youdictategood (252) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single bottle from Total Wine. Pours a clear copper with a decent sized white head. Good retention, spotty lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine hops, and fresh herbs. Big citrus and pine hops in the flavor, with some malt and a bright sweetness (honey, maybe) to balance it out. Finish is nice and spicy. Fairly thick for the style. Very good.
deaconmike (250) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Found this one left over from a 4 pack in my basement. It’s well past it’s prime, but drank some fresh ones back in the day, but never rated - so some of this will have to be from memory. Pours hazy orange/gold amber with foamy off-white head; disipates to a thin cap and leaves some splotchy lacing. Aroma is hoppy, but also filled with caramel malt. Also a nice dose of honey and tropical fruit. Taste is moderately sweet followed by mild bitterness (I recalled this being more bitey when fresh). Nice smooth beer with medium body and some tingly carbonation. Enjoyable beer; I look forward to getting some fresh ones this year.
jbrana (249) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop forward with strong citrus and pine tones. Has a nice and sweet malty backbone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bconch (249) - - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taken from old notes. Fruity nose with grapefruit and others. Nice sweet/bitter taste that finishes mildly bitter.
michcam8 (243) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12 oz. bottle. Strong grapefruit and grassy aroma. Little carbination and lacing. Golden, slightly cloudy color with a white head. Taste is big hoppyiness and grapefruit with earthy overtones. Good IPA. Will purchase again.
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow know I know why this rivals pliny this is damn good. The aroma wasnt very strong some piney hops and tropical fruits but had to really work my nose since the beer was actually to cold. The taste though was an amazing explosion of grapefruit, piney hops some citrus and orange peel also lots of hops on this one. The mouthfeel had a very nice carbonation. Overall an amazing brew easy to drink very hoppy with mild bitterness I loved it.
mcnealc31 (242) - 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!
coreyc1221 (242) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32 oz bottle shared with as friend as suggested. Floral rose and sugary aroma. Golden amber in color with a mid sized shore head. Hoppy and light malt start with a slightly drying citrus finish. Awesome.
Ataraxia (241) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent bright golden pour with a thick white head. Resin, floral, and spruce along with cereal malt and citrus undertones. Crisp, light-bodied, lively carbonation, clean bitter finish. Would want a higher abv to call this an American Strong Ale, closer to an IPA
Doofgoblin (239) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.