Sregnar35 (989) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at WOB. pours reddish with a very strong piney aroma. Flavor is awesome sharp bitter hops, grassy and pine.
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coachd (192) - Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is heavy pine hops and honey malt sweetness. No detectable booze for 9.5 ABV. Great aroma, not complex but strong, sweet and hoppy at the same time. Brilliant light crimson color with a white clingy head. Sweet malt backbone up front in the taste, followed by intense pine hop bitterness, which I expected. The hop bitterness lasts well into the aftertaste before turning back into sweetness. Great palate for the style; slick and substantial, not at all watery. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but this may be too hoppy even for me. More hoppy than Stone Ruination. Overall I like it, glad I tried it, but wish I was able to get 1 bottle rather than a 4 pack. From now on, this will be on the hoppy end of the spectrum when I am comparing IPA’s to one another.
shadey (1947) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Bright copper pour with a nice white head. Aroma is balanced with a lean toward the bitter hops. Very well balanced flavors and smooth body and finish. Good, but nothing really stands out.
Padron4KM (596) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, best by June 12, 2015.
Hazy amber, thin beige head, sticky lace.
Aroma is all hops. Dank, earthy, citrus, maybe a bit of caramel malts, but mostly all hops.
Flavor is similar. All hops. Citrus, pine, earth, resin. Some sweet orange tries to keep the bitter in check, but mostly hop bomb. Good, but I prefer a more balanced DIPA.
Homer321 (2366) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the store. Aroma is a refined grassy, lemon combo. Pour is brilliantly clear with a small white head. Reddish orange in color. The hops really shine in the flavor. A moderate and firm hop bitterness with a supporting malt back bone. Not out of balance. Taste is like orange jelly with a piney, pithy note to it, all in a good balance. No alcohol noted. Overall a very good DIPA.
CVBis007 (40) - - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured gloriously from a 12 oz bottle a slightly orange medium golden color. Smells citrusy ad sweet, but underneath hints of musk. On the first sip I thought to myself this beer is throwing seven kinds of bitter. Like a symphony, the notes hit you one after another: bitter, citrus, bitter, pine bitter, smoke, bitter, bitter. Strangely, as you try to rub the bitter off your tongue against the roof of your mouth, you can't wait for the next gulp. The beer transitions as the glass empties. More fruit, heavier mouth feel, maybe even maple, always bitter. I know when I drink it again the experience will be different, and that is the testimony of a wrecked palate.
mambossa (43) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Great bright copper color, very nice head retention. Extremely sharp grapefruit and pine aroma. Obviously, almost no malt shines through in flavor. Nice tangerine grapefruit start, bursts into an extraordinarily hoppy finish. Very potent. Quite enjoyable nonetheless.
Maxbier (492) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper with big off white head. Aroma: tropical mango, grapefruit, and pine. Taste: bitter (no surprise there). Caramel malt initially then hops: pine, mango, and bitter (did I mention that already). Aptly named beer makes me happy! Could be used as an instrument of torture for hop haters.
williamstome (1073) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber-orange pour, nice off white head. Mild citrus aroma. Flavor is big on citrus, grass, tropical fruit, and pine. Exceedingly bitter. Delicious.
ADesenberg (662) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looking at all the ratings, I was expecting something really good...and while this was good, it’s not the best IPA I’ve had by far. It almost seems like a bit of a gimmick. Was it bad? No. But I’m not going to rage about how good it was either.