toxichop (163) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow aroma was huge on this one, very tropical, tons of hops, lots of mango, citrus, lime and pineapple. Appearance was orange very hazy with nice white head. Taste was like the aroma with mango and lime dominating but caramel malt was able to get through as well a little to much malt actually which kept me from giving it a perfect score. Mouthfeel was medium bodied finishes sticky with low bitterness. Overall this is one hell of a dipa one of the most fruity/tropical ipas I have ever had and its super delicious. I believe this was bottled on the 21st of Feb. so this was already two weeks old and I was skeptical as I am paranoid with ipas but I super glad I did the hunt and finally got it. This sure lives up to the hype.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy light amber with a 3 finger foamy/frothy beige head. The nose is very fruity - mostly ripe light stone - peach/apricot. Full bodied. The flavor is very fruity/hoppy. With just a hint of caramel below. But enough to hold all this hop. With time the flavors reduce towards canned peach, then on to citrus rind. Really delectable.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peach and mango overwhelm the nose - such a tropical fruity DIPA - more citrus on the taste, it tastes so much different than it smells... Really surprising. I would like a bit more bitterness up front, it is more of a finishing one that brings it a bit out of balance. Nice mouthfeel and carbonation. Kern made a delicious DIPA.. AGAIN!
bookman10 (471) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rather cloudy golden yellow with mid-sized head. Strong citrusy aroma (almost smells like orange juice). Big hop flavor with citrus notes and an underlying sweetness. Nice bitter finish.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out a Bottle. Pours cloudy orange, nice white head. Big aroma of pineapple, peach, melon and mango. Rich and malty. Slightly bitter.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Grapefruit and sumemr fruit lingers with light caramel.
Dunt (214) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes. Part of a package I received from a longstanding trading partner on BA. Thanks Daniel! Cloudy peach in color with a half fingers worth of off-white head. Head has a somewhat soapy appearance. The nose is primarily grapefruit and other citrus fruit with some hints of melon and pine. Nice nose on this guy, definitely living up to my expectations so far. Taste is a lot like the aroma, a lot of citrus fruit and pine. Compares favorably against the Alpine lineup. Medium mouthfeel with decent carbonation and a medium finish. Worthy of the hype, definitely among the best DIPA Iíve had....might go as far to say that I prefer this to the Citra DIPA.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from trade on BA. Pours hazy golden honey colored orange with white head and nice lacing. Aromas of bright citrus and tropical fruits, peaches, and light malt presence. Flavors of peach and fruity hops, and some sweet malts. Easy drinking, but lacks bitter punch I was craving.
joeneugs (2141) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer Revolution. Thanks Rebecca! It pours a nice golden color with a white head. The aroma is very peachy with some big tropical fruit and a bit of pine. The flavor is very well balanced with some nice intense fruity hops and good piney bitterness in the finish. Easy to drink. A really enjoyable IIPA.
randomgarbage (1318) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Irishboy is awesome. Phoned rate. Murky amber with a good sized white head. This was surprisingly light bodied. Earthy citrus hops with a bit of dough and caramel. Not much in the way of bitterness in the finish, damn near refreshing. Very nice.