mkgrenwel (555) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale orange pour. Crystal clear. Thin white head. Aroma is knock your socks off fresh hop pellets, peach and apricot. Tangerine, bits of white grapefruit. Flavor is on the sweet side. Malt flavors are hidden behind fruity hops. About as juicy as an IPA gets. Canned peaches, dried apricots dominate the hop flavors. Bitterness is nowhere to be found. Definite focus on sweet and juicy character but still balanced. Nothin like an overtly sweet crystal bomb. Simple but absolutely mouth-watering.
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is grapefruit and mango. Taste follows nose with addition of zest. One of my favorites.
piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Great aromas of mango, white grapefruit and guava. Very tropical hoppy in the mouth as well, but with a substantial herbal note too. There’s a lean grain element there too that’s hard to describe, but it definitely provides some balance. Substantial hop bitterness. Nicely done overall.
Quetzolcotl (19) - - MAR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: just like everyone said. Aroma: awesome. This beer is the tits! Drink it! A superb IIPA
BigDbrews (12) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color. Aroma is dank pungent hops. Flavor is more pungent hops with a slightly garlic/onion character. Finishes bone dry with a very smooth bitterness.
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gmb5127 (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very solid imperial IPA from Lagunitas. Has a large amount of hops and bitterness but it goes down pretty smooth.
Gachupines (798) - USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden with a thick white head. Aroma is piney hops with a bit of resinous sap. Flavor is restrained pine hops with a somewhat sweet malt backbone. Very drinkable.
rajendra82 (933) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very clear amber colored pour, lots of bubbles, durable head. The looks remind me of Sierra Nevada Celebration, and that’s a very good start. The smell was highly potent out of the glass at an arm’s length. Very citric hops with a touch of pear, and the intensity is great. I could just smell this beer for a while. The taste another hop assault, as the grapefruit, tangerine, and bitter orange flavors just hit all at once. The malt is not much of a presence here except providing some sticky sweetness. Medium dense and creamy feeling in the mouth. This was a very well crafted DIPA. There is of course no substitute for Brown Shugga, but I hope they keep this one around too. Otherwise they would really suck :)
screigh (422) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark straw to very light copper color. Thin white head. Hoppy aroma with a bit of grain/rye. Complex flavor. Can pick up the rye. Crisp. Lots of hop flavor. Bitterness from start to finish but seems to hit different parts of the tongue.
Crash_the_dog (117) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An almost perfect west coast IPA. Crystal clear amber in color, with a sticky white head. Intensely hoppy nose, with a flavor to match. A really amazing example of the style.
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