JStax (3968) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance is a hazy copper color with a thick, sticky head of white foam. Aroma is a somewhat pungent, grassy, bitter, earthy aroma with a sweet backbone of bread and white cake. Taste isn’t quite as over the top bitter as a person would suspect out of 149 IBU. It’s actually kind of sweet. Don’t get me wrong, bitterness is still the dominant taste, but the sweetness still finds a way to battle through the hop madness. Pretty nicely balanced. In the finish I get a dry, resinous taste. Bitterness lingers a long while. The biggest problem I have with this beer is the price. $5.50 for a 12 ounce bottle is tad steep. Glad I got to try it, but if you get the chance, pick up a 4-pack rather than a single bottle.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden amber with a big fluffy white head, excellent lacing, excellent retention... Some big aromas of stone fruits citrus and pine... A little too piney flavored for my liking, but some nice stone fruit finishes the beer and lingers, a little toasty a little sweet, seems a little green, decent carbonation medium full bodied...
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with an offf-white head. aroma is fruity hops .Taste is creamy, fruity hops, a little bitterness. Nice hop aftertaste.
conway (2098) - - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured amber with little head. Massive hop aroma, extremely hoppy taste. Centennial hops very prominent. High alcohol and centennial hops make it reminiscent of Dale’s Pale Ale but not as dry.
bleeng (1590) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at J. Clyde Birmingham. Dark copper and clear. White foamy head. Cold but nice fresh citrus nose. Taste is rather malty with very stinging bitter hops which are a bit underwhelming for the style. Body is smooth and oily. Not bad but not nearly as good as I expected.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber color with a white foam head. Has a piney aroma with hints of caramel and grapefruit. Sweet caramel taste with a harsh resiny hop hit and grapefruit notes on the finish. Hop lovers treat. Love it.
Borresteijn (5570) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl Bottle at AHBS. Clear golden orange colour, thick off white head. Aroma of lovely pine and citrus hops, grapefruit, grapes, light herbal and peppery. Flavour is medium sweet, very hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, firm lingering dry hoppy pine and citrus bitter finish with a little pepper. Medium to fullbodied. Great stuff.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a copper/amber color - somewhat hazy - nice thick frothy light beige head. Aroma is nice. Citrus and pine. Whoa...flavor is very strong balanced by a nice thick sweet malt backing. Flavor grapefruit giving way to pine and then back to grapefruit on the finish - very bitter at the end and the taste really lingers
jnate24 (33) - Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite DIPA’s to date. Aroma is fresh hops and citrus fruit. Taste is massive citrus hops with a long bitter finish. Decent malt bill gives it balance and a bit of sweetness. Get it fresh while you can.
RobertDale (4414) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a nice white head. Strong aroma of pine, florals, and citrus. Taste is similar with some malt. Very bitter and very intense.