ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: lots of juicy grapefruit and tropical fruit, floral hops, some resin and pine. Some light malts, toast, and honey linger in the background. Pours a hazy straw/yellow color, white head with good retention and lacing. Amazing hop profile - tons of citrus, mango, and some pineapple. Sticky resin and some orange as well, and a pleasant malt presence backing up the hops. Just enough cereal grains and a touch of honey to slightly tame the hops. Bitterness is medium-high, but well controlled and no astringent finish. Light-medium body, medium carbonation, smooth and dry finish. Wow, an excellent brew!
drfabulous (3652) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 flip top growler thanks to time4lunch. Lovely yellow pour. Big hop aroma. Grapefruit mixed with tropical fruit. Amazing dry finish. Fantastic.
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml growler. Gusher form the growler. It pours with a strudy white head and is a slightly hazy gold. HEad slowly recedes to come nice alcing. Smell is fresh hop-y. Grapefruit, hop cones, and grassiness in the aroma. The flavor is smooth and grapefruity. Medium to low bitterness. Nice fruitiness, awesome beer.
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10-11-12 On tap: Jaune pâle, presque blanc (ressemble a une wit), trouble, sans effervescence et mince collet de mousse blanche. Légers aromes de houblon et d’ananas. Bonne amertume, douce en bouche avec des notes de fruits genre ananas. Coprs léger, veloutée.
PhillyCraft (2852) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Super Fresh Growler pour from my man Frank. Huge thanks for letting me try this absolutely insane ipa. Pours an ultra murked out yellow gold color with small snow white head and nice occasional lace patterns. Aromas of the juciest and most resinous hop flowers imaginable, tons and tons of grapefruit guts, pineapple, light tang, lemon fuel, mango. There has to be some riwaka or motueka in here, don’t get quite the amount of cheese from nelson. Taste is the same as the aroma, and maybe more impressive. Perfectly dry and bitter in the close. Epic!
MJGG (926) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Verres, à la brasserie et au Black Back Pub. Arômes houblonnés, très frais, fruités, et intenses. Robe blonde, légèrement trouble, effervescence moyenne et légère dentelle. Très fraîche en bouche, le côté fruité montre un caractère très Néo-Zélandais, avec beaucoup de fruits tropicaux et d’agrumes. La base maltée soutient le houblonnage, sans prendre trop de place. Finale sèche et moyennement amère. Une autre très belle double IPA de Hill Farmstead.
piscator34 (1889) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler sample via and shared with oakbluff. Greenish gold in colour with a significant amount of haze. Aromas are of kumquat, mango, herbs, and a hint of spice. Flavors are of fresh juice oranges, wood (but not pine), and more exotic citrus. Medium bodied with firm bitterness. Super citrusy hop vehicle. Another great IIPA from Hill Farmstead.
davey101 (619) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Thanks a ton Joe for the HF hook up! Pour from a 750ml growler into a tulip glass. This was filled October 2nd, 2012.
A - Pours a very cloudy and light yellow body. Never seen a DIPA so light, it almost looks like a murky berliner weisse or something. Massive white head forms with just an unreal amount of sticky lacing and retention. Looks perfect.
S - Mango and grapefruit juice. The smell is just so oily and juicy with a touch of dankness on the very end. One of the best hop aromas I have ever smelled. I typically lean towards grapefruit and tropical notes over the dank/resinous/piney beers so this is just right up my alley.
T - Bitter grapefruit and mango juice. Like drinking a glass of oily and super fresh citrus juice. The taste is just so perfect. Bitterness is intense but never overwhelming and the juicy citrus finishes dry and pleasantly. Again, perfect.
M - Medium bodied with light and prickly carbonation. Highly drinkable.
O - Heady? This just replaced that beer as my favorite DIPA. This is just too stupidly perfect. I could drink this every day and never lust after another beer.
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from imstilltheGman... Murkey, cloudy pour.....looks like a wheat ale???? Small head that faded quickly. Nose of grapefruit.... Taste is fruity... tons of grapefruit. Kind of one dimensional. But still not bad. Medium to full body...Alcohol is hidden well.. Super smooth.... Overall: Good stuff
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle share w Aaron and Armin. + thanks greatly to Steve for bringing this beauty (plus many others) Poured a pilsner yellow with a fluffy white head. Nice citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Resin, sweet bready yeast and grapefruit / tangerine flavors jump out at you. Mouthwatering and slightly tart on the finish. A world class brew..