DougHnut70 (72) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh my goodness! Menu says 9.2% (website says 10.5%) and tapped today at 6pm - on tap from Tap25 in Livermore. Pours deep orange, a little cloudy, nice white head that eventually disappears. Smells of pine, overpowering sweet citrus and tastes of earthy, orange/grapefruit, even hops/mary jane (wait...420 is in the title?). Malt is there but hops really stand out. Big, bold, dank, resinous, and sweet...is this the best Lagunitas beer since Sucks? Yep. Great DIPA.
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BottleL Poured a golden copper with whitehead. Aroma is super hoppy piney. Taste is super sticky hops with piney.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What’s this? I found myself a Waldo? I thought this beer was going to be dressed up in a Freddie Krueger striped sweater or something. Pours a semi-hazy golden amber colored brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind excellent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit with grapefruit, tangerine, golden grain malt and some creme tartar. Taste is medium to medium full bodied, with flavors of mango, grapefruit, more tropical fruit, golden grain malt and some syrup. Finish is thick, syrupy rich in tropical fruit hops, some alcohol warmth and a solid Imperial IPA profile. Tongue shock recovery time is about three minutes. Almost an American style barleywine. Drink as fresh as possible to get the hop forward goodness.
beeratarian (217) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle gift. Pours medium copper with small tight head. Aroma of dank weed, tropical fruit and pine. Flavor is huge with lots of dank hops and sweet malt. Not for the faint. Really big! 1 hits you pretty good.
rubyroo (75) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2016 Aroma - Peach, mango, guava, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, sweet onion. Appearance - Bright orange with a slight haze. Small ring of bubbles encircle the glass. Taste - citrus fruit pith, dank skunky hops, resin, tropical fruit, booze. Palate - Syrupy, oily, sticky. Sweetness gives way to booze and bitterness. Coats the mouth nicely. Overall - Amazing IIPA. Highly drinkable especially for an 11.5% behemoth. Will be looking for this limited release next 4/20.
HuskerTan (1712) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Grapefruit rind, floral, bitter, pine, orange peel.
A- Golden orange color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Tangerines, grapefruit, pine, bitter, caramel bread.
P- Full body, sharp texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Even after a couple months of sitting around and not being fresh, this was highly bitter. Definitely not my thing but if you like dank and bitter ipas, here ya go.
gringo332 (611) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear pale orange yellow. White head. Aromas of citrus. Alcohol. Big grapefruit and tangerine. Really awesome and bigReminds me of a barleywine
tompete (304) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange gold with a lacy beige head. Aroma is dank apricots. Flavour is stone fruits super smooth bitterness and smooth alcohol. The mouthfeel is little thick. Finish is lasting sweet and fruity.
matty (364) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold/dark gold color with a thin, brief white head. Aroma is sweet malt along with a ton of pine and citrus hops - liquid salad. Medium-heavy body, the taste is heavy on citrus with a touch of sweet malt in the background. Finish is surprisingly not as dry as I would think but a little bitter. Good beer, not one I could drink more than one of at a time.
CloakedDagger (1969) - - JUL 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours an almost clear golden with a white head. Intense, biting herbal aroma hops, cat peeish. Very rich and sweet body, very fruity but also rather syrupy. Hops are again very herbal but not bitter to any extreme degree. Piney as well. Interesting but in the long run too sweet for me. 060716
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, purchased locally and I already can’t remember where. Pours a barely cloudy gold with a finger of white head that settles into an uneven ring, leaving a few ropes of lace inside the glass. From the first whiff and sip, this one doesn’t pull any punches. It’s boozy and resiny, with notes of herbs and oils, citrus peel, honey-like sweet malts, and pine and florals. Nothing really pops out, though, as the malts and body are big enough to match the booze and hops here, pushing it near 120 Minute IPA-style territory. I like it overall, but I’m not sure this is one I’d enthusiastically revisit. Gotta be in the right mood for this one.