wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 5/6/13 from a capped 12oz bottle sent to me in the Easter Bunny BIF. Pours cloudy brown with a very thick off-white head that slowly recedes to thick and rocky lace. The nose is full of resin, floral, grassy, and touch of tropical fruit hops, with some nice caramel malt and a touch of bread as the backbone. The flavor is a bit more malty with plenty of caramel and brown sugar, with the resin and grassy hops on the back of the palate. The body is fairly full with average carbonation and a very long malty and nicely bitter finish. This a nice, fairly malt forward, Double IPA.
CutSteel (10) - - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth IIPA with very little hint of high alcohol level. The honey hides bitterness until late in the taste. There is very little hop aroma detected- mostly sweet but pleasant.
miyauchi38 (403) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (628) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle it has a golden amber color with a good size head. Nice aroma with fruit up front and a touch of malt. Taste is kind of backwards for and IPA. More malt up front then some fruit on the backend. Mild bitternes with a good finish.
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Thanks, T! Pours a bright orange, clear, with a thin loose light tan head. Big sticky sweet nose, lots of oily hops and sugars, almost tickles the nose holes. Thinnish body, prickly carb. Boozy twang, sweet, with pithy grapefruit rind hop oil presence. Lots of powerful notes here, not really working together. More competing for attention.
Holtguy (130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, came in 4pk. Aroma of...oh hell. Itís a double IPA. Itís like several dozen other imperial IPAs / double IPAs that are floating around out there. Itís pretty good. Maybe sweeter than most and a bit heavy. High abv, so watch out. I donít think Iíll buy again so long as itís more expensive than many similar or better beers.
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via Mystery Box BIF. Pours a translucent, burnt orange with some lacing, thin white head. Nose is very old school DIPA, big pithy orange, grapefruit, gobs of fresh pine sap, soap. Flavor has the honey sweetness, a bit boozy actually, orange grapefruit, loads of pine, soap, some candy, a little artificial lemon. Full bodied, sticky finish. A little heat from the alcohol too.
mmill527 (83) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice floral notes, strong ABV but the great hoppy taste covers it nicely. Hard to describe, but taste is different than typical DIPAís (in a good, unique way). Good find.
smroush (46) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color with some cloudiness.
Sweet aroma of both malt and honey, plus the hops. Aroma reminds me more a barley wine than a double IPA.
A lot of sweetness in the taste, along with the malt and hops.
Overall a fairly good beer, though definitely going for power over subtlety; still a reasonable level of complexity and some balance between the hops, malt and honey.
raoul_duke (61) - - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Smells a lot like pine and Orange. Very strong taste. Honey sweetness on the end with alcohol lingering.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured cloudy, deeper amber with a creamy, sticky off-white head.. looked great! The aroma picked up juicy oranges and lighter-skinned fruits joined by spruce and peppery alcohol.. honey showed up as it warmed.. nice. The flavor found honey and biscuity malts at the core, with peppery notes and pine resin laced throughout.. picked up some beet sugars along with honey on the spicy finish. Heavier-bodied and filling on the palate.. hot at times, but tasty.