alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great appearance with little carbonation. Taste is really dry and hopped up. Its a bitter hop rather than the citrus fruit hop. It’s nice but I prefer citrus hops. Great beer regardless.
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is something. Green Flash aim squarely at the IIPA bullseye and pretty much nail it. This is a crystal clear golden orange color w/ a large and fairly long lasting head of mixed medium and large bubbles. Nose is big and piny and the hoppy flavor is thick and layered. This is a medium bodied beer but w/ firm carbonation it drinks a bit lighter than it’s 9.5% ABV--and this is despite a touch of alcohol burn. If you are a fan of the style, definitely check this one out.
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle...from Antioch Liquors. Pours a rich orange color...tan head. Pine laden hoppy hoppy nose..wonderfully bitter taste and aftertaste...delightful.
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma Yes hoppy piney esters
color, nice amber hue, small head frim, alot of lacing
taste Wow this bomb delivers!, front strong flora hops!, middle bitter hops, and a super bitter grapefruit ending!
overall, Awesome Best IPA Ive had this year, onlt Devil Dancer may beat it, but totaly awesome a Dream come true!
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep red color with quite a bit of haze. There is a huge, two finger thick head of light tan foam. Nice lacing left behind. The nose has a good dose of pineapple, pine, and grapefruit. All hops. The flavor is aggressive bitterness from start to finish, in true west coast style. Lots of pine with subtle tropicals and grapefruit rind leads to a very long almost aspirin like finish. The start is great but the finish is just too bitter for my taste. Medium bodied with softer carbonation. Definitely a big brew and don’t expect any help from the malt side. This is hop juice.
rader58 (875) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color. Aroma of pineapple, pine, mango, peach, caramel. Flavor is pine, grass, pineapple, mango, caramel. Very bitter and simply fantastic!
ryanfolty (2389) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at KC Flying Saucer on April 24, 2012. Translucent yellow orange pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was citrus hops and taste was similar, grapefruity. Medium bodied, smooth, but a funky bitter finish. Expected more from this.
andyhwcinc (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Tuesday night having to do some work from home. 900th rating too! Appearance is a rather clear dark red amber with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is equal parts grassy hops with bready malts, also a bit of citrus and caramel, smells rich without being dominant. Taste is definitely a palate wrecker. Pretty thick, definitely bitter but also rich in a thick hay/bread malt. Very chewy stuff. It’s pretty damn good, happy to have had for #900!
alexsdad06 (9004) - Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a crystal clear deep amber color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma has earthy and resiny hops with some more mild citrus and a hint of caramel malt. The flavor is a decent amount of bitterness up front emphasizing the earthy and resiny hops. Some toasted bread with a splash of caramel serves as a base. The finish has a lasting bitterness. Medium bodied. I want to try this on tap while it is around.
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 Pours clear gold orange with white foam. The aroma is beautiful but intense with piney orange pineapple. The taste is full grainy, slightly alcoholic with big bitter resinous pine and citrus with a tiny mint flavor. West coast in effect. It finishes with a big bruising oily pine bitter that makes it hard to see anything, definitely bold on the palate, and it lingers... And lingers... And gets more grapefruit and piney as you wait for the next gulp. Carbonation is on the light side but perfect for the massive resin and grain undertaking. I normally don?t gravitate to these kind of beers but this is slightly palatable and the aroma is heavenly. Better than the west coast ipa and most stupid hopped brews. Not quite one dimensional but close.