ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, 8/2012 release, fresh as can be. pours a gorgeous, hazy gold and sits the color of peach skin the glass capped by a rich,creamy, white head that leaves sticky sheets of lace. aroma is outstanding with huge tropical fruit notes of apricot, mango, pineapple, and starfruit backed by dank grass, pine resin, and pear syrup with a hint of sweet honeybun as it opens up. flavor is where this brew really shines as it brings an amazing blast of tropical fruit notes including pineapple, mango, guava, kiwi, and nectarine and balances them with resinous, piney bitterness, wet grass, and a hint of crackery malts. palate is medium bodied with creamy carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel from all the tropical fruits that finishes dry, fruity, and lightly bitter. overall, and outstanding dipa that lives up to the hype.
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours out a hazy gold topped with a white head. Nose is heavy citra rich malt heavy hops lots of citrus. Taste is more of citra nice bitter kick and a good grapefruit end.
Johnnyvelvet (19) - - NOV 11, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Toronado. Pours hazy amber with a small, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is strongly citrus with hops and vanilla. Flavor is crisp, bitter, with a light flour/wheat favor. Light body and medium carbonation
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HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewery. Heavy citra aroma, heavy citra flavor, lean malt body, a west coast hop bomb masterpiece. Not much else to say.
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shard by Hoff. Thanks, bro. An exciting rare tick by the bro. Pours a nice gently hazed golden amber hue. Frothy whitish head atop is a firmer filmy layer, nice thicker spotty film laces well and sticks around nice enough. Aromas are citric and juicy, touches of tropical fruit, a nice resiny bitter floral life. Grapefruit, mango, pineapple and earth, a bit sweet from the hops. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a nice bitterness, fruity llife, dry and gentle bitter. This never gets sweet or big. Dry and bitter backend, good firm florals with touches of bread, gentle straw. Light, airy, bitter especially as it catches into the backend and finish. While the nose is juicy and rich, a good bubblegum and tropical appeal, the beer is light, the malt body pretty crushable through a bitter backend and finish that comes on nicely. A nice floral slant, touches of earth and citrus rind and oils. Pithy, fresh and tasty. Nice stuff.
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Beer Advocate’s Toner
Purchased: N/A; Received on Feb. 18, 2015
Consumed: Feb. 20, 2015
Poured a honey, orange, hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-white, rocky head. A few light bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good layered, foamy, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention. (Sight - 4.13)
Wow. First whiff reminded me of an Alpine IPA, specifically Bad Boy or Duet. Got mango, tropical, pineapple, Citra, floral, Amarillo, light resin, grapefruit pulp, nectarine, passion fruit, wet pine, sugary caramel and red grapefruit. Delicious. (Smell - 4.88)
Taste wasn’t as potent as the smell, which would be hard to live up to anyway. Got toned down tropical, mango, pineapple, grapefruit pulp, bitter nectarine rind, Citra, some resin, caramel, peach, apricot, slight Juicy Fruit gum, light passion fruit, juice orange, floral and Amarillo. (Taste - 4.38)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long, juicy, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.25)
This was really, really good. However, I’ve got yesterday’s Hopslam as the wee favorite between the two. Glad I got to try this though. (Overall - 4.38)
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Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting with the Crew. Didn’t know this badboy was showing up until Jrob21 pulled it out. At 45 days + we had some doubts that it would be as good as the ratings indicate. Would love to try fresh as this was awesome where it was. Tropical fruits, dank, citrus everywhere. Very nice.
jrob21 (3048) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with the crew. Was worried this was going to be too old at this point but this is still drinking incredibly right now. I have never had a beer with such a diverse hop experience. Everything from tropical fruit to bubblegum to bitter citrus grapefruit finishes. This has it all along with a good caramel malt working throughout the sip. Ranks up there although a notch below the best.
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours clear orange and yellow. Aroma is duper fruity and dank hops, really nice. taste is well balanced with a dry fruity bitter finish, really nice double
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample thanks to some dude at Churchkey. Clear deep golden amber color, white head. Nice aroma of tropical fruit, stone fruit. Taste is bitter and fruity. Very tasty.
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in blind tasting. Pours an orange color with white head. Aroma is citrus and mix of dank. Taste is sweet, dry, dank, citrus, really nice. Like this the more I drink it. This is really nice, but zues is as good and easier to get, awesome beer.