seth_lfod (325) - 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.
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with no head. Aroma of bitter grapefruit and malt. Taste is bitter and malty, lots of citrus. Very crisp and citrusy, really nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by jegross...thanks Jeff! - Pours cloudy light amber with a thin white head. Nose is big and dank Citra, real oniony with a pit of pine. Mellow bready malt on the backbone. Taste is more mellow than you’d think given the smell and the ABV. It’s pretty hoppy, but the backing malt mellows it out. Finishes with Citra and pine, but it’s not terribly pungent or bracing in the mouth--just smooth. The body is soft, too, and it’s well carbonated. I could drink steins of this.
UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Cheff Scott, Thanks Duder! Split into two snifters, cloudy yellow orange with a light frothy white head, a little more than a finger. Nose is really solid, pineapple, orange, papaya, citrus romp.. Taste is really balanced, which comes as a surprise, I was thinking this was going to be hop bomb based on location + limitation of release. Not so, not bad though, medium-low mouthfeel, excellent carbonation. Dry finish v. the oily finish of most DIPA’s out there, again not a bad thing. Take home message; I would drink this beer all the time it was available, but for being so limited it kind of over-hypes it for me.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Aaron for this gem. Golden orange with a two finger, tight and pure white head. One of the prettiest beers I have ever seen. Aromas are wonderful. Tropical fruits, melon, grapefruit and stone fruits. Soft bitterness finishes with a nice honey malt sweetness. Nice carbonation. Amazing beer. Glad I was able to try it!!!
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm, Citra! Crisp, clean, refreshing, full of hops, so malty and delicious. One of the very best DIPAs made anywhere.
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz courtesy of Dale.
A: Cloudy straw color with a thin white head. Great legs.
N: Lots of grapefruit. Lots of earth and pine. Very little malt.
T: Very citrusy. Lots of pineapple and grapefruit. Great malt base, but it has the stinging sugariness I associate with some underattenuation. Tons of earth and pine. Nice.
M: Medium bodied and quite sticky. Noticeable alcohol.
O: Quite good, but I wouldn’t kill myself for more.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Deeo golden colour, small white head. Sweet like quite fruity herbal hoppy caramel aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, exotic like fruity, herbal with citrus, caramel and a good bitterness.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thank u liquidjo
Bottle poured into my three clouds pint glass. Immediately on pour, a big burstvof tropical fruit, mangos and pineapple nose. Taste is smooth, hoppy, citrus and fruit filled from the abundance of citra hops. One of the juicyest ipa’s I have tried. Overall this was towards the top of the list of IPA I have had. Amazing
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Buttery, malty aroma with tropical citra. Flavor is tropical fruits, medium bitterness, round malt backbone, lingering bitter finish. Solid but there are better citra-oriented beers.