LinusStick (2734) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent IIPA. A little weak in the flavor but still an OK beer. Aroma was a lot better than the actual flavor. Strong pine and citrus burst in the nose. Pour was a cloudy medium gold with a one finger head. Taste was OK. The pine and citrus are not as pronounced in the flavor. A strong malt backbone keeps the beer more on the sweet side. The bitter does come up in the finish which is sticky and resinous. Nice carbonation.
thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bomber. aroma is citrus hops, flavor is light and citrusy. Palate is more thin and watery for a double. Good ipa though. Knee deep makes better beers than this.
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber. Medium amber with a cream colored head. Aroma is mostly floral hops. Flavor is biscuity malt with grassy and citrusy hops. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Overall a decent DIPA.
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-22oz..From Total Wine, Sacramento: Pours a light copper color with a small white head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is big and bold with oranges and grapefruit. The flavor is not nearly as citrusy as the nose would suggest, there is a good dose of pine in the forefront, with moderate oranges and grapefruit filling in the back end. The malt base was unremarkable from a flavor standpoint. Palate is full and silky with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering dry bitter.
theOptimator (272) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is rich citrus, pineapple, sweet malt. Appearance is unique and striking, a golden apricot light brown. An attractive beer. Taste is citrus aroma hop forward. Pine, pineapple, sweet malt, apricot, possibly onion/garlic. Plenty of hop bitterness as well. Slight alcohol hotness. Palate is medium+. Hop bitterness crisps it up enough to balance the rich malt. Slight alcohol hotness present, but very little. Hides alcohol fairly well. Overall a nice DIPA. Aroma hops are very present. Not on par with the very best, but still nice.
mcberko (5213) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours almost clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, candied sugar, and some citrus hops - hinting at a sweeter IIPA than normal. Flavour of pineapple, mangos, caramel malt, candied sugar, leaving just a small citrus hoppiness on the finish. Too much residual sugar for my liking for a IIPA, but still mildly enjoyable.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine Arrowhead. Pours a clear copper color with a soapy off-white head. Aroma is pune, resin, dank hops. Taste is sweet with citrus and tropical notes. Thinner bodied with a bitter but balanced finish. Good.
jhamp9 (925) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear red orange with an off white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit zest, grass, and sweet caramel. Taste is pine, grapefruit, peach, and caramel. Nice bitterness. Very enjoyable.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear burnt orange body with a tall frothy off-white head. Aroma of florals, orange, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of orange, toffee, light butterscotch (not offensive), caramel, florals, pine, and grass with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
glennmastrange (2114) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt anf hop notes of roasted, caramel and grapefruit peel, light soap for the yeast, with background notes of date, pepper and ginger. Head is small to avergae size, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostyl diminshing. Color is clear light amber/orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic,, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry finish. All good, typical DIPA characteristics, just a little out of balance on the flavor. Could’ve had a touch more sweetness.