jcwattsrugger (11104) - 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 (669) - 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.
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a gently hazed amber gold with a large dense white head. Big bright citrus on the nose, soft caramel and toast. Medium bodied, toast and sweet malt, long bitterness and earth. A touch sweet, but well balanced overall. Big bitterness on the finish, long malt and toast. Nice stuff.
Gusgus (232) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with thick off-white head. Heady aroma full of fruits and weed. Oranges, apricots, red currants, white flowers, very hoppy indeed. Medium full mouthfeel with alcohol apparent throughout the whole time, but not annoying. High carbonation and dry finish accentuates the citrus, grapefruit finish along with a marked, spicy bitterness. Great take on a strong IPA.
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Beerman6686 (4419) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a ruby red color with a biege head. Aroma was mainly citrus and grass, some caramel malt there too. flavor was very bitter fitting of the nam,e, some grapefruit and pine, with light balancing malt. Wish this one wasn’t so over the top bitter and was a little more balanced. would have been a lot better.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Smells like a pine forest, with some hoppiness. Pours golden orange with white head. Taste is all hops & pine needles with faint citrus. Lasting finish, good stuff!
TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is what I am looking for! A massive hop missile aimed straight at my palatte. Massive hope aroma of pine and resin. This is an assualt that I will be glad to be subjigated to any time. Flavor is bitter with a moderately sweet finish. Absolutely a hop heads delight!!!
IrishBoy (3853) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Country Club Liquors. Nose is citrus, musty, and a tiny bit of ivy hopwise with a light amount of caramel backbone. Clear copper orange with a bigger lightly lacing yellow beige head. Flavor is lots of bitterness with piney-ivy note. Finishes very bitter.
hawthorne00 (2470) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear bright amber with an off-white head that soon fades to a coat but laces fairly well. Aroma of pine, resin, toffee, some kumquat. Nice, brooding, almost sweaty hops. Much more citrus in the taste - grapefruit rather than kumquat. Plain caramel sweetness is there but pretty much overwhelmed by bitterness. Plenty of pine and pepper, fairly harsh at the end. Plenty of hop flavours, but they’re higgledy piggledy and fail to disguise the deadness of the mouthfeel.
Slipstream (2040) - USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had some from a bottle and on draft, and the draft was noticeably better. Fresh pine aroma. A sweet, strong, sticky IPA, dripping with hop resin. Peppery, with a bit of flowers in the taste. A bit harsh from the bottle, but still a very impressive brew.