BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear copper with a fluffy off white head. Lemon balm, grapefruit and caramel aroma. The flavors are very complex. Cinnamon and spice, cherries, and citrus fruit finishing with a semi-dry malt finish. Incredibly soft mouth feel and very easy to drink. A deliciously unique double IPA!
Paincane (131) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper body w/ light tan head. Citrus, floral hoppy aromas. Beautifully balanced malt backbone and crisp hop bitterness & finish. Great big DIPA.
harrymel (1479) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2011, unknown bottle date:
A: Hazy toasted apricot ale is topped with less than single finger of white foam. This falls in moments to a sheet of the same. No lacing.
S: Lots of sharp citrus notes here. The amarilloís in this are a bit overdone IMO. Lots of grapefruit, some peaches, cat piss and onion. Canít say Iím impressed, but donít feel disappointed really. Just kinda, meh.
T: Super sweet. Super bitter. Itís hard to address, but it is certainly both really bitter and really sweet simultaneously. The bitterness is resiny, citric peels, spicy (think raw peppercorn). The sweetness is peaches, malts, caramels, pralines. This is quite a complex IIPA.
M: Medium on heavy for the style with moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Not quite what I look for in the style, but certainly fitting for the beerís personality.
O: Iím really torn on this beer. The appearance is far from impressive. The smell is not particularly good, almost dislike. The mouthfeel is forgettable. The taste, the taste is really nice. I would like to see more reviews on this beer to see if there is something Iím missing about this, if I got a chill haze beer, or what. Itís good, not great and far from exceptional. Adjust the aromatic hop additions and weíll see how this beer improves.
Serving type: bottle
kbudd19 (562) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden copper pour with white frothy head. Aroma is big hit of sweet malts, and some nice citrus notes. Taste is a big shut the fuck up and drink, amazing drinkability mellow but in a good way, nice hope presence, just really well balanced. Yum.
Ferris (3019) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Skunky earthy hops with some pine and sweetness. Clear deep copper with a rich beige head. So well balanced with huge malts to go with the huge IBU and hops. Absurdly easy to drink.
kathouse (927) - Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red and cloudy with a thin head. Hop aroma is blood orange and spice. Body has lots of hop flavor. Malt and caramel hold it up well. A nice double IPA with a long finish.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx Todd for this one !!
Head: very longlasting, slightly off white, creamy , very nice !
Colour: deep orange slight hazy amber
Smell: peaches, malt sweetness, tad irony, citric slightly peppery
Taste: start is orange peel, lemon, resiny hops, then comes in a huge bitterness with a slight boozey flavour, end is dry, grassy and again bitter, nice DIPA !
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours great with a solid hazy orange hue to it, a nice white head ring, and mild lacing on the glass. The scent of the beer is decent with a solid resin scent and mild citrus on the back end. The beer tastes decent with a solid resiny hoppy flavor and a citrus aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent with a decent carbonation and a dry bitter mouthfeel. Overall, a solid IPA but a little too over bearing.
DialSquare (2528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub in portland. My favorite of all of the HUBs I tried. amber pour. citrus pine aroma. chewy grass, tropical fruit, little resin, good balance - bitter fin - nice- 7.8
umich03jm (1829) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from trade with michaelinwa. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a small foamy head that quickly fades to a ring. Aromas are citrus fruit, caramel, and herbal hops. Taste is very malty for a DIPA. Iím guessing itís a slightly old bottle but thereís no bottle date. Very fruity with a good amount of caramel malt. Spicy hops in the finish. Medium body, mouthfeel is a little odd, kinda rough, not sure how to describe it. Overall, itís decent, Iím guessing the bottle is old. Too bad they donít date their bottles though or else I would try to seek out a fresher one.
evergreen0199 (1941) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hopworks brewpub, Portland, Oregon, USA. An orange/amber coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Sweet, hoppy, fruity aroma. Tastes sweet, hoppy, malty, tropical fruit, some caramel. Nice one.