Itzjerm (1769) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice strong aroma of bitter IPA. Flavor is obviously bitter IPA... but when you add in lots of sugars from the high alcohol, its not that much a slap in the face. For a hop head... this is a dream... for a rookie a night mare. The head lingers and is impressive.
sherm1016 (1250) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Antioch Fine Wine & Liquors. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, pine. A little heavy on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, with a grassy, bitter hop finish.
Strykzone (5812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tulip at ITAP on release day. A nice looking beer that had plenty of copper and brown. Opaque. A big citrus nose jumped from the glass. That was also tasted and it is big. Bitterness is significant, too. Caramel malts almost keep up. My palate died happy.
Bghedtodd (28) - USA - APR 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Wow. My benchmark is hopslam and this one is right there with it. A touch more bitter. Love it.
Foxbush (1530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 12 oz bottle from Total Wine and More in Western Henrico. The ale poured a very attractive copper color with a nice but not excessive head that laced down the glass. This is major IPA. The higher ABV and IBU make for a classic beverage. The alcohol is well desguised and the citrus aroma hits you immediately. The beer is well balancd and definitely an ale to sip and enjoy. The carbonation is average and the ale has much character. The finish leaves you wanting for more. What is the next from Green Flash? Had another on draught at Mekong in Richmond. An excellent IPA,
Erasmus_ro (2017) - Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Tap @ Yard House, Las Vegas 19/04/12. Pours a dark amber with a large, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is pith, caramel, pine. Taste is somewhat sweet with caramel in the beginning with the superbly stiff and bitter hops taking over with pith and some pine in the finish. Palate is surprisingly smooth and full. Very pleasant.
DrSilverworm (8861) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, split 3 ways. Thin khaki head. Clear amber color. Bit of lace. Very nice assertive hoppy nose. Nice grapefruit aromas. Big bitter taste. Good light carbonation and dry texture. Delightful
ddemmingjr (786) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ray's. Clear light golden, decent off white head. Nose was fresh green, resin, grapefruit. Huge bitterness and dry with tons of hop resin. Pretty unbalanced but hey, it's a hop bomb.
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DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours coppery with off-white stingy head. Nose was caramel malt, pineapple, black pepper, hopcitrus. Tasted very resiny hoppy with a huge tangeriney and pineapply finish. This one is a world class IPA.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma has plastic, Carmel, lawn clippings. Smells nice at times but not really a bursting fresh hop expolusion you expect. Flavors are very bitter grapefruit rind, grass, Carmel, citrus finish. It is an onslaught of bitterness but it doesn’t become too much, somehow it’s still drinkable despite the crystal and caramel malt usage. It’d take a paler more straight forward west coast bomb over this easy.