smaynard6000 (642) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the taproom. Pours a hazy golden/amber with frothy white head. Aggressive hoppy pine and citrus aromas. This is a real DIPA- the hoppy flavor of this is out of control. Waves of hoppy goodness flow over the tongue, completely destroying the palate. Creamy mouthfeel with smooth bitter finish. Fantastic.
jredmond (5451) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a clear golden orange body with no head - light white lacing. Aroma is Nelson-forward with some funky melon. Palate is smooth with notes offresh citrus hops, melon, dank Nelson character and pine. Really nice Nelson IPA and one of the standouts of GABF 2014.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2014. Gold color with a light head. Extreme black pepper aroma. Plenty of it in the flavor, along with pot and dankness. Solid bitterness.
BucannonXC5 (882) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass: Pint glass
From: La Cumbre Brewing Company in Albuquerque, N.M.
Purchased: Oct. 9, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 9, 2014
Poured a caramel orange, semi-clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head when I got it. Couldnít really see any bubbles. Uneven layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.13)
Smelled Nelson New Zealand hops, grapefruit, floral hops, tangerine, caramel, orange rind, orange creamscicle, nectarine juice and light bittery spicy notes. (Taste - 4.63)
Tasted not nearly as good as the nose, but still good. Nelson New Zealand hops, grapefruit pulp, floral hops, tangerine, orange creamscicle and mango. (Taste - 4.38)
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.38)
A pretty damn good IPA. Had a great time at La Cumbre and this was a good time to end the night. (Overall - 4.38)
4.42 98 A
Ibrew2or3 (6985) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a great looking crystal clear copper body that has gold hues and supports a near white head. This has big Nelson aromatics with mango and grape with a bit of spicy dankness and then a thin sweet malt base off in the background. The taste delights as its bold and rich and balanced with plenty of bittering hops and flavor hoppiness going on. Wow, I get spicy garlic and onion dankness and mango, sweet white grapes and then a thin layer of floral hoppiness at the edges of the experience. Terrific stuff.
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2014. Pours a golden yellow appearance with a white head. Very intense aroma and flavor. Very resiny. Some citrus, mango, pineapple, other tropical fruits. Pretty dry. Fairly high bitterness. Somewhat dank and piney. Nice brew that Iíd love to try again.
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on Tap at GABF 2014. Pour is clear golden witha frothy white head and decent lacing. Mango, papaya, lighter citrus notes, pineapples, biscuit, and oranges in the aroma. Clean malt profile in the taste - hoppy notes of candied oranges, papaya, grass, light weed, and grapefruits with a medium bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Highly drinkable at 8.5%. This stuff can get you white boy wasted.
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Weekly tasting. Thanks Jake. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of pot, orange peel, citrus peel, caramel malt. Medium body.
umich03jm (2043) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, bright orange pour with a nice head that fades to a thin film with a ring. Nice lacing too. Dank hop aroma of tropical fruit, peaches, and weed. Tastes ultra dank and bitter. Weed and tropical fruit mostly with some pine and citrus too. Strong bitterness is a bit too much since thereís almost no sweetness. Just like Project Dank, I would rate this much higher if there was a little more sweetness.
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yellow pour with white lacing. Light citrus, grassy and herbal aromas. Herbal and citrus flavors, dank, tones.
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of umich03jm
Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, peach, mango, and a touch of dank notes. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with citrus, tropical fruits, and peach. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, dank notes, and a touch of lemon. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation.