NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle purchased at Belmont Station in Portland, OR.
Clear, copper colored beer capped with a thin, wispy head. Nose of grapefruit, some cattiness, some fusel alcohol heat, and just a touch of diacetyl buttery character.
The flavor carries more of the same, but throws in some grainy, bready malt and some fruity esters for good measure. The body is right where it should be; not too heavy, but hefty enough to support the massive amount of hops they tossed in. Subdued carbonation and silky texture create a creamy mouthfeel with just a little pricklyness around the edges caused by the hops finding their way into every nook and cranny of your mouth.
The finish is surprising for a beer this hoppy. It leaves some spicy, piney hop resin in the sides of your mouth, but there’s almost no burning hop bitterness in your throat. I guess you could almost call it "smooth" which seems like a strange adjective to use when describing something that’s supposed to be so big and burly.
All in all its a pretty good beer, and I wouldn’t turn one down if it was offered, but it costs about the same as a bottle of Hopsickle, and I think I’d prefer one of those 9 times out of 10.
BeerdedDave (971) - - OCT 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy amber color; lots of hops in the aroma; fruity, citrusy hop aroma with herbal notes; a bitter. Hoppy beer; piney, citrusy hops with herbal notes and tropical fruit notes; medium bodied, slightly sweet malt base; bitter finish with alocohol notes
Gluepot (200) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich golden/orange hue with a moderate nose of hops, some malt and orange peel. This is a very smooth and warm double, with a range of lush hops and a hint of melon. It is rich and easy drinking, but the finish is a bit on the weak side.
CH-303 (1750) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Orange golden, clear. Small, off-white head.
Aroma: Hops, forest, some citrus.
Taste: Lots of bitterness, citrus, fruits, liquorice, sambuca. Slight alcohol.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 650 ml, $7.99
Info: 17/9-2015, 93/300M
tsd08460 (323) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: caramel, spruce, resin, citrus, floral, earthy,
Appearance: clear amber, beige head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Thank you sir may I have another?
Maverick34 (2657) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cloudy orange brown pour from bottle. Dark hops and oranges aroma. Mostly malt and some juice. Bitter finish. Alco burn. Unbalanced.
solidfunk (5685) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big and bitter. Fresh citrus hops here and good malt backbone. Orange pour. Bitter finish. Good package, well balanced. Tap at Big Hunt.
Padron4KM (705) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Clear copper, creamy half inch tan head, sticky lace.
Aroma is pretty malty for an IPA, lots of sweet caramel, and roasty malt, but the hops start to peak through as it sits in the glass. Citrus, pine, resin.
Hops show up more in the flavor, with pine, grapefruit, earth, resin, all backed by some sweet caramel malt. Alcohol is well hidden, but it is a touch too sweet.
Emeister84 (1642) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of orange candy, pine, grass. Clear orange-gold with a fairly lasting white head. Some sweetness upfront, very bitter as it finishes. Medium bodied.
HeadyDE (618) - Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft offering..copper penny color..no visible head, this is typical dipa all the way, medium bodied,slight sweetness, slight heat presence, not bad, but nothing special either
GenDV138 (3768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz pour on cask at ChurchKey. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, tropical fruit, booze. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish. Quite noticeable booze and warmth, possibly amplified by the temperature being on cask.