WillRunForBeer (1245) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Taster at the source. Pours pale yellow gold with a white clingy headl aroma of pine, citrus, tropical fruit. Taste lots of pale malt sweetness, orange, grapefruit. Grapefruit peel bitter finish.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Blind Tiger for the Hill Farmstead event with James. Pours an electric, glowingly hazy, turbid nectarine orange with a rich, frothy, gorgeous streaky pristine white head. Cathedral window arch lacing throughout the session. The nose is an invitingly mellow, yet misleadingly complex, boquet; freah cream mixes with orange marmalade, chamomile, lavender, piney hop resin, zesty grapefruit juice, apricot, and sublte notes of peaches and earth. These scents follow through cleanly onto flavors of orange sherbert, honey, and smooth, subtle bitter hop. This is an outstandingly rich, intricate, smooth double IPA. Very well done and drinkable.
Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL courtesy of Jim. Huge thanks.
A: Beautiful golden-orange with a foamy white head. A litte sediment mars the overall beauty, but it still looks quite nice.
N: Wonderfully balanced. Pine, earth, mango, pineapple. Deep and rounded. Some grass and a little bit of caramel around the edges.
T: Quite sweet at the front with a moderate bitterness. Showcases the hops very well. Both stinging and balanced. Big kudos here, though itís just a tad sweet for me.
M: Very good mouthfeel. Carbonated nicely with a slight dryness and a round, heavy mouthfeel.
O: A top tier beer that might get a few more points from me with a touch more dryness and a little less malt. Still, well done. Would have time and time again.
thome50 (1197) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml growler via Zane on another beer site. Pours a golden orange with a 1/4" head that lasts. Aroma is of tropical fruit and sweetness. Taste, DEAR GOD, is of peaches and orange! Iíve never tasted a DIPA this fruit forward and I love it. peaches peaches peaches! The mouth feel was very nice as well without being watery or light. Overall, ok, I give in, this is a top 5 DIPA that wasnít brewed here in California. Hype is real!
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Black Friday tasting. Great aroma. Super fresh hoppiness. Cat pee. Slightly sweet, but not all that much considering the ABV.
radarsock (1112) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Had a few growlers filled at Harvest. One of the growlers was passed around Saturday night. Pours a hazy nectar orange with a line of white ringed around the rim, but no head. Smells of orange peels and hop pellets, not much else. Tastes unexpectedly maltier than I had anticipated: thereís also piney and oniony hops, plastic and yeast. Ends bitter and thin. I thought it was just the littlest too bit aggressive in both the hops and the malt profile.
dresden (1110) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh my. I tried really hard not to believe the hype. Growler poured into a hill farmstead tulip. Cloudy with a stiff foamy head. This beer just wafts aroma when you pour it. Itís waves of mango, orange, and easy to pick out the simcoe. Resinous hops, with pine, citrusy orange tangerine and grapefruit with a nice but not overpowered bitterness. I hate knowing I wont be having this again any time soon.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft pour at the farmhouse in burlington. Nice orangish color with a nice thick white head. Well balanced and smooth for such a strong beer. Nice bitterness.
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing tropical aroma but too sweet. Lacks the bitterness in the finish for balance.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml, swing-top growler, courtesy of baconsausage on BA. thanks, tucker! super stoked to get this one fresh as hell. pours a gorgeous , clear, honey-gold with a rich, creamy, pure white head with excellent retention that leaves bubbly rings of lace around the edges. aroma is absolutely fantastic with an elegant balance of sweet floral esters, pine resins, and pink grapefruit backed by beautiful tropical fruit notes of pineapple, guava, apricot, and kiwi with subtle hints of honey and vanilla as is settles in the glass. flavor is simply magnifiscent with massive tropical notes of mango, guava, pineapple, and honeydew up front backed by citrus rinds, and subtle, spicy, pine esters that transition to bitter, grassy hops that add a great balance to the tropical sweetness. palate is medium bodied and amazingly drinkable at 10.3% with perfect carbonation and a fruity, bitter finish that leaves me longing for another sip. overall, an utter gem of a dipa that definitely stands up to the big guns in the style.