beersnobchi (25) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love me some hops but the name is appropriate. I shouldn’t expect more complexity from a palate wrecker. Still rated highly for the hops alone.
doubelknv3 (1028) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden-amber with creamy off white head. Grapefruit, malt caramel balance, mild grass, and floral aroma. Full bodied, syrupy, mild grapefruit, fruity, citrus, and malt balancing flavors. Full bodies, medium bitterness, and slightly dry finish.
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Boutip (5024) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a bright orangey color ale with a solid large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma is dominated by citrus and pine noted originating from the C-hops. Taste is also dominated loads of citrus and pine notes with a bitter finish. Malt is present though hard to decipher through al the hops with some light residual sugar. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. There is no denying that this a hop bomb though I prefer when they veered toward floral then bitterness.
fidelis83 (2124) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a 2 finger, creamy, eggshell head Htat has great retention. Aroma is huge on citrus, some pine, cat box and a decent amont of melon and tropical fruit hops, toast, dusty tree fruit, caramel and bread crust. Flavor is full of bitter citrus, more pine than the aroma lets on, light tropical fruit, yeast rolls, toast, some grainy malt sweetness, caramel, light grass and a floral, tropical citrus and pine finish with a grapefruit and caramel fade. Palate is fairly heavy in body, creamy and slick on entry, dry-not quite astringen on the finish and somewhat lightly carbonated. Pretty awesome overall, the most attractive aroma I have encountered in an IIPA in a while, the taste let me down a bit comparitively, but it was still very tasty.
kassner (1399) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mad Mex Cranberry. Cloudy amber color, fair head and some lacing desoite the alcohol content. Huge funky aromatic hops in aroma and flavor. enough malt to carry the body. Great beer.
cjtunes (6) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet malt combined with full hop bite balances well. Very nice. Reminds me of Dale’s Deviant
adrosson (148) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was really good but it definitely wrecked the palate.
On tap at fathers office
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agl108 (880) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Brillo Box. Poured cloudy copper with sheets of lace. Citrus, pine, sweet malts. Medium bodied. Bitter tongue scraping finish. Solid.
Brenhophead (637) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle, pours light copper with an off white head, light carbonation and loads of tropical fruit on the nose. Wow first sip of this beer you get a huge hit of flavour complexity, slight alcohol burn but loads of fruity flavour. The bitterness and the alcohol are both well hidden by the complex weave of flavours, very nice beer.
maneliquor (3392) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dull orange with a small, dense white head. Nose is very resinous with loads and loads of pine. Some herbal undertones come out which I’m not a huge fan of and there is a touch of spice but the pine is the show stopper here. Taste is full on pine, light citrus and resin with only a touch of the herbs that came out in the taste. Massive bitterness surrounds you once you swallow. Crazy stuff