McNeillR (620) - SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still golden body, clinging film head. Visciously hoppy nose, but ABV hidden well. Sweet as you like. Initial taste is silky smooth, a sexy hop reveal. Big packed in crystal doesnt have any burrying effect on sweetness throughout. Tinselly fruit gum chewiness. Serious burn on the linger but I was overbraced on the finish, without a sordidly clean whistle before the 11.25% hits paydirt.
Bottle, Gunnar Tasting. Thanks Pete via BenH!
BenH (1695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Paul! Golden amber with white head. Nice big aroma of citrus and pine. Similar taste, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Long bitter finish. Very tasty.
cgarvieuk (12188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Big white foam head....soft citrus orange nose... Dry front... Creamy front... Juicy y fruit peppery... Little creamy malt
Sathorael (130) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep orange with slighly ref hurs. Medium offwhite head and thick lacing. Aromas are rich grassiness, pine, floral and slightly sweet citrus zest. Taste is much of the same with a spicy carbonation. Finish 8s dry and slightly astringent.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity and citric hops, grass, pine, peach, and a light pale malty base. Nice punch of hoppy bitterness as well. Really damn good.
superspak (1899) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/11/2013. Pours crystal clear golden amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge mango, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, tangerine, orange zest, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity of tropical/citrus hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of mango, peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, honey, light caramel, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, peach, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hops flavors; with a moderate malt balance and doesn’t overpower the hops; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, sticky, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA! Big balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for 11.25%. An extremely delicious offering.
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bomber dated 6/4/13. Pours deep amber with a thick, off-white, two-finger head that dissipates to a nice foam cap. Great lacing. Pure hop aroma - pine resin and grapefruit rind. Bitter up front, as one would expect from a beef billed as a triple IPA. Nicely balance, however, not bitter for bitters sake like too many west-coast Imperial IPAs. Bitter on the back end as well, finishes slightly dry with a little heat from the 11.5 ABV. A full bodied, slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Overall, a well crafted triple IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
djd07 (2534) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with medium frothy white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong floral hop and pine. Thick mouthfeel with strong citra hop and light sweetness with lingering bitter finish. Very good.
tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Gold pour, white head, little retention/lace. Aroma of orange peel, citrus, pine, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel. Taste is quite bitter, pine/citrus, vanilla, caramel, light booze. Palate is soft, oily, bitter finish. Good; surprisingly not sticky or especially boozy.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Andy at Brian’s suprise birthday tasting. Pours clear gold with a big white head. Aroma is freshly squuezed grafruit juice as well as zest. Smells super fresh. Taste is slightly sweet, boozy, light malts, citrus zest, grassy hops and a little bit of tropical fruit notes. Good stuff.