mattkorsgaard (5) - Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Chucks in Seattle. Hop floral aroma. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Good mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very good wrecker of palate.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5269-20130426] Tap. Floral sweet rosewater resin Arab. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter resin hops flavour has a light buttery orange juice base. Medium body. Tasty, drinkable, nice balance. (7/3/7+/4/15) 3.6
(@ The Reservoir, Waterbury, VT)
Berard (172) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours orange-brown with thin white head. Smells of pine with mild carbonation. In your face pine ipa flavors. Resin and grapefruit bitterness. Reasonable complexity.
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ARH (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 1pt 6oz bottle poured into a tulip pub glass. Initially, bread, chalk, and caramel aromas come off this one, but the bread and chalk disappear leaving the caramel as the primary aroma note. Sweet fleshy fruit (mango primarily comes to mind) comes through as well with a nice floral hoppy crescendo. An undertone of blueberry muffins comes through as it warms. It pours an effervescent, clear honey orange color with a swiss cheese, light, but creamy head that sticks around throughout most of the drink and leaves behind an abundant, splotchy lacing. The medium-high, but smooth, bitterness is balanced nicely by a medium malty sweetness - the two weave in and out throughout the palate. The full body is oily, and a bit stick, with a fairly low carbonation. It starts out with a floral and resin note which turns to citrus fairly early. It doesn’t take long before a raisin / fig quality dominates the palate. It finishes with a nutty with a light, mellow resin dusting. By the beginning of the aftertaste, this mellow resin turns to a strong pine note with an earthy / gravely feel to it. The longterm aftertaste is a thick and chewy toasty, pine, and caramel combination. Surprisingly (and dangerously) drinkable for a "hop bomb."
Concealer (575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, hops and pie. Clear orange gold with a frothy off white head. Aromas of citrus, mango, pine resin and light spice. Flavor is sweet mango and citrus with a bitter pine and spice finish. Medium bodied lingering pine.
ChiGuy68 (331) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at Quenchers in Chicago. It poured a hazy golden orange with a white head. Big fruity hop aroma and powerful hop taste. Very tasty!
jstonerock24 (80) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel, and resin. Flavor is citrus with a strong caramel malt background. Finishes with a resiny bitter finish.
olr1984 (844) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. I might have tried an old one but pours a clear gold with a off white head. malt and slight grapefruit taste
jbrana (334) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very resinous and grassy with a sweet malty backbone. Nice flavors of orange rind and grapefruit.
VRH (40) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the tap at Beverage World, this is a deliciously well-crafted DIPA. This pours a light burnished bronze colour, with a full frothy head. Fruity lime and zest on the nose are followed by loads of hop complexity on the palate with grass, pine, celery, and grapefruit. Substantial but balanced mouthfeel, with rich, bright, bitter finish, this is an excellent hop-heavy DIPA!