beernbourbon (1394) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor bursting with citrus hop notes especially passion fruit, mango, and grapefruit. Very easy to drink. Malt is present but in the background. This is a great beer.
Homer321 (2849) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to growler. Thanks! poured into one of those sam adams glasses I found clean in my cupboard. hazy gold, aroma of dankiness, fruitiness, with hints of awesomeness. flavor is well balanced with hop flavor and bitterness. balances the citra? hops with a bit of columbus/chinook type hops. very enjoyable. reminds me of a enjoy by but without the hop ’edges’ of roughness and palate wrecker, but a slightly thinner mouthfeel, making this beer dangerously drinkable. probably one of the best DIPAs I have had in a while. Thanks Scott!
umich03jm (2852) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from trade with 46er3498. Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a nice 1 finger foamy head that fades normally, leaves some nice webbing. Very nice tropical fruit aroma with some light mustiness, grapefruit, lemon, and pine. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately bitter throughout. Tropical fruit and grapefruit dominate with some pine and spicy hops showing up in the finish. Medium body and oily mouthfeel. Great stuff here. Seems to actually get even better when it warms a bit. Lives up to the hype.
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this review from a long time ago in my notebook. 22oz bottle courtesy of LoPo87.
A: Cloudy straw yellow and lacks lacing.
N: Sweet and hoppy. Grapefruit, pine, biscuit, and mango.
T: Sweet malt, pine, some drying floral hops. Little bit of spice and pepper.
M: Very drying and it’s very clean. There’s definitely some alcohol here.
O: A worthy DIPA, but it’s not a beer I’d gush about. Certainly a recommend if you like this style scraping and pine-filled. Definitely better than Heady Topper which we had at the same time.
Ed5388 (2560) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a thick white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, lemon, orange, and A little funky sweat sock smell. Taste is bready/buttery malts, citrus, tropical fruits, and some sharp pine bitterness. My first beer from Lawson's and a great beer it is!
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-04-27. Hazy bright orange body nice off white head. 3+ Pleasant Aroma of hops, lemon and grapefruit seeds. 7++ Flavour is similarly quite hoppy, nice lemony grapefruity hop profile, modest bitterness throughout. Very smooth average plus palate suits it, soft carbonation is quite nice. Solid stuff, quite drinkable. On tap at Reservoir, Waterbury.
tiong (5102) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle @ Super IPA tasting from a trade, thanks cp45!
Pours dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of fresh herbal hops, exotic fruits, lemon, citrus, grapefruit, grass, pine and resin. Taste is hoppy, fruity and grassy with notes of herbal hops, grapefruit, bitterness and lemon. Finish is fruity, herbal and hoppy with loads of bitterness, grass, pine, resin, citrus and lemon. Nicely hopped, herbal and fruity DIPA. Well balanced.
laiti (7627) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014
65 cl bottle @ olio
Aroma has citrus, apricot, some biscuits, orange, butter, herbs, hints of resin and caramel. Flavour is rather high on citrus. Also some butter, herbs, some nettles and hints of caramel. Like a mixture of bohemian pils and IPA. Too overwhelming citrus here.
lusikka (7481) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy golden copper colour with a white head. Aroma of strong floral hops, grass, some caramel and strong herbal notes. Flavour of strong caramel malts, strong floral hops, juicy fruitiness, grass, really strong herbal notes and some licorice. Really strong and fruity finish with floral bitterness and strong herbs. A great balance with strong fresh fruity bitterness. Excellent stuff.
olio (7941) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral notes, herbs and some goose berry bush. Flavor of citrus fruits, grass, mild herbs, toffee notes and some goose berries. Very refreshing.