Troncone (5) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An absolutely other-worldly beer from one of the best breweries on the planet. Unbelievable.
Tstamba (305) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewery. Hazy gold, foamy white head. Smells like an orange grove in springtime. Followed by a hop explosion in your mouth. Wow!
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PhillyCraft (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler smuggled back from VT by Alan, pours hazy golden orange, with light to medium head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, pineapple, and orange. Taste is most of the same, fruit punch, tangy citra, bitter galaxy. Excellent brew but it was better a year or so ago in philly. More sweetness now.
vtafro (3217) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swing top. Light golden pour with white head. Floral and herbal hop aromas dominate. Nice full hop flavors, but not too bitter, ert nice.
mathieuc (1228) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a really hazy orange with a thin white head that leaves fair lacing. Aroma is heavenly with pine and tropical fruits (mangoes?). Taste is sweet but everything is in check with fruit flavors again (some might say mangoes again but I will say peaches). Palate is clean, carbonation on the higher side but it is appropriate really. Bitterness is high but never harsh. Some perfume notes. Awesome, really.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of mango, pineapple, passion fruit, orange, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of grapefruit, grass, earth, caramel, and herbs with a moderately bitter finish.
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit with a lot of orange and pine. Flavor is very similar. I get some bitter orange and tropical fruit notes from the hops, which meld together very well. There is also a little bit of grass as well as some biscuit malt. Medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From August 2012. 750ml straight from the source. Pours an extremely opaque orange caramel color. Smells absolutely fantastic, but waht would you expect with galaxy and citra? Grapefruit, mango, pinapple, you name it. Tropical floral bomb. Taste follow with the tropical fruit parade, and a nice hoppy bitterness to round it out.
This may be the best DIPA or beer in general I have ever had. Excited that they are rebrewing the series, just for this installment.
thome50 (1018) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler back at Woodshop 7. Pours a hazy orange with nice white head with lots of lacing as you drink. Nose is loads of fresh spicy hops with a good citrus peel and grapefruit. Taste is overly bitter and not coming through fully for me. Some bland citrus in here, little sugar, and just not that much going on. One of the only disappointing HF hoppy beers.
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Farmhouse, Burlington. Served in a tulip-y like glass.
Pours a glowing golden amber/orange with a thick, frothy white head. Ample lace and excellent retention. Intense fresh hop aroma on the nose of dank citrus and tropical fruits; orange, tangerine, mango and pineapple with some subtle grass. Flavor is stupidly hoppy like and instantly relatable to any other HF IPA. Flavor starts with a Double Citra resin and pulpy hop flavor mid palate and finish with a juicy and tropical fruit Double Galaxy sweetness. Same body as other HF IIPAs, medium thick, well carbonated and chewy. Does Double Citra plus Double Galaxy sound like a good idea to you? Yea.