budznsudz (429) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light copper pour with a creamy head. The aroma is well.....odd. It’s almost off-putting. Maybe strong barnyard and hay mixed with dough. Taste has a nice hop profile but nowhere near the claimed 149 ibu’s. The base is a complex malt and alcohol profile with some nice pine resin hop presence with some banana and vegetal notes. Definitely a more complex double ipa. This is following a 3 floyds dreadnaught so my palate may be skewed.
aleph (231) - - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Gold amber pour, frothy off-white head. Earthy nose, pine, citrus, bitter hops, malts. Creamy taste of same, roughens up, some toffee, sugar, hint of molasses. The taste is definitely more dimensional than the aroma. Slick mouthfeel but finishes dry with a bitter note, delicious. Medium carbonation, active on the palate.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of apricot, bitter weed, and floral. Pours deep orange with a medium head. Taste is very bitter with grapefruit seed, floral and a bitter malt. Good but not in large quantity.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours clear dark gold with a fluffy white head. Aromas are of grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple. The tastes are hop juice and more hop juice...lots of hops up front, in the middle, and on the finish. Not overly bitter, as the malts balance it out well for what it is. Body is medium with a long hoppy bitter finish. Overall a great DIPA.
radagast83 (4049) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Had roughly 4oz pour from draft - poured a light copper color with a small white head. Aroma was bitter hop notes. Flavor was a very bitter hop character. Touch soapy notes in aroma. Flavor is, well, a palate wrecker. Bitter and resiny. Quite good this time around.
Original review: There was a slight astringent character going on that I didn’t particularly care for, but i’m not sure if that was perhaps the glass or the beer itself. Rating: 3.3
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Dank; pungent; herbal; catty; pine/menthol; melon; apple/kiwi; grapefruit. Ridiculously layered and complex hop profile that continues to unfold over time as the beer settles into the glass.
Flavor - BITTER. Bourbon-like; molasses; toasted walnuts; toffee; wood-bark; grapefruit; resin; candy sugar.
Overall: A perfectly conceptualized beer that is simply way too intense for my palate. The most bitter beer I’ve ever had. Difficult to drink. Very astringent.
tmoreau (2065) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a shaker at Lunar Brewing Co. displaying a clear, bright, deep golden color, with a very persistent and bountiful, off white head, and clingy, lasting ribbons & spots of lacing. The aroma was expressive citrus, mid-fruit, a touch of pine, and some light sweetness. The flavor presented an earthy, rind-like, full, tongue coating hop bitterness and an abundance of malt that took a little edge off the sting, gave it a little sweetness and silkiness, and kept it from becoming too much of an abrasive hop bomb,... which is the way I like a DIPA.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of OCBeerSociety. Thanks! I think this is now in Colorado, so if it’s any good, I’ll be happy to pick up a 4 pack of it. Always exciting to try a different Green Flash brew. A touch hazy, darkish orange appearance with a nice, cream colored head and good lacing. Big piney, pretty spicy, somewhat resiny aroma with a nice grapefruit element that really showcases the hops nicely. Orange cream citrusy, very delicious rich peach/passion fruit/grapefruit citrusy, big resiny, a big toasty malty flavor with a lingering grapefruity, bitter finish. Quite nice beer though maybe not quite as good as some of their other IPAs.
Zymurgeist2 (829) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a 12 oz. bottle in a tulip glass. Dank earth combines with fruit on the nose. Alcohol gives a warning from the aroma, like a cognac. Color is autumnal orange, deep and late harvest. Clear as can be with a nice white head. Very bitter with earth and citrus. The citrus is restrained by the bitterness. Bittering follows all down the palate. Hard to get much more out of this. The 9.5% is slightly hidden!
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from a 4pack purchased at Spirits Point. Poured a clear sunburnt orange body with some clinging bubbles and a large frothy bright white head, nice rings of lace on my CCB snifter. Aroma of fresh orange slices, dried torpical fruits, cirus rind, lemon zest, bread crusts. Palate is very dry overall with a medium mouthfeel, average to stronger carbonation, long lingering bitterness on the aftertaste. Flavor is rather dry with notes of dry citrus rinds, dry toast, yellow grapefurit, lemon zest, apricott skins, bread crusts. Good stuff.