pinkie (426) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazed pastel orange with a melon hue. Unique and pleasant color. A fat head of cottony foam that will not fall down. Donít bother to wait. Leaves spectacular cotton candy lace. There are plenty of bubbles rising to the surface. The nose is simply terrific. Tropical fruits. Pineapple, mango, Grapefruit, orange and lemon citrus, candied fruit peel. A sweet floral and a succulent hop sweetness. The malt promises some sweetness but doesnít smell heavy or sugary. Taste is splendid. Grapefruit comes to the front of the palate bringing a hop punch of juicy fruit flavors with it. The body of the beer is soft and while amply carbonated itís supple and smooth. The malt teases you with a bit of flaky biscuit that is not too sweet.
This beer is simply the lightest DIPA I have ever had. The malt is vibrant in and of itself and the flaky biscuit quality has itís sweetness in the bread and not from sugar. The hops are graceful and abundant but not oily or resiny or even too piney. The fruits were simply stated in their own right. As many as there were I could name them all thatís how well done they are. Grapefruit is an engaging taste and this one lets all the other exotic fruits stand behind itís grapefruit. Not too much pith but just enough to accent a dazzling little bitter that steals the show from any sugary sweetness you think you are about to taste. You can believe the hype about this one. Itís straight forward and well turned out. A pleasure to drink ! Thank you Richard!
bytemesis (2578) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
There are times in your life when you are blown away by the generosity of some Ratebeerians. This is one of those times. Thank you IrishBoy for the opportunity to try this beer. Bottle. Pours hazy golden amber with a small creamy off-white head that slooooowly dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is certainly citra - passionfruit, pine resin, cat piss, grapefruit. Flavor is the same, juicy. Lightly sweet and surprisingly light bitterness - these hops are going into flavor, not bittering. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. No detectable presence of that 8% ABV - it really sneaks up on you. This is the kind of IPA I am growing to love most - not overly bitter, but full of fruity, juicy hop goodness. Right up there with Exponential and Heady as one of the best. Now I am just bummed that I only have maybe 8 oz left in my glass as I write this. I canít imagine when I will get to try it again. Shit. 6 ounces.
umich03jm (1578) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from trade with dogday. Huge thanks! Just released about a week ago. Pours a cloudy orange color with a big frothy head that fades slowly and never completely goes away. Musty, pungent citra hops in the aroma which gives off a huge citrus, floral, and tropical fruit scent. Taste is just delicious. Medium sweetness with a strong bitterness. Fresh citra hop taste. Smooth bitter finish, very light dryness. Medium body, light oiliness in the mouthfeel. Spectacular DIPA. Citra hops are my favorite and this is just awesome. Like a more intense Zombie Dust.
want1DIPA (205) - - OCT 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at KRBC Citra release. Massive grapefruit aroma! Lots of citrus notes on the palate, fused with some earthy grass funk. Amazing brew!
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thick White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Grapefruit, Pineapple, Mild Malts
T: Grapefruit, Sweet Malts
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Somewhat Citrusy, Semi Drying
Overall, a really solid Citrusy DIPA with a great nose and decent taste, very drinkable...
CesarLůpez (10) - - AUG 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rojiza opaca con corona beige densa y persistente. Aroma resina y mucha malta caramelo, frutos rojos. En boca gran complejidad dulce,
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy yellow ,smooth white head.
flowery and citrussy hoppy aroma.
flavor is citrussy hoppy, sweet fruity hoppy, good malty balance
jkwood04 (3412) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a tulip (Not fresh). Pours cloudy amber/orange with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma strong of citrusy hops, some pineapple, caramel and pale malts, and light doughiness. Flavor the same with a lot of citrus and tropical fruits. Smooth texture. A really good double IPA, but I would like to try a fresher bottle.
Zeeben (36) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with minimal head into my Hill farmstead taster. Orange towards amber color. Big juicy pineapple on the aroma. Love this beer!
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a HF taster. Pours a golden opaque orange with a slight white head. Scent is heavy floral with pineapple, mango, and grapefruit... Really awesome. Taste is again with the pineapple and grapefruit and a nice hop bitterness. Medium body with a dry finish. Fantastic.