TheRobbFather (5) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I've slowly been starting to enjoy IPA's more over the last year or so. Still not my go-to style, but I'm definitely sampling some quality brews! This beauty packs a wallop and it's a double IPA!
kjc51478 (436) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Appearance is amber color with medium, off-white head. Aroma is heavy on the fruity hops with lots of citrus, orange, and floral. Taste is sweet for a DIPA particularly on the front end--notes of sweet orange, sugar, and grapefruit. Bitterness becomes more prevalent as the taste evolvles. Although it is tempered by the honey, the alcohol is still very noticeable giving it an astringent quality. Palate is medium-bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish.
eaglebones (63) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep copper orange with a huge offwhite head and lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and a hint of honey. Medium body and carbonation with a sticky mouthfeel. Sweeter than some DIPAs but I think that along with the alcohol warmth nicely balance out the hops. Nice beer overall.
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 (508) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (648) - 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 (6468) - 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 (5416) - 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 (84) - 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 (85) - 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.