mghj (22) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22nd bottle poured into tasting glass, very clear and yellow. Touch of pineapple aroma. Very little carbonation, well balancedue for 102 ibus taste of pine and citrus
Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, fresh as an import gets in Dublin: good work all round from importers etc. Hazy amber/orange, nice white head. Big pine and grapefruit on the nose, some good blood orange and candied fruit, good brioche sweetness in there too. Taste gives great pine sap and grapefruit, blood orange, brioche, pine needles. Solid bitterness, good balance. Lovely stuff.
GraffitiVandal (149) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ENG: 650ml bottle brought by a friend from Vancouver, poured into the Teku glass. Golden-copper, a bit opalescent color with huge, white head and strong lacing. Looks beautiful. Aromas are tropical, mango, citrus, grapefruits. Amazing aromas, reminds me of Four Winds - Vexillum (from BC, Canada). Tastes sweety, but not too overwhelmingly, strongly tropical fruity with grapefruits and nice hoppiness. Finishes with pleasant dry’ish bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium bodied. Very well balanced. Overall very good beer, strongly fruity, a bit sweety, but with bitter in balance. One of the best, easy drinkable DIPA’s I’ve tried so far. Strongly recommend!
PL: Butelka 650ml przywieziona przez kolegę z Vancouver, przelana do Teku. Złocisto-miedziana, nieco opalizująca barwa, obfita, jasna piana, duży lacing. Wygląda pięknie. Aromaty tropikalne, mango, cytrusy, grejpfruty. Wspaniale pachnie, przypomina mi nieco piwo o nazwie Vexillum z browaru Four Winds (z BC, w Kanadzie). W smaku słodkawe, ale nie przytłaczająco, mocno tropikalno-owocowe, z domieszką grejpfruta oraz bardzo smakowitą chmielowością. Całość zakończona posmakiem przyjemnej, wytrawnej goryczki. Średnie nasycenie, średnie odczucie w ustach. Bardzo dobrze zbalansowane. Podsumowując bardzo dobre piwo, mocno owocowe, nieco słodkawe, ale zbalansowane goryczką. Jedno z lepszych, tak łatwo pijalnych DIPA jakie miałem okazję pić. Polecam!
Wolfenkopf (180) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wow. The aroma on this one is really amped up with hops. I took a deep inhalation and actually sneezed! LOL! Coincidence? Probably. :D Anyway, the head thins pretty quickly, but doesn’t fade. The body is one fine shade of gold. The taste is ALL hops here. If you’re sick of hoppy beers or are trying to convert a newbie to craft beer, break them in on something else like Hop Czar or Stone’s Delicious IPA. This is ONE hoppy mofo. I mean, there’s no citrus flavor to distract you from the overwhelming hoptitude. There’s a malt taste in there, but even here, the hops beat the living crap out of it and leave it for dead. The palate is brutalized with bitterness, though at least it’s a crisp assault. What’s left for a good freakin’ long time is the bitterness. Bitter, bitter, bitter. Some time later...bitter still. I don’t know, friends, my mouth felt cheap, dirty and used and not exactly in a good way. As unique as this busty amazon in tight, cheap, black vinyl is, I’d rather go for the girl next door. I won’t have to get on my tippy toes to kiss her ’good night’ and she’ll do it with finesse. I suppose someone had to go too far and for me, this one was it. It’s well done, but it’s a headboard breaking, one-trick pony. UPDATE on the RE-RATE: I’m sorry guys and gals, but as I progressed through the bomber of this stuff, the bitterness seemed to have this cumulative effect on me and I really had to admit that I enjoyed this less and less as I went along. I would rather have powered through a warm Heineken that had been left in the sun. It’s just not for me. :P
polo_marco (16) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite 22oz IPA at the moment. Haven’t had a lot of lagunitas but they did a fantastic job on this ipa . love the smell even thou its suddle. Nice stonge smooth hoppy flavor with tons of citrus flavor after. A beautiful creation to add to the IPA family. High five your selves for this one.
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge citrus-pine aroma in an amber pour. Full bodied flavour is nicely hop forward with a clean sustained finish to match.
euniceradio (178) - Colton, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear amber orange. Cream colored head. Sweet citrus caramel nose. Nice full mouthfeel. Finish is bright and harsh with grapefruit tropicals some floral and more sweet malts.
sinfull (1080) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color , big white head. Fresh and sharp aroma of tropical fruits and caramel. Taste follow the aroma: grapefruit , pine , caramel. Balanced but strong enough hoppy bitterness.
Johnstledger8 (216) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a foamy mostly lasting white head. Aroma of pine, citrus fruits, flowery notes, light hint of caramel. Loads of grapefruit and resinous pine in the taste, some exotic fruits, nice balance with the caramel notes. Smooth and oily mouthfeel. Lovely.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gifted bomber, no notes, just a rating for this one. An absolutely stonking IPA, loved every drop