sailracer (390) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Great citrusy, flowery hop aroma. The initial taste is pleasant, though not as complex as I had hoped. The bitterness and palate wrecking really kicks in with the aftertaste. Drinking this with some food helped to mellow the astringent effect on the tongue. OK, but not great.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at St Augustines
Like most Green Flash products, a great looking beer. Sparkling amber, lasting beige head.Piney citrus hop nose and general profile. Great malt backbone. Big lasting citrus/bitter hop finish. Big alcohol content is well hidden.
Nicely balanced, a great effort!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog: bottle from carrboro beg company. Big hearty ipa. Lots of pine, grapefruit and hop resin. Far from restrained in the bitterness dept.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle of yum pours clear copper with gold edges and full off white head and leaving behind some sheet lacing. The aroma offers up rich sticky hop goodness that’s largely resiny pine sap and grassiness. It smells of hoppy yum. The taste is similar, thankfully, with chewy sticky pine hop flavor to go along with a moderate level of pine hop bitterness and then slamming into some bitter grapefruit hop notes. I get a mild booze sensation into the finish that seems “spot on” for the style. Solid IIPA.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orangish brown colour with a big foamy white head. big floral hops citrus pine in the aroma. flavour is pine hops citrus and lime big bitterness on the palate
SrSilligoose (3223) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to peter for the bottle. Phaleslu that is. Notes of nice tropical tangerine fruit and grapefruit with a sweet melon toasted dough note. Touch too much sweet booze and melon as it warms. Abrasive grapefruit resin bitterness.
thegreenrooster (3170) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is a dank piney hop and maybe a mango. Flavor is all hops. Almost no malt presence. Juicy fruit blast of fresh hops. No alcohol presence as well. This is a tasty hop bomb. Did not wreck the palate but more like pleased it.
MadIndian (2343) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank at the Newtown Brewfest. A really good example of and Imperial IPA. A blast of citrus, mango, hop, pine and caramel. The blend is near perfect.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
preCBC tour on tap @the brewery-pours gold with a white head. Aroma is pine/some resin. Taste is pine/resin hop bite, light malt.
ttutony (635) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge citrus hop notes, pretty bitter on the palate. A must try for fans of the double IPA.