madvike (2784) - 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 youíd think given the smell and the ABV. Itís pretty hoppy, but the backing malt mellows it out. Finishes with Citra and pine, but itís not terribly pungent or bracing in the mouth--just smooth. The body is soft, too, and itís well carbonated. I could drink steins of this.
UnionBeerCzar (80) - 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 DIPAís 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 (1287) - 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 (887) - 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 wouldnít kill myself for more.
faroeviking (10288) - 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 ipaís I have tried. Overall this was towards the top of the list of IPA I have had. Amazing
crossovert (7702) - 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.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft during SF Beer Week. Fresh hop aromas and flavors, filled with herbs, citrus and florals. The balance was the most impressive part. Big, yet balanced. Subtle, yet bold. Great, easy drinking texture. Needed to warm a bit to fully express itself. Worth the hour wait.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
ineedbeer (837) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is all fruity hops. Lots of bright citrus but with a well balanced tropical fruit and peach note. There is no malt aroma or alcohol in the nose. Just bright, clean hops. This beer isnít pretty. Itís not at Heady Topper levels but it is very cloudy - you can tell through the bottle. Pours orange with a big white head that has nice retention and good lacing. A slight, sweet malt note up front but then the flavor is all hops just like the aroma. Lots of fruit in the hop profile - citrus, tropical fruit and peach. A touch of a melon character a well. Nice clean but assertive bitterness. Dry, bitter finish with a hint of alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, approaching medium light. Medium carbonation with very low astringency, just a bit of hop astringency. Medium low alcohol warmth. Overall this is a really nice, bright, fruity DIPA. Clean alcohol and malt notes that donít distract from the hops. I donít know that this is really worth the lengths people go through though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone