DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Oren. Clear golden with an off-white head. Wonderful hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and tropical fruits. Bitter hoppy flavor with a bit of piney spiciness, fruits and a bit of honey-ish maltiness. Medium-bodied. Pretty awesome.
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red Solo Cup Tour of Grant Park - Beer 2 of 4 - Split this with my wife. As it was drank from a Solo Cup, the appearance rating should be taken with a grain of salt. Pours a rich gold with a solid head, despite its pedestrian vessel. Smells of citrus. Perfectly carbonated palate. There is a very pleasing sweet flavor accompanying the hop finish. An all around excellent beer.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bit lighter and crisper than expected. The frothy white head doesn’t stick around for long. Hops completely dominate the aroma. Yeah, a double IPA for sure. Hop oils assault the palate. Grapefruit and pine, mostly. Hint of heat from the 7.8% ABV. Rye comes through a bit in the finish. But this is all about the hops. Surprisingly, it’s only 65 IBUs. Thought this would push closer to 100.
Hop heads, get it!
Doofgoblin (487) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Please hold the scallions. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma has a bite of scallion, pine, lemon, and slightly citrus. Taste is pine, slight malt character, and citrus. Finish is really nice: crisp, clean, and dry. It gets better as it warms.
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Tan color. Piney taste more then hoppy. Sweet and syrupy. A little too grassy and piney for my liking
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BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muted pine, tropical fruit, citrus, and floral aromas. Flavor is sweet pine into citrus zest and a bit of spicy rye. There’s some grain on the back end, rounded out by a crisp bitterness and a lingering sweet flavor that isn’t cloying, at all. I like the balance and the body of this one. It’s not overpowering, nor underwhelming. A nice, pleasant middle ground with a lot going for it.
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden with a very thin cap of head that dissipates quickly. Decent amount of carbonation that runs off quickly. Nose is awesome. Very citrusy and sweet with grapefruit, tangerine and sour apple notes. Mouth is very bitter and hoppy with a slight maltiness. Surprised to see only 60 IBU’s. Citrus notes, mainly grapefruit, shine through again. A strong finish that leaves a slight stickiness in your mouth. An awesome IPA. My favorite beer from Lagunitas.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours golden with a lasting white head and lacing. very fresh, floral aroma with a hint of syrup. taste is pine and citrus with some sweetness initially and a floral bitterness at the end. finish is long lasting. the body is on the thin side but with this much taste, i can forgive it.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. pleasant tropical fruit, grapefruit, orangepeel. toasted grains. booze well hidden. good.
onceblind (7309) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with a thin laceful fluffy white head. Aroma is strong with notes of citric rind and floral resinous leafy hops, with plenty of lupulin. But mostly a sort of orange rind nose. Flavor is pretty complex with wheat and oat and rye malt building a weird cereal malt semi-earthy sweet base, built upon by a quick swift kick in the butt of lupulin-full leafy hops, grapefruit zest, orange peel, and a touch of fresh spring grass. Bitterness is strong but suitable next to a weird but enjoyable grain bill of rye and oats and wheat.