneath. Some malt in the finish. Decidedly bitter, only slightly resinous, and rather pleasant. Doesnít pair particularly well with chocolate, not that it should, Iím just saying. It didnít ruin the palate like some other beers Iíve had, but itís still a bit of a caricature.
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alcohol dominates the aroma. Flavor is pungently hoppy. Almost syrupy hop juice. A liitle alcohol on the finish. Overall a good douple ipa.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark gold with a big off-white/yellowish head that fades fast into lots of lacing. Earthy aroma with a surprising lack of big citrusy hops. Taste is...not much? Really lacks flavor which is surprising given the name. At the same time there isnít much of an alcohol bite. I guess a good drink if you wanna get trashed without much work on your end.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rackhouse Pub. Poured a hazy orange with a one-finger head. Smell is sweet grapefruit, tangerines, and citrus. Great smelling beer. Taste is very bitter from start to finish and I have to admit that I think it smells better than it tastes. Still I dig this beer because it is a hopheads dream. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel and high carbonation. Overall, a pretty good DIPA and worth a try.
burakak (7) - indian trail, USA - APR 14, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
How can bitterness joyable? By drinking Palate wrecker. It has a very complex yet joyable taste.
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superspak (4659) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big orange, caramel, pine, biscuit, grapefruit, mango, floral, honey, light herbal, and a touch of alcohol. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pine, caramel, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and mango. Fairly intense pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, honey, pine, biscuit, and caramel on the finish for a good bit. Despite the intense hoppiness, there is a nice malt backbone to balance it out. Good flavor balance as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, sticky, and slightly slick mouthfeel. Smooth to drink but it is still a sipper. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a good sized warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and highly enjoyable DIPA. Nice malt balance and hop flavor profile.
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Bottle to shifter. Blood orange honey colored pour. One finger white head fades to large foamy bubbles. Tiny champagne bubbles soar up the sides of the glass leaving the rest of the glorious liquid completely still. Lots of hops in the nose, mostly grass and wet hay. The taste is quite hoppy, as expected. Resin, the grassy flavors of the aroma, and a bright, soapy citrus essence. Very floral on the finish with lots of labendar and lilac. Itís of course hop-forward, but there is evidence of malt having done all it could do to make this flavorful beyond hop water. Pine resin lingers on the palate.
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light copper pour with a creamy head. The aroma is well.....odd. Itís almost off-putting. Maybe strong barnyard and hay mixed with dough. Taste has a nice hop profile but nowhere near the claimed 149 ibuís. The base is a complex malt and alcohol profile with some nice pine resin hop presence with some banana and vegetal notes. Definitely a more complex double ipa. This is following a 3 floyds dreadnaught so my palate may be skewed.