Steve_0 (3485) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
superspak (3609) - 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 (955) - 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 (581) - 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.
aleph (231) - - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Gold amber pour, frothy off-white head. Earthy nose, pine, citrus, bitter hops, malts. Creamy taste of same, roughens up, some toffee, sugar, hint of molasses. The taste is definitely more dimensional than the aroma. Slick mouthfeel but finishes dry with a bitter note, delicious. Medium carbonation, active on the palate.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of apricot, bitter weed, and floral. Pours deep orange with a medium head. Taste is very bitter with grapefruit seed, floral and a bitter malt. Good but not in large quantity.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours clear dark gold with a fluffy white head. Aromas are of grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple. The tastes are hop juice and more hop juice...lots of hops up front, in the middle, and on the finish. Not overly bitter, as the malts balance it out well for what it is. Body is medium with a long hoppy bitter finish. Overall a great DIPA.
radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Had roughly 4oz pour from draft - poured a light copper color with a small white head. Aroma was bitter hop notes. Flavor was a very bitter hop character. Touch soapy notes in aroma. Flavor is, well, a palate wrecker. Bitter and resiny. Quite good this time around.
Original review: There was a slight astringent character going on that I didnít particularly care for, but iím not sure if that was perhaps the glass or the beer itself. Rating: 3.3
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Dank; pungent; herbal; catty; pine/menthol; melon; apple/kiwi; grapefruit. Ridiculously layered and complex hop profile that continues to unfold over time as the beer settles into the glass.
Flavor - BITTER. Bourbon-like; molasses; toasted walnuts; toffee; wood-bark; grapefruit; resin; candy sugar.
Overall: A perfectly conceptualized beer that is simply way too intense for my palate. The most bitter beer Iíve ever had. Difficult to drink. Very astringent.