BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was pretty impressed with this beer. It delivered what was promised - abundant hop juiciness, well balanced maltiness, and a big wallop of alcohol. I had an urge for hops, and it satisfied.
This beer pours a viscous straw color, with a little bit of soapy head. Aroma is astringently hoppy, and the hoppiness is of a sweet sweaty smell (delicious). Flavor is first a good amount of biscuit-y maltiness, followed by a lot of sweet-sweat and lightly citrus hoppiness. Mouthfeel is a little on thick side, but very good.
I would highly recommend this beer. A very good DIPA.
I had one of these after a Palo Santo Marron, and I basked in good beer goodness for the rest of the evening. I bought a 4-pack of this at Blacklick Liquor in Blacklick, OH.
OldMrCrow (2318) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Charley’s in Cambridge MA.
Huge piney, juicy hop aroma, this one is clearly setting out to contend with the stong West Coast IIPAs. Rather sharp, acrid flavor, hop oils coming on strong and aggressive. Drinkable, even enjoyable, but not exceptional.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light gold, sticky 2 finger head, lacing all down the glass. Wet juicy pineapple and papaya citrus aroma. Strong concentrated heavy hop spectrum and intensity here, spicy, abrasive, fierce and sustained. Should have sipped it, but I couldn’t help it.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of sweet pine, mango, toffee and citrus. Taste is sweet and moderately resinous, notes of tropical fruit: pineapple and mango. Full bodied and resinous with lively carbonation.
jason (1819) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma has a sweet candy/ sugar scent with a light hop floral note. Flavor has an upfront hoppiness to it, light vegetable notes and a sweet malty taste.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a faintly cloudy straw yellow/orange color with tiny pure white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma has faintly herbal hops, honey, grapefruit, hint of watermelon, black pepper. Flavor has faint chewy malts, touch of oak, herbal hops. Finish is balanced. OVerall this is alright, not very hoppy compared to other dIPAs out there, but not bad.
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown with an orange twinge. Perfectly cleary with a thick white head that dies down pretty quick, but good lacing.
The nose is hoppy, somewhat sweet and very citrusy.
Thicker than I expected, coats the tounge a bit with a light carbonation.
Sweet, hoppy and quite carmelly, but relatively balanced by the citrus. The finsih is bitter and somewhat alcoholly.
Better than most Harpoon offerings, but not still not amazing.
holdenn (2106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear orange with a white head. Hoppy citrus, grapefruit, caramel sweet nose. Similar flavors caramel sweetness that dominates with citrus, light herbal bitterness and some off flavors. Boozy beer, ok.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour. Damn this beer is nothing but pure hops in the aroma and on the tongue. Bitter harsh and a hop lovers dream. too much for me.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a big beige head. Aroma of citrus hops and candy/fruit. Flavor of piney hops with some malts. Bitter and warming finish.