HonusWagner (1693) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Exactly what it says on the tin. As a huge fan of west coast IPAs (Pliny is probably my favorite regular-release beer ever) this is still much too much. Great nose of grapefruit and such but the flavor is just all bitter, almost no room for the palate to pick up the natural sweetness from the fruity hop flavors.
Franckg (353) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of alcohol. Taste of sweet grapefruit, cantaloupe and alcohol. Powerful bitterness.
weihenweizen (2032) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. squat brown bottle poured into a glass. Orange with small off white head. Aroma is dank/malt, medium body, low carbon.action, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is dank hops, pine hops, malt backbone, and bitter finish. Hop Bomb.
Sissio (824) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber, cream head
Rich aroma, malts, cream,mou, aromatic hops with bittersweet citrus notes, balsamic notes, light caramel and toffee. Spectacular complex taste. Aggressive herbaceous bitterness well balanced with mellow mou, caramel and aromatic citrus notes. Hoppy aftertaste.
kingaugusta (17) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber-blonde with a big white head and a nose that screams Centennial hops in a loud and beautiful manner. Flavor lives up to its name with an enormous kick of both floral and bitter from an almost silly amount of hops, though it’s quite well balanced by a big sweet malt and the high gravity. Backside is sticky and bitter. This is what big IPAs are all about.
echudy (39) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really love the excessive boldness of the hop aroma, along with the extreme bitter hop flavor. Great bold color and obviously overly strong flavor throughout. Gets almost too bitter by the end, but I like it a lot despite the high cost
Mindwarp (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark gold/amber with a thick white head, lots of lacing on glass. Nice citrus hoppy aroma. Hoppy bitterness right up front when tasted, a little resin flavor follows but nothing over powering easy to drink.
ikigai (69) - California, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/18/15 from 20 oz bottle. Nice amber color and one finger head. Interesting sweet aroma unlike any other beer. Smooth and fairly well balanced but a bit on the malty side. 9.5% abv. Worth a second try,
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MHOSKINS (82) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! At 148 UBUs this is for the true IPA lover. Does not disappoint. Bitter start with a smooth finish. Love it!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PartyFowle (318) - - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shiny copper, perfectly clear. One finger of very dense, sticky, sand-colored head becomes a fleece-like top layer and deposits thick, grippy walls of lace. Funky and dank nose. Onions first, then grapefruit, grass, a touch of pineapple, a little baked bread, some caramel. Big bitterness in the flavor. Grapefruit pith, a touch of dank weed, burnt sugar. It’s a little funky. Saltine crackers and a touch of biscuit come out as it warms. Maybe some floral character as well. Thick, syrupy medium body with moderate, pinching carbonation and just a hint of fizz. Alcohol is a mild warming in the throat. Decent. A nice big hop flavor here, and way bitter. It could actually use a little more malt to back it up. Palate not quite wrecked, but definitely bent.
madvike (3054) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Oh Green Flash, why do I even try your beers anymore? If they’re not horribly out-of-date they’re probably huge boozy malt bombs that hide all the grassy, piney, astringent hops that really aren’t my favorite hop blend anyways. I know you’ll have a huge oily body, and your bitter, drying finish won’t be my jam. I’d probably be better served spending my money on fresh, local New Glarus, Ale Asylum, or any other beer that aligns better with my palate. Seriously, what the fuck am I doing?