mattern33 (60) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very light, clear amber color with good thick head. Good hoppy initial aroma. Great hop/bitterness palate balance. Smooth aftertaste.
Gerbeer (859) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours an clear amber/gold with light head. Aromas of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, oranges, and candy. A bit of malt in the middle but definite fruity hop forward and bitter finish.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber. Pours a very clear copper color with a two fingers of white head. Aroma of big tropical and citrus fruits, some peach, resiny hops, and pine. Very hop forward. Taste is pine, citrus, grapefruit, resin, and caramel malt. What a delicious beer at a great price!
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark golden with a tall, fluffy white head. Aroma is moderately strong pine resin with a little light black pepper and sweet graham cracker at the end. Flavor is moderately bitter, notes of leather and orange zest with a sweet peach send off. Slightly sticky mouthfeel with a dry finish. Really tasty and refreshing, and not an overwhelming hop bomb.
deaconmike (60) - Roswell, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber. Clear orangish gold with 1 finger off white head. Aroma is serious hops - pine, guava, some grapefruit. Hops dominate the taste profile, mostly bitter fruit. Definitely some breadiness to the taste, but really not much sign of malt sweetness. Getting a lot of resin as well. Aftertaste is a bit astringent. The mouthfeel is moderate with some active carbonation on the glass. Overall, a good beer - I thought it could use some more balance, but pretty sure thatís what they were going for with this one.
finn1918 (145) - Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear orange with a 2-finger pillowy white head that lasts. Aroma is floral hop bomb. Taste is hops with a slight malt backbone. Lasting bitter finish. This is one of the best DIPAís you can find for under $5 a bomber.
BrewIPA (52) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great hop taste and really looks nice in that golden brown color. Wonderful flavor. Nice 8% ale.
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hopmelt (35) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium golden, perfectly clear, a finger creamy off white head. Big hops up front on the nose, floral, citrus, pine, bready and toffee round out the aroma. Not overly bitter hops right away, not stringent at all though, grapefruit, floral, pine, bit toffee sweetness mid mouth, bready malt and bitter hops on the finish. Medium body, nice low carbonation, but spicy and ever so slight alcohol warmth. Overall good, not overly bitter, hops do dominate the aroma and flavor profile though. Nice hoppy beer, nice malt bill in the background.
MadRobin (998) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask half pint at Max's in Fells Point, Baltimore, MD.
Clear, amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of sweet pink grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit and caramel.
Taste of sweet pink grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit and caramel. Aggressively hop forward, but nicely complemented with sweet and fruity flavors.
Medium body and medium/low carbonation.
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vvesside (149) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer with a stooopid amount of hops. If you like that sort of thing, as I do from time to time, youíll dig this.
thebrymanosu (13) - - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops come to mind upon first taste... the strong Hop character is backed by simple yet flavorful malt. A biscuit or victory malt seems present but obviously the little green guys take the stage. This beer captures the aroma and perceived taste of hops. I love the boil steps when home brewing because of the fresh hop smells.