ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep golden amber, with a moderate off-white head which lasts well and leaves decent lace. Tropical hops aromas of mango and pineapple blend with grapefruit and burnt caramel malt on the nose. Pineapple notes sit on a base of potently bitter grapefruit up front. There is some burnt caramel and toffee malt, with mango hops and a touch of chilli powder coming in to the mid-palate. Bitter pineapple and mango hops come through in the finish, and there is a lingering bitterness. Mercifully, my palate seems not to have been wrecked by this beer, which allows me to continue enjoying it! A nice, potent imperial IPA.
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Wow, this is big and gorgeous. Copper and golden, lacy white head. Big pine, foresty, fresh cut trees. Resin, chalk, big. Alc balance. Great, perfectly touching that upper limit (for me) on heavy hops. Wonderful
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear ruby red with a miniscule head. Half-decent lacing. Disturbing piney nose, punctuated with circus peanut and cilantro. Off-putting earthy flavor, and I also get some baking soda and banana. Rather light and fizzy mouthfeel and long finish.
ALLOVATE (2540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Into a snifter at just on cool. Orange copper and just shy of bright. Carbonation is lean, intermittent and it settles out virtually headless. All hop nose; lots of camphor, pine needles and pinewood, sap resin, vine clippings, lemon grass and grapefruit. To be honest it just reminds me of a mix between Mortein™ insect spray and a pine scented Little Tree™ car air freshener. Rather light on the palate, very dry, grassy and weedy. Camphorous and piney in back and into the swallow. Subdued sweetness upfront; low to no malt or yeast notes. Alcohol is well masked being a positive. Drawing and acidic fruit esters rip at the palate. A hint of grapefruit, Bay leaf and eucalypt linger long between sips with all the other hop chaotics. A hop ‘BOMB’ and little else. Doesn’t really showcase the hops it used so blatantly. Average! (new batch, 12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a nice orange color with a white head. Aroma is filled with grapefruit, some pine, orange and some pineapple. The flavor follows the nose, lots of grapefruit and pine, some sweet malts, orange and pineapple. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a good DIPA, but not as intense as I thought, compared to something like Mikkeller 1000 IBU Ultramate.
TheRussB (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rustic orange with a 2f off-white head. Notes of mango, pine, and citrus. Full and a touch of creaminess with a dry bitter finish. Aptly named as it quickly wears out the taste buds. Aroma is nice, but the taste can get brutal halfway through. Probably not something I would have again.
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unclemattie (4336) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crazy shaped, 12oz "Green Flash" bottle. Pours clear, amber color, tall white fizz. Aroma of hops. Loads of florals, citrus, some spruce. Earthy resin scent with some grass. Soft on the palate. Creamy texture. A large amount of hop oils coat the tongue, gentle resin of hops flavor. I can see how delicately layered the hop additions were done while making this beer. Hopefully all of these hops that were used will aid in putting me to sleep tonight, hops have a calming effect on me. All layered on a simple yet hearty malt backbone. (3369)
Gramoit (377) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber colour, fluffy thick head. Loads of citrus hops in the aroma. Taste is intense with fruity hops and bitterness. Very good DIPA!
ThirstyBird (1993) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks J for bringing this! Pours a slightly hazy amber color with tight off white head. Nose is a deep malt backbone, caramel with tart fruity hops. Big blend of malt and piney hops in this one...the malt sweetness hit first then tart fruity hops. Medium at least in body nicely carbonated. A thick amped up DIPA a touch malty sweet for me but pretty nice.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at mad Mex wg. Pours a straw yellow with no head. Big citrus and pine nose. Flavor is very bitter. Does what it advertises. Alcohol warmth slightly affects the body, leaving it a little thin.