metalhead0043 (126) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4-pack for 6.99. Pours a clear golden amber with an off-white head. Smells mostly like floral hops but there is a malt aroma in there as well. Taste is quite balanced between the two flavors with a toffee malt flavor coming through pretty strongly. Hoppy bitterness dominates the end though. Body is thicker with a creamy texture as well. Quite a good DIPA that hides its ABV nicely and is dangerously easy to drink. Not a mindblowing beer but definitely a very good value for what I paid for it.
vipinvelp (1817) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat opaque brown orange with off-white foam head. Aroma is hoppy with some citrus notes. Taste is quite bitter, in fact the bitterness dominates. Aftertaste has some floral honey notes. (Houston 201310)
AWISLguy (1011) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Sendiks in Brookfield. Pours a sendimenty brownish amber with an off-white head leaving a little lace. Aroma has pine and caramel, and more caramel. Down through the glass, more citrusy hoppiness showed through. Taste is of sweet toffee, some grapefruit and some pine with a lot of chewy resin. Plus buttery brown sugar. Medium bodied and quite sticky with somewhat low carbonation. Finishes significantly more sweet than bitter, but with some of each, and about medium length. Mostly not been a fan of Laughing Dog’s stuff, and this stays true to form.
PhilJackson80 (221) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a dark copper color with a small white head. The aroma has a strong citrus, grapefruit & stone fruit scents to it. The taste has a medium body & a nice balanced but bitter finish. Overall A very good DIPA.
Stevesie (283) - - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark orange pour with thin layer of head. Big, hoppy nose. Wonderfully bitter with excellent balance and well-hidden abv. Pricey, but a very good IIPA.
BOSSbrewer (1237) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent iipa. Good balance of malts and hops. Pours a dark golden yellow with good head retention.
BeerNeedy (125) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very special ale from a small brewery in northern Idaho. It has all the hallmarks of a great IIPA. I would always put it in my top 5.
Chudwick (1706) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to the cousin from the barrio. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Nose is earthy, citrus and booze. Sip introduces grapefruit. Not a bitter as I expected.
chickenflea (311) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber, moderate to large tannish head, foamy, nice lacing. Strong resiny nose, pithy, slight alcohol and hops. Fruity malt aroma, not unlike a dubbel. Pours cloudy but settles quickly into a clear amber. Weird. Moderately sweet dark fruit flavor with hint of citrus. Hops are well blended and not overpowering as the trend seems to be lately. Alcohol is muted. Body is medium. Texture is chewy. When warmer, the beer finishes with a fairly dry mandarin orange taste. A nice double. Balanced in all regards. Good job.
NikkTwist (1339) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Top of a keg. Tulip.Very hazy dark rose colored pour with a lasting fluffy white head. Lace. Nice fragrant hops off the top. Tastes big. Well blended. Good palate. Finishes well despite the high ABV. Medium red fruits. Pomegranate. Dried strawberries. Red cherries. Blood oranges. Balanced with a good hop presence. Spruce. Birch. Parsley. Watercress. Turpentine. Nice combination.