crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour, medium white head. Aroma is pineapple, citrus and sweet malts. Flavor is full blown hop juice, citrusy hops and a big melon taste to it dominate but there is a nice floral background, sweet caramel is very much there. Resiny aftertaste, very dry mouthfeel, medium mouthfeel. Fresh, bitter but not heavily and just tasty.
Maris (1102) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 355ml bottle on 18/4/2015. Pours a cloudy apricot with a small head. The nose features caramel malt, some fruity hops and honey. In the mouth, you get a big caramel malt backbone, mandarin, peach, apricot, honey, grapefruit and a hint of pepper. The hops are big, sticky and resiny. The palate is creamy and the carbonation soft. On first sip, I wasnít entirely sold, but as it warmed, the complexity and balance became increasingly evident. Very nice indeed.
Jblauvs (1355) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in the glass with an offwhite head. Aroma is mild, some light floral hoppiness. Flavor is dominated by caramel maltiness and a pronounced pithy bitterness. Not great.
mitchh200 (6) - - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of floral notes and citrus. Darker red color. The liquid was clear. There was minimal foam. Heavy bitter taste. Full bodied beer. Thick texture. Soft carbonation. Has a bitter finish. Overall a decent dipa
Rosslew (302) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like sticking your nose deep into flower. That floral sweetness grabs you early. It has same effect on tongue before the drier finish. A sipper. 9.7%. 2.72std drks. 355ml.
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trith1 (53) - - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was hoping to have my head blown off by this: 5 different hops used, and transfer from sweetness to bitter on the finish, a whopping alcohol content, but all in all... I'm not fussed. It's a good beer, definitely well made, but its just lacking a certain something. I'm going to have to try the straight IPA and see if they hit there mark.
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is sticky and quite resiny, making this a DIPA that you really have to like the hops on. Taste is quite bitter and just a little bit harsh on the palate, so itís not all that accessible. OK.
anstei (188) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Local Taphouse. Pours clear amber. The aroma clearly states "yup, Iím an IIPA" with its flowery sweetness. The taste feels challenged by that and punches you with a nice combo of sweet bitterness. Punchy and strong, nothing to hide. Almost too much.
smroush (100) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas are hops, honey and malt. A nice balance with some complexity.
Color is a fairly deep Amber with a modest off-white head.
Taste is a combination of a fairly pronounced sweetness and a good hop bitterness.
Full bodied with a long pleasant bitter finish.
Overall a very good beer. Some complexity with sweet and bitter components and a real ale-like character.
X (66) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Something of a caramel malt bomb with some extra bitter piney hops as an afterthought. I suspect that this bottle is less than fresh, but hey you want me to favorably rate fresh stuff? Then date yer damn bottles.
jmgreenuk (5415) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is big woody citrus fruit hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a resin woody alcoholic hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.