Ed5388 (2485) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours a dark orange color with one finger frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, and pine. Taste has a nice maltiness, with citrus (pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit), grass, and pine.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A brutally bitter, sugary sweet and boozy golden citrusy Double IPA. It is what it is.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed probably fresh about 1 month after receiving it from oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott.
The look: Clear dark golden body toped by a medium off-white head that quickly dissipates to a ring of foam.
In long: Nose is resinous citrusy hops, a bit of alcohol heat and caramel. Taste is brutally aggressive, uber-sweet sugary malts, crunchy caramel and lots of residual sugars, alcohol apparent, bitter citrusy hops and then more bitter citrusy hops, this beer is a palate destroyer. Not a whole lot going on in the aromatic department but man did they go nuts with the bittering hops in this one. The beer is clean, very clean, but it is a bit too aggressive for its own good. I’m a hophead but not that type of hophead, this is just pure brutality. Obviously not complexity here, sugars, caramel, booze, bitterness. Sadly I must confess that I drank the full bottle, the first few sips were hostile but once the back of the mouth is numbed the beer becomes drinkable. I’m rating this beer on April 1, a good day to rate a beer, probably the worst day to have a real heart attack at work.
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this beer at the SLO Xtreme beerfest. It pours a copper golden color with a white head. The head dissipates soon after the beer is poured. The bouquet is identical to sticking your nose into a bag of magnum hop flowers. Strong, resiny hop flavor from the start and throughout. Finishes with resiny bitterness and alcohol warmth. Not carbonated well enough, but since it was poured from an open bottle, it could’ve been a little flat.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Danny tropical citrus hops on the nose pale sweet a little grain sugars. Pours golden nice clarity nice head and lace. Danny tropical fruit and citrus. Chewy resin pAle malt slight sweetness. Lingering chewy mouth coating treasonous hops. Really dry really chewy. Some boozy undertones.
eros47 (52) - Huntington Park, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden with a white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma consist of mango, green apple, and grapefruit. Finishes dry. Great beer.
Natai (109) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear gold with a white head and great lacing. Aromas of pine and tropical citrus. Outstanding hop flavor tempered by malts that’s reminiscent of Pliny.
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt orange in color... Aroma of citrus hops, toffee malts... Flavor is intensely bitter but nicely balanced by a firm caramel malt presence... Citrus hops on the finish... Tastes like a more dry, less sweet, DFH 90 min IPA... Delicious
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber. Pours a clear amber with little to no head. Smells of mango, citrus, sweet malt, and pine. Taste is quite bitter throughout the sip, with some citrus and tropical fruits and a slight maltiness. Body is good with a slightly sticky resinous finish. Not bad at all.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity fresh hoppy peachy piney aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter piney finish.
Daytonbeer (688) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold in color with white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. Taste is heavy citrus with extreme bitterness and some malty backbone. Big body and taste.