kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Pours semi clear amber with chunky off white head, leaves lots of beautiful spider lace. Nose is all citrus and subtle pine. Taste is caramel, grapefruit, pine, pear, orange. THis one is all about the hops, like an IIPA should be, not venturing into barleywine territory like too many IIPAs do these days. THis one is hops, hops, hops, and a nice profile of hops at that. Damn this is seriously under-rated likely because it is not heavy or high abv like sooo may IIPA’s are. ABV and heavyiness be damned! Gimme hops and gime more hops...and this has hops..this is what a IIPA should be! Body is medium, alc is not noticable, meaning this one is chuggably dangerous!
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"not super impressed with this one - just too many great iipas on the market to buy this agian, but it was ok. aroma and flavor of pine and bready malts, with a little citrus and ample bitterness to back it up."
kseymour (1) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Very pleasant smell slightly citrusy with a piney flavor and a hoppy aftertaste
MadIndian (2394) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Om draft at Isaac Newton’s. This was just okay for me. Very piney finish, some caramel malts, some notes of grapefruit. The aftertaste was a bit harsh in the pine department. Could have been blended better.
nakedwhendrunk (2184) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a hazy copper/orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light speckled lacing clinging slightly.
The smell had some grapefruit/piney aromas here and there.
The taste was similar.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing.
Overall, good DIPA, it’s nothing over the top but gets the DIPA fix done.
MunBro (375) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amberish pour, white foamy head. Pine focussed taste with some nice hops too. A good IPA!
BPBrewCrew (18) - Batavia, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
After pouring and expecting to see my future in a frothy head that over stayed it's welcome similarly to a drunk and inappropriate uncle on an obligatorily awful holiday event, I shuddered with disgust at the aroma of an "alpha dog" after eating an expired disregarded batch of purina. So... There's that. It is a beer. It has a cool label. But even an alpha dog sniffs the a$$ of other dogs.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
obguthr (3862) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grass, grapefruit, rosehip aroma. Clear amber, medium head. Grass, overripe orange, solid bitterness. Good.
aatje88 (1) - Seattle, - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Wonderful, dank, hoppy nose. Spicy, pine flavor. Great beer overall. I’ll be back for more.
JesseMartineau (87) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful nose, pine, floral, spice. Taste is not as good as nose, but still great, pine is prominent.
onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy copper under a sticky thin white head. Lovely nose with a bitter dose of piney and floral resins, with a sticky sweet note of papaya and a bunch of other tropical notes. Flavor is sticky with tropical fruity notes featuring papaya and grains of paradise, with a strong pine resin bitterness and some caramel.