WheatKing (1287) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with nicely sized white head. I guess aroma intensity is the reason you’re buying this (unless you’re some sort of masochist and/or a pack-of-cigars-a-day smoker and actively seek out this stuff for the bitterness alone) and it delivers, a whole lot of resin and grapefruit and earth. Flavour is mainly the bitterness, of course. I think in a certain mood I wouldn’t enjoy this; cause seriously, drink this and you’ll trip hops. What can I say, I was jonsing.
Sarpa (856) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355cl @ konttori. Pours hazy orange, small white head. Sweet fruity hops in the aroma. Sweet hops, pine in the flavour.
Hop_Hedonist (242) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hop behemoth - balanced with sweet sweet malt - mega bitter which is great - very herbal - deceptively easy drinker - definitely the final beer - anything after would be wrecked indeed. Superb.
DocJitsu (898) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper-golden with an off white head. Rich, pungent toffee nose. Full body and mildly oily. Competing sticky toffee and floral and citrus hops. Bitterness lingers on the rear of the tongue after the finish.
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral hoppy aroma along with pine needles, but also the promise of bitterness. Hazy orange body, with an off white head of small bubbles. Yup definitely hoppy in the extreme. Grapefruit rind and pine needle with just a hint of caramel. Long lingering bitterness and a nice full mouthfeel.
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a small, frothy white head and a burnt orange body. Seville marmalade and brown sugar aroma. Solid bitterness from the hops but it's the strong malt that makes takes us straight to a headache. Very palatable but little complexity of flavours. 12oz four-pack purchased for $16 from Metro Liquors, Saanich.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
FROM NOTES: June 29, ’12
A: A pungent, sweaty hop aroma with some thick caramel malt lurking around.
A: Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, amber colored body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice, thick lace on the glass.
T: Pine hops and thick, bready malt up front. Some more pine and sweaty hop character in the middle with a touch of darker sugar. Finishes with pine, grapefruit, and strong bitterness that just manages to balance out the rich malt.
P: A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.
O: This is a really well made, slightly dark and straight forward DIPA. The hops are pungently aromatic, like biting into a green pine cone, or so I imagine. Nicely done, and quite drinkable for such a big beer.
merc7186 (2028) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Great Lacing
S: Piney, Grainy, Mild Floral
T: Floral, Piney, Grainy
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a great piney hop bomb that will definitely burn you out after several but great none the less.
OmegaX (1249) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via Chipalsa. Thanks, bud. Pour is bronze colored, white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some citrus, tropical fruits, and a touch of pinesol. Flavor is balanced sweetness and a nice hop bite with a bitter finish. It’s good to have a DIPA without a huge sweet malt blast droning out the hops.
tectactoe (1645) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Bottle: copper, like a clean penny with amazing clarity & a beige/eggshell head that leaves behind a little lacing on its way down. Aroma is heavy & pungent; citrus fruits, Fruity Pebbles, earthy & floral hop bitterness, & quite a bit of caramel malt sweetness. Flavor is actually full of caramel malt up front as the bitterness sweeps its way in. Extremely bitter & long lasting; floral, perfume notes, roses, & a bit of citrus. Peels, pith, rinds. Despite the bitterness, its also very sweet. Sticky sweet caramel malt, and it gets sweeter with warmth; aftertaste of staunch bitterness & caramel. Not a bad beer, but not really my thing. Less malt sweetness, please.