jbruner (2699) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Wittales in the local 3.14 swap. Pours a clear golden orange from the can with bubbly off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma is light, but resinous citrus from the heavy cascade and a faint sweet maltiness. Taste is bigger, but a hint of soapy middle, bitterness takes over and lingers. Soft carbonation, good balance, minimal booziness, not bad.
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is pine and dry grapefruity hoppy. Bitter, smooth fruity, pine and grapefruity. Bitter and dry herbal finish.
Bamsen78 (3655) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours hazy light amber with small white head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of fruit and citrus. Intense, bitter, hoppy flavour, with subtle, sweetish fruity notes, ending on a dry and acidic note. Bitter aftertaste. Decent.
chrisv10 (11802) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, hops, grapefruit, citrus and pine. Flavour is malt, caramel, grapefruit, hops, pine, medium sweet, little citrus and quite bitter.
DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy, orange-golden cool with a large white head. Biscuity, citrusy, sweet malt with disproportional and poorly balanced harsh hop. Flavor and aroma are the same. Sticky texture.
Hopman1 (32) - apple valley, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a nice golden hue color , the alcohol comes in at a 9.3% which actually does not punch you in the face it is well hidden in the scent of piney spruce trees a slight hint of citrus and grapefruit rhine .
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can near 50F. Lgiht gold pour, huge head that is annoyingly easily-formed. The aroma is mostly cascade hops, pine, resin, and a huge amount of taosted malt scent. The flavor bring some hops, medium to low bitterness, some \ fruit and pine, I would say msotly cascades, very classic flavor. This honestly isn’t that bad. It just has a totally different delivery it is still dry yet malty, nice bitterness, butlacks a tropical fruit punch and aroma , just an old-school dipa. Was expecting much worse.
Frank (3130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 This is a pretty decent IIPA but my can at least is not terribly fresh or vibrant tasting. If that is just how this beer is or if it’s old, I cannot tell because there is no date on it. Oh well. Rated as is for purposes of science! It pours an orange color so hazy aas to be verging on muddy. It’s head is thick and white and made of evenly sized small bubbles. The nose on this is, as you’d expect, quite hoppy with an emphasis on pine mostly and some earthy herbal notes underneath. It is somewhat sweet but not overly so and just a touch on the sticky side. This is a one and done kind of beer. It is just a bit too heavy to drink a lot of, which isn’t really a terribly problem at over nine percent alcohol. Finish is caramelly sweet with a lingering earthy bitterness. This isn’t bad but there’s really just so many good IIPAs that I don’t see myself every buying this again unless maybe I see it on tap.
skmikeg (1083) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear bright orange with a nice two finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, sweet malts, and some dankness. Taste is similar to the aroma with a lot of nice grapefruit and tropical fruit notes and some light caramel notes. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a moderately bitter, slightly dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and refreshing DIPA that is definitely better then its rating says.
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden beer with a sticky white head. Big thick hop resin nose. Strong caramel malt backbone with grapefruit rind and apricot hop flavors. There is a long pinching bitter finish. Nice IIPA.