bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mean, nasty, stinky, harsh IPA. Not for the faint of heart. The nose is pungent pine, hops, pitch, hell, even a little leather. Flavor is as you would expect it to be. BITTER. Unforgiving bitterness that gives absolutely no way to any malts, or sweetness of any kind. The bitterness was bordering on chemical to me each of the three times I tried this beer, so that what earns it a lower rating from me. The beer lacks balance IMO - itís just a hop monster. There is also a really pronounced booze flavor on the finish, with no sweetness to round that out.
Aroma on this one is top notch. Iíd buy a pint just to smell it for a while.
kathouse (571) - Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with a thick head. Nice hop aroma with notes of pine, tropical fruit, and chrysanthemums. Body is overpoweringly bitter and the sweet malt does not balance it well. Dry finish does nothing to help this one out.
niday2288 (68) - - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is orange copper and hazy with a cream colored head. Nose is fruity with pineapple and mango being the predominant smells. Taste is floral and hoppy with some good malt sweetness. Pineapple is present in the taste as well as some sweeter citrus. There is a nice back of the tongue bitterness that lingers after the malty sweetness dissipates. No booziness which i expected with the abv. Mouthfeel is medium and lighter than other imperial or DIPAs. Overall I like this a lot more than people rate it. Very nice.
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bookman10 (471) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral hop aromas. Flavor is just a bit too much on the sweet side for my tastes--seems to favor the malt over the hops. There are the usual pine-bitter and citrus flavors at work. Quite a bitter finish overall.
nsquishee (507) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and bitter, yet very smooth, with a mildly boozy finish. Smells sweet. Flavors of tangerine, hops, black pepper, and honey.
GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Clear yellow with a huge white head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy, but also with loads of grass-notes. The flavor is sweet grassy combined with sticky caramel flavors. A very dry finish, almost like eating hops.
BelgianBeerGal (2603) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the Wigwam beer fest. A well made DIPA that does not overpower you with bittereness. A good blend of the sweet citrus notes but also the bitter, resinous flavors too. Plus a strong malt backbone to balance it out well. Nice and not too over-the-top as this type gets sometimes.
robotopera (15) - USA - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Very light aroma and after taste for a 9.7% beer. Left a solid (literally) head around the glass. Would be great for a day on a boat. Would buy again.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour with a white head. Sweet tropical fruit and caramel malt up front. Nice grapefruit, some pine, and a touch of peach. Lightly floral, too. Somewhat sweet flavor, but plenty of hops. Good grapefruit, peach, pineapple, and pine. Light to moderate bitterness, some floral hops, and caramel.
piscator34 (1793) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft sample. Hazy orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of caramel, mandarin oranges, and latex paint. Flavors are more of the same sweet caramel, sweet orange and paint, along with notes or white pepper, booze, and grassy bitterness. Something is not quite right here.
DalzAle (1733) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark orange pour, slowly dissipating frothy head and an aroma of rich juicy sweet orangey hops. Flavor also heavy juicy sweet bitter orange hops and plenty of malt to balance it out. Hell of a malty hop bomb and a nice addition to the new breweries to MN. Even at $10/4-pack, Iíll still probably pick it up again.