jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #2200! Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s amber with a tiny white head. The aroma’s bright, very grassy. Notes of caramel, strong maltiness. A bit or orange peel, marmalade. Sugary fruit candy. The taste is strong marmalade and orange sweetness. Woody, resinous hop bitterness. Quite jammy. Big beer, full body. Boozy. Overall, a pretty good beer. Nice stuff.
Leighton (15389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Bottle at Bruce’s, London to celebrate Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina and his election as Pope Francis. Big thanks to Bruce for this one! Pours clear gold with a fine, creamy white head. Alcohol-soaked citrus fruits in the nose, orange, some light bread. Medium to big sweet flavor, moderate bitterness, some juicy pine, bit of boozy sting. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm, fairly boozy finish, moderate resins, orange and tangerine, a touch medicinal. Really, it’s a bit boozy overall.
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber with a white head. Huge hop aroma. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Very hop forward. The alcohol is noticeable but pretty well hidden considering it's 11%. Very drinkable.
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anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma with piney hints. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
JohnnyJ (5079) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear golden pour, with a medium large white head, nice lacing. Very aromatic - floral and tropical fruit. Flavors of tropical fruit, passion fruit, mango, sweetness, citrus, caramel, dank fresh hop juice, and light bitterness. Quite good, I enjoyed it a lot.
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours light amber with a thin white head. Nose is stinky dank hops--cat piss and onions. Taste is fairly dry malt, a bit of honey, and really dank hops. Finishes sharp and oniony, with some boozy warmth. Fairly thin in the mouth with medium carbonation. Good, but after the initial blast of hops it’s a bit sharp.
TheEpeeist (3608) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Clear yellow brown with a lacy white head. Nose is watermelon, caramel, mango, pineapple and weed; so yummy. Oily, resiny medium to full body with a tingle. Taste is initially sweet with bubblegum and cantaloupe then quite bitter with pine, earthy grapefruit and juniper. A big buddha beast.
hopheadj (7) - upland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral to the max, an exceptional triple ipa the smell will make u drool. An one 22 oz simtra will til even the toughest of drinkers
elihapa (1533) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/11/13 notes: bomber, $10.99. Pours perfectly clear, small white head with orange body. Aroma is hugely tropical, guava, pineapple, orange, mango. Body is surprisingly thin, low carbonation. Flavor is strong tropical citrus hops, bit of honeyed sweetness, then big boozy warmth. Flavor lands amazingly lightly in front, but rides booze to a mouth coating finish. A fraction metallic with sticky hop bitterness in aftertaste. Its hard for me not to like an IPA this aromatic - be it double or “triple” – and this is no exception. I do think this beer doesn’t show quite the elegance of a Pliny or Citra, nor the balanced assault of Knuckle Sandwhich. But its something I’d grab for over many others.
Daytonbeer (710) - 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.