Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A under-malted and over-hopped abrasive piney and grassy golden IPA. Hard to drink
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after receiving it from oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott
The look: Clear golden body topped by medium off-white head quickly dissipating to a small persistent layer of foam
In long: Nose is rather piney but also with plenty of dry grass with a spicy twist. Taste has elusive malts, light body, residual sugars without backbone. Balance is obviously not the goal here. Hop profile was like a hefty dose of chinook-like high alpha acid sandy piney hops with also a whole lot of Saaz-like dry grassy hope with a spicy edge. Iím almost certain no Saaz went into this American IPA but thatís what it tasted like. There was also a soapy edge I could have done without. Very looooonnnnnggggg after-taste. This beer didnít work for me, abrasive, not refreshing, hard to drink despite the light body, couldnít take big sips without making faces. I was very much disappointed by this one, and it is the all those disappointments caused by all the boring beers I buy that drove me into drinking, and that makes perfect sense to me.
Scouser (279) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orange gold with no lacing or head. Aroma of lavender grapefruit and other floral notes, one of the best smelling beers! Taste of rose hip, berry, grapefruit. This is a really good beer.
ElCapitan22 (163) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orange/gold color. There is next to no lacing or head retention. Smells floral as hell. Lots of rose aroma here, along with nice grapefruit notes. Tastes floral and hoppy, most related to the grapefruit notes in the aroma. A delicious beer that I would seek out again!
Jmmyer07 (22) - - JAN 21, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just like they said "This beer is a bold, in-your-face hop monster. It has a light, easy drinking malt character that allows the hops to stand out. Dank, big, sticky, and aggressive. Delicious!
ACHops (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Zeitgeist. Pours hazy medium copper with thin creamy white head. Aroma is medium sweet caramel malt with dank earthy hops on the back. Taste is similar - big sweet dark caramel malt, decent roasty notes; then sharply bitter hops on the finish. Grassy, dark pine notes from the hops, plenty of bitterness that lingers through the finish. Still, this is a malt driven DIPA. Not bad, just plenty of superior choices in this category.
DavidWoodruff (410) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark gold with a nice orange cast. Large dense white head. Big pine aroma. Flavor of malt with a big resiny hops component. Great balance of hops and malt. Full bodied with a long malt/hop finish. Great DIPA!
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Golden pour with white lacing. Citrus and herbal hop aromas. Grassy, herbal and citrus hop flavors.
italianjohn (2398) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with a thin white soapy head and sticky lacing..... Aroma of dank and juicy citrus hops and light piney hops (Oranges and grapefruity) .... Taste is of juicy fruits, caramel malts, piney and dank hops with a oily slickness... Oranges and grapefruit ... Mouthfeel is oily and slick .... Finish is bitter and has a nice lingering citrusy hop .... Light booze to it and thin for a imperial IPA .... Solid and tasty stuff
CelticBrew (884) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from bomber a hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of hops, pine, citrus field grass and particular tropical fruits. Flavour intensely strong hempy, strong like hops, wet earth, and some wet field malt to back. Extremely brutal and uncompromising on the palate. Hoppy as hell, leaving a very dank finish. Overwhelmingly a strong and remarkable DIPA, highly recommend.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 30 Jun 2012. Poured a very hazy golden, with a halo of white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, resinous hops and grain. Butterscotch in the flavour, with some biscuity malt and pine. Finish was grass, lingering resin and caramel.
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, from Bottle Revolution RDU, MFG date 11/03/14 lot 186. Good aroma, sweet, Citrus mainly kind of pine too. Golden orange color, good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Pretty good, has a hint of a stale smoke scent I get from some hoppy beers. But good stuff overall