hopbomber (100) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy pine tones with massive citrus burst and plenty of caramel, rather syrupy. Very bitter indeed. I think my bottle had passed its best. Good beer.
zickbeer_ye (59) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh hops and strong citrus mostly grapefruit. Light foamy head nice Orange medium reddish body. Refreshing hoppy dry citrus fruit tastes kinda earthy in the finish. Crisp, clean, dry.
Ed5388 (522) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper/amber color with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of strong grapefruit, floral and piney hops, citrus (lemon and orange zest), and some malt sweetness. Taste is really bitter up front (mainly grapefruit), some caramel malt to balance, and finishes piney/resinous.
AZBennett (88) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a near amber color with about an inch of white head that dissipates at a slow pace leaving a thin coating of bubbles atop the beer at all times. Huge hop aromas rest on top a pretty big bready malt aroma as well. The flavors are big hops: grapefruit, lemon, grass and pine and then a decent malted sweetness hits on the aftertaste smoothing out the bitterness. Palate is pretty thick though not sticky, ends up being perfect for this brew. Overall this is still one of my favorite beers in the WC IPA subgenre. I will have a glass anywhere I find it on tap and happily keep a bottle or two in my fridge.
jimmytalent (49) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots and lots of hops! Pours a nice amber color with small head. Hits the palate with strong notes of hops all around.
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CJMunchel (30) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great color good head. Solid smooth taste with a nice dry finish. Not too bitter.
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VastActiv (813) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.335l at Bar Molotow, Helsinki. Colour is deep dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, massive grape and hops. Well, very good beer.
thome50 (578) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Anthill. Was "forced" to get a pitcher instead of a pint. Pours a deep amber with big head when poured from the pitcher. Aroma is hoppy malts with some lemon. Meh. Overall, this is good to ok on tap, I never would get this in the bottle.
adeezhop (20) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great looking amber, sticky, HOPS are O Plenty ! This is a Hop lovers dream of a brew. Darn near perfect west coast Ipa. Solid all around, heard a lot about this one and now I know why. WOW!
firkinChad (26) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A-Big hoppy nose. Im in a hop field.
A-Medium hazey, Amber orange hue, Sudsy head
T-Big hop burst of flavor that moves across tongue to a bitter back. Citrus and Floral notes linger
P-medium density and medium carbonation compliment
O-agressive IPA showcases the hops. One of the best beer experiences I can remember.