odinstyr (610) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a 2-fingered white head. Smells of spruce and more spruce, orange, floral blossoms. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - quite a hop-bomb - spruce, orange, grapefruit, followed by caramel, white bread.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It really is a plate wrecker, But is this a good thing? I love most DIPA’s, but this is too aggressive and one sided.
Jimmythespoon (471) - - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a Dark copper, with little foam, aroma of hope hit straight away, full of citrus and pine. Nice dry bitterness, with a full body. Perfect winter IPA
badpuppy69 (290) - orange, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Pours a copper color, aroma is citrusy hoppy grapefruit and som pineyness and a slight grassyness note. Taste is resiney hops upfront with grapefruit and citrucy and some lemon peel notes. Bitterness lingers all the way back and sticks to your tongue like resin. If you like dank bitter hops this is your best choice. I personally would like a bit more of a Sweeter malt character to balance out the strong bitterness hops.This is probably the hoppyest beer ive had so far. This beer wasnt crafted to be the perfect balanced tastyest beer. It was crafted to get you hopped the f*ck out! Very great beer! HOP BOMB!!
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy copper pour with a thin half inch head, which disappeared into the thick liquid in no time flat. Giant nose of pine needle, citrus & lemon grass. Thick on the tongue, full on fresh resiny hops. Lingers into a tongue numbing bitterness. Everything that I would have expected from the name. This is a rock solid DIPA.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pine and citrus aroma, same for the taste. Appearance is a stilled copper, no lacing, no bubbles after one minute from the pour. There may have been some oxidation here, because there’s some funky bitterness and metal burn going on...no bottling date on it, so no idea how it’s been around. Overall, it’s a grapefruit hop bomb, and it does its best to live up to its name.
BJG333 (16) - Manchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smell of pine. Exceptionally clear amber/orange color, good thick white head. Far too bitter, from start to finish. Hops are overpowering to the point of being unpleasant. Too much alcohol taste. I like a nice hoppy DIPA but it has to have some semblence of balance. This is a bitter hop assault. First Green Flash I didn’t like.
drsordr (1592) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour a clear copper. Big citrus hop on the nose. Tate of grapefruit and bitterness. Nice length.
dwyerpg (4902) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has plenty of hops throughout, but for me the flavor just wasn’t quite right. Fairly heavy body. Pretty much everyone else at the festival loved it. I just liked it.
Sigmund (5796) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12 fl. oz. bottle, kindly provided by abemorsten. ABV is 9.5%. Hazy orange colour, large white head. Strong aroma of orange marmalade and fruity and resinous American hops. The flavour is indeed a "palate wrecker" - that is why this beer was chosen as the last beer of the evening at our tasting. Extremely hoppy flavour, but still, in its own weird way, fairly "well balanced" - mainly because the malty sweetness seems just right. to stand up to the hoppiness. Grapefruit, resin / pine and spruce. Yes, it is a "typically American double IPA", and I’ve "seen it before"- but still: Oh so GOOD! Halleluja!