Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of lemon, pale bready malt, tropical fruits. The taste is tropical, herbal, citrus hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice beer.
Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from AdamJackson. Split with Douglas88. Thanks!
A: Cloudy gold/copper, foamy slightly off-whtite head.
N: Enormous pineapple, grapefruit, with some undertones of mango and orange peel. Pine, earth, leaves, and some marijuana backed up by a cracker maltiness.
T: Quite drying, resinous, medium body, hint of alcohol, and light carbonation.
O: A tasty, very dry DIPA with a very pleasing aroma from the citra hops. Would definitely have again, and I would very much like to compare next to Hop Venom (which I like better, for now.)
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler split at the 5/7.5/10K tasting, massive thanks to Leighton for more of this fine VT hop jus, 30/12/14.
Hazed orange amber with a decent off white covering - a real looker of a beer.
Nose carries big citric sherbets, pine needle, tangerine, grapefruit, dank hop strokes.
Taste comprises pine, bitter citric rinds, orange pith, straw, mandarin, tangerine, apricot tang.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with juicy citric hop notes.
Super solid world class DIPA. Drinks a good bit under 8% as well!
jbruner (2837) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared thanks to scotchzi! Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of big citrus and tropical hops over slight caramel and biscuit malt. Taste is more balanced with minimal bitterness and no sign of the abv. Just an amazing double IPA, really nice.
thome50 (1186) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to Brandon in exchange for some rot box junk. (Definitely won that trade! ;) ) Pours a slightly hazy orange with small white head. Growler was filled a week and a half after I opened it so shouldn’t be that much of an issue of freshness. Aroma is, naturally, big citrus with more on the orange peel side of things. Taste is at first slightly week for a DIPA but as it warms there is some sweetness and an overly bitter lemon/orange rind. A little thin at first on the finish but evens out ok. I’ll admit that DIPAs aren’t really my go to anymore so I’m probably judging this a few points off of what I used to. Still have to try and tick as many DIPAs as I can since it is my only shot at all 50 of a style.
conway (1908) - - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Deep cloudy gold with thin white head. Huge citrus and pine Aroma. Taste adds a touch of caramel and peach. Slightly thick and sticky mouthfeel. Huge and excellent.
John25 (939) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Cloudy yellow. Pineapple and big citrus. Smooth and big. Love this.
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charule (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at HF. Poured light yellow less hazy then the rest. Aroma quite juicy citrus. Light carb med bod. Juicy taste light bitter sweet
Ferris (6893) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler - Lots of lemon and tangerine. Cloudy gold with a light white head. Just as it smells with a dry bitter finish. Light and easy drinking, very flavourful.
kraddel (4464) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rather unclear blonde , no real head. Smell is very intense citra . Taste is pure citra, bitter , no malts whatsoever , citrussy finish as well . Good, not great .