Frank (4024) - 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 (1764) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 (4167) - 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.
stevoj (4018) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Relatively smooth for a strong beer, orange amber with abundant creamy off white head. Hoppy, piney aroma leads to very astringent taste, sharp bitterness lingers long after. Still smooth enough to mask to the high abv. Nicely done.
highibus (798) - Vail, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy straw color with fluffy white head. Nice spicy aroma. Not overly hoppy up front but nocely hoppy overall. Clean finish. Not bad.
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Skunky hops with a bit of grass and a light malt sweetness. Pale gold with a bubbly white head. Resin, bitterness and a candy like sweetness. A decent IIPA, doesn’t have the body or malts to really back it up though.
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 Pours a hazy copper orange color with nice soapy head from a can. Aroma is grapefruit citrucy hops upfront. Some tangerines good caramel malt note. Taste follows the Aroma with a medium mouth feel very well made. No alcohol noticable in the taste. Smooth drinking Dipa. But nothing standing out accept they did put it in a can wich jmo is a plus. I?m surprised this doesn?t have a much higher score. It?s tasty!
schlitzfaced (86) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can. Pours a hazy orange color and leaves a thin lacing on glass. Aroma is citrus with maybe a slight hint of pepper. Taste is Hoppy with citrus but is also slightly sweet. High Octane at 9.3%
craftbeersweden (588) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, amber beer with a three finger high head.
Nose: Tropical fruit, grapefruit, honey, citrus, pine and hops.
Taste: Grapefruit, grass, pine, tea and citrus. More nose than taste.
A solid DIPA but nothing special.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the better DIPAs out there. Very well balanced malt and hop wise, and the slight sweetness really works. Bitter but not a hop bomb.
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