Daytonbeer (694) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours gold in color with white head and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, citrus, and alcohol. Taste is extremely hoppy, but with enough sugar and carmel malts to make it enjoyable...very enjoyable.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of pineapple, citrus, earth, mango, and grass. Flavor of citrus, caramel, grass, pine, and tangerine with a dry, bitter finish.
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange.amber, with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, oranges, sugar, and alcohol. Flavor oranges, grapefruit, pine, alcohol, and malt. Ends dry and slightly bitter.
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 2/11, 22oz. Poured into a Hair of the Dog tulip. Pours deep dark orange/amber color with medium white head. First pour was incredibly clear, while the second glass was a little on the cloudy side. Aroma is a burst of pineapple and pine, and lovely orange citrus. The flavor of the beer starts of with clean citrus hops totally balanced by the 10% ABV. Some pineapple and mango flavors. Finish is dry, but not overwhelmingly - still lots of fruity and bitter hop flavors that go all the way down the tongue with slight alcohol heat. Lingering tastes of bitter grapefruit that is somewhat astringent. The head dies down by the next few sips but leaves great lacing on the sides. Towards the end of the glass the hop aroma is still there but the tastes starts leaving too much bitter flavor on the palate. Overall a great contender in the TIPA realm along side Drake’s Black Label.
GordonJr01 (2) - Coleville, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully huge IPA. Lucky to live so close to these guys and get a bottle that's only about a week old.
Aroma is no where near as strong as the flavor of this one. Lots of citrus, a bit of pine, and all balanced with a clean malt backbone. Extremely drinkable for 11+%, but very dry in the finish. Looking forward to more of this in the future.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jkwood04 (4829) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy, grapefruit, and floral hops, plus some caramel malts. Flavor so hoppy. Smooth texture. A great beer.
drsordr (1598) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour orangey yellow. Hops hops and more hops. Form the instant you open the bottle you can smell the hops. A little citrus but primary pine and evergreen hop nose. Grapefruit bitterness with the evergreen hop flavors pervasive. Some balancing sweetness. Hides the high alcohol content vey well. I really like is beer.
tricyclist (1096) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pour of deep yellow-ish gold with a faint white head. Nose is citrus and hops, crisp and bitter. Flavor follows beautifully with plenty of grass notes and bitterness. Really impressive. Great lighter body with mild lacing. Really enjoyable all around.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a golden orange with a smallish ½-finger, white head which dissipates to a coating. Carbonation is evident.
Nose is tropical fruit, especially pineapple, mango, oranges, and lemon. For a beer this big I expected to have a nose full of alcohol too but it wasn’t there.
Taste is a bitter wallop giving way to Grapefruit and pine. There is some carmel that comes in as well as grassiness and malt but the dryness and bitterness remains throughout. There is the alcohol I expected, in a nice warming in the middle that lasts through the finish. Still, this IS a tongue-buckler foremost, and the mouthfeel is medium, crisp and bitter to fit.
All-in-all, I found it refreshing and would have at it again, given the chance but I still love big DIPA’s that are a little better balanced.
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simcoe and Citra: my two favorite hops! Pours a very hazy ruby orange color with a half finger off white head. Smells of sweet, juicy grapefruit, lots of papaya, mango, pine, fruit punch, almost like a perfume floral smell. Little bit of breadiness in the back but over taken by the hop qualities. Taste starts with the mellower fruits like papaya, mango, pineapple from the citra. Then in the middle you get a carmel flavor, as well as a biscuity note. Also some of the more astringency notes start to creep in like grapefruit and pine from the simcoe. Then the finish is more of the carmel malt, pine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, papaya, mango. Just a symphony of flavors. The finish lasts and a bitter grapefruit and lemon flavor is the last to go. Just enough malt to just cut some of the bitterness from the massive amounts of hops. Definitely do get booze on the finish as well, but that is expected at almost 12%. Gets much better as it warms and the fruity flavors of the hops definitely do come out when it does. Pretty full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a creamy, yet oily mouthfeel from the hops. Would love to get my hands on more of this!