oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Hazy amber-peach colored pour with a great white head. The nose holds notes of sweet caramel, pine resin, and sappy evergreen. The flavor holds more evergreen proliferation with big sweet sappy resin, and nectar fruit in the form of mandarin and fruit cocktail. A big hoss of a beer for sure. The body is thick, sweet, and sappy with low carbonation and a resinous finish. About as dry as you can get a beer this huge.
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Hill Farmstead.
Appearance : Hazy yellow with a medium creamy head. Very creamy.
Aroma : Huge leafy hops, nice citrusy and piny. Very fruity; mangos and passion fruits.
Taste : Leafy fresh hops. Piny and very fruity. Finish is very fruity and quite bitter.
Overall : Wow. Very nice DIPA. Along the lines of PtE and Heady Topper. Very fresh and very hoppy.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Kan for this handbottle. Pours an orange amber with a thin head. Super fresh nose: fresh hops citrus and dough. Super fresh hop notes with the doughy sweetness is the sign of an excellent IIPA. Bitter citrus dough flavors lots of bitter bitter hops. Lots of citrus pine and super solid. Super bitter but excellent with that doughy malt. Love it. 9/4/8/4/17
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing aroma of tropical fruits – mango, mostly. Intensely hoppy flavor; prickly on the tongue with massive pine and pineapple flavors.
HonusWagner (2010) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 What’s this? An East Coast IPA that would stand out even amongst the great West Coast IPAs? Dank tropical and citrus fruit aromas, light crisp malt giving perfect body, really, really good.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 On tap at the Barcade Phila anniversary. Aroma of sweet citrus and slight resin. Pours hazy peach with little head. Taste is very juicy with orange peel, grapefruit, and slight resin. Easy to drink and everything I like in an IPA.
mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Ernie. Pours orange with sold head.big citrus aroma taste match so fruity juicy abv well hidden
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Here is the DIPA that rocketed from unknown to superstar at breakneck speed. This has a lot of hype behind it and thus my expectations are appropriately very high. Now for the judgment. Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. Two fingers of creamy off-white head. Half the head fell after a short time, but the remainder stuck around for a while. Spotty lacing covers the glass.
4.5 S: Really wonderful aroma! Tons of tropical fruits in this. Pineapple, mango, lots of papaya and orange. Secondarily piney and floral. Fruits combine for a sugary sweetness. Malts are pretty well hidden.
5.0 T: Holy shit is this tasty! I can’t believe how wonderful this is. I’m pretty sure a pallet of various tropical fruits had been compressed and molden into the shape of a .50 caliber bullet, then overpacked with powder and shot into my tongue. Pineapple, mango, orange, papaya, and peach are incredibly strong. So fruity, but not too sweet. Malt is easily overshadowed by the hops, but it does well enough to keep the taste balanced. For 280 hypothetical IBUs, the bitterness is quite low and only manifests in the aftertaste. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.
4.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good carbonation, especially for a growler. Very creamy (but could be a bit moreso) and incredibly smooth.
5.0 D: I never thought this would live up to the hype, but instead, it has surpassed it. There isn’t a damn thing I would change about this beer. It’s about as close as you can get to a perfect taste. Absolutely fabulous. Worth whatever you need to trade for it.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 03-27-2011 18:37:27
zdk (1859) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap: fruity, sweet malts. piney hops, prickly carbonation with a warming booze finish. Nice candied fruits and sticky hops. yum.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is hazy bright golden amber with tons of egg white head leaving a thick lacing. The nose is pungent, light clean grain, dusty, strong tropical fruits, mango and grapefruit behind. Taste also has nice balance with huge hop punch. The grain is up front, clean and lightly dusty. Hops surround with a creamy dough and more tropical fruit. Plenty of mango and fuzzy peach with a grapefruit hit in back and crisp bitterness with little lingering effect. Body is light, a touch creamy mid palate, softer carbonation in the finish.