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!
GenkiGonzo (695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Imazato. Hazy orange-gold with a soapy white head.Tropical fruit aroma. Has a nice malty backbone. Fairly dry.
argo0 (12428) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Lightly hazed light amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light grapefruit rind, mango. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some mango/apricot, light orange. Medium-full body, some acidity, resin.
Bov (10744) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Birreria Edelweiss@Alba Adriatica - quite clear amber ber with a little yet long lasting foam; aroma of quince marmalade and piney hops; full-bodied, sweet malt backbone; decently dry and long hoppy finish of resiney hops; some apparent alcohol
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Semi-clear orange color with a frothy white head.
N: Gigantic pineapple, pine, and grapefruit. Orange syrup and cracker. Very leafy and dirty. Some mango as well. Fruity and very dense spruce. Rounded out by intense black peppercorn.
T: Extremely bitter. Nearly astringent. Touch of sweetness but only a touch
M: Medium body, resinous, razor blade dryness, alcohol burn, prickly carbonation.
O: One of the few IIPAs I have had which deserves the skull. This is so unrestrained that it takes away from the enjoyment of the complexity. A last call beer because it destroys all sensation - and not in a good way. Similar to RuinTen in that fashion.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 2/8/15. Bottle courtesy Judy & Pete. Aroma has pine & earthy notes with some orange notes. The taste has pine, peach, citrus & caramel. Not sure the bottle date but didn't have quite the hop bitterness I would expect. Overall a good beer still.
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GenDV138 (3725) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared by maniac at the Annapolis tasting, thanks Joe! Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, orange, citrus, light floral notes. Tastes of hop oils, citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes, bitter hops. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice double IPA.
UXO (910) - CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale amber with one finger of light tan head head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is dark caramel malt, piney and floral hops, tropical fruit. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, strong bitter finish. (4/5)
The malt forward nose was a bit of a disappointment, and despite the huge hop bomb bitterness, there’s still strong maltiness in the flavour. This isn’t a bad DIPA, but it’s not my preferred type of DIPA. For the price, there are better examples of the style. (14/20)
Theydon_Bois (13395) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Hopworks Urban Brewery, 08/11/14.
Clear orange amber with moderate off white edgeing.
Nose is pinr, bitter citrics, tropicana, grapefruit.
Taste comprises caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, orange pith, straw, light booze notes.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close.
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big nose of resinous fruit. The flavor is similar with candied fruit, oranges, some light fusel alcohol. Smooth though overall. A nice IIPA
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NeuroPliny (226) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from an oversize bottle. Pours reddish-amber with an off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of apricot and honeysuckle. Flavour is hops, grapefruit, pine resin, balanced by honey and sweet malts. Awesome smooth easy drinking IPA.