DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at Armanetti’s. Murky amber color. Big hop nose. Guess I did not pick up that the IBU’s were higher than the tongue can actually perceive, being as it had plenty of more aromatic hops in it. The main impression was of passionfruit, but lots of resin stickiness in the mouthfeel. Lays very nicely on my tongue.
annunz123 (942) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, citrus, and pine hops in the aroma. Flavor starts with a little caramel, then finishes with a healthy punch of fruit, pine, and spice. Great IPA
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark orange with a potent hop aroma. An amazing overpowering hop profile finishing with sweet with notes of grapefruit and pine.
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dnbthompson (39) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
OMG. This is way over the top! HUGE hop flavor that overcomes your senses.We were at a tasting and this took best of show for us. Too bad the guys that represented the brand and served us were jerks. Made us feel guilty for asking for free samples. That aside.....seek out this beer if you like the style!
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A clear bright copper red tinted brew with a long lasting eggshell white head. Rich grapefruit and pine in the big aroma. Almonds, toast and hay also sneak through. A big bruiser of a beer, this still manages to be fairly drinkable. There is some booze, but it is mostly in the finish. Almonds mix in with grapefruit rinds. Notes of hay also come through with each sip. Wood is also present. Nicely done for a big West Coast styled nearly bone dry IIPA.
uhclem (403) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great IIPA. The work that went into making this clearly shows. The West Coast IPA used to be my favorite until they priced themselves out of my wallet.
esox (1214) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Clear amber beer, frothy head with good lace. Huge piney and polleny hop aroma, a hint of green grass, massive toffy-toned maltiness underneath. Bold malt body is quite sweet, but resiny bitterness soon takes over. Lingering bitter, resiny aftertaste. Full bodied, thick and almost oily texture with biting resins from the hops. Huge DIPA, very nice.
unclemike (2684) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a moderate white head. Nose and taste both have some strong hoppy bitter elements to them, yet the beer ends up being super smooth and well-balanced. One of the better IIPAs I’ve had.
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bam! Talk about an in your face double IPA! Big aroma, big hop flavor, and the bitterness definitely wrecks your palate. Very enjoyable if that's what you like (like I do)!
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trapped (1658) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drought at BeerAuthority, NY. Dark yellow appearance with beige spongy head, hops aroma, very strong bitter shoppy taste, long finish, It is indeed a palate wrecker!