TonyDiUlio (653) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at St Stephens. Pour is a clear amber with little head but it lasts on the sides of the glass from the pour. Aroma is bright floral hops but not very pungent. Flavor is a nice citrus and floral hop which really covers the tongue. Decent brew.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Najaís from early December. Golden pour. Lots of citrus and orange hop aromas, with some light caramel malt backing. Slightly sweet caramel flavors with generous amounts of citrusy piney and orange hops, with notes of candied fruits in there as well. Very nice.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: snifter. pours a marvelous deep, rich copper color. Moderate head retention, and some really nice lacing.
S: strong alcohol nose, with strong pine resin aromas. some burning citrus notes as well, tons of grapefruit.
T: wow! that is a lot stronger than I expected. huge alcohol flavors in this. It kinda of takes way from the malts, but I think thats the point here. It literally taste like juice made from hops. I get some of the malts but so much pine and grapefruit in here that it burns.
M: Thick, bitter, and very dry. good carbonation. strong bite.
D: its a little rough. almost 10% and a complete hop beer. it tastes like someone forgot some malts, but that seems to have been the purpose of this beer. as a hophead, i loved it, but it is a little too much.
gururyan (644) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ABV is hidden rather well in this well balanced brew. Not outstanding, but quite nice.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice reddish-gold with respectable foamy head. Aroma is all over the place pungent hops. Being a bit hod sensitive, it almost makes me nervous to drink. Light, piney taste initially, followed by the mellow finish. Bitterness is everpresent, but doesnít make it hard it drink. Itís decent, but I wouldnít skip other beers to get to it.
nsquishee (628) - 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.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good DIPA, but really lacking in balance. For those who love hops above all else, this is a go to. For me, this needs something besides abrasive bitterness to be as enjoyable as I believe the sum of the parts likely are.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The hazy gold-orange brew boasts everlasting sudsy foam and lingerie lace. A hedonistís cornucopia of grapefruit and tangelo, Kaffir lime, mango and peach, and fresh cigar scents welcome me, ushering a mouthwatering flavor melange of cookiedough malt and juicy, tropical fruity hops with hints of mint, quinine and pine. The palate is malty yet not sweet nor caramelly... a medium viscosity, it feels sugary, but also creamy and fluffy, and tacky with hops resins; fabulously tactile without being thick or chewy. The finish features a smoky bitterness and bracing citrus pith aftertaste. Outstanding.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an attractive orange amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy but it comes off inviting and balanced. Itís a IIPA so itís hard to pick new flavors out of this beer...itís like most others...only better. Lots of grapefuit citrus with a nice sweetness to follow. This is a really good rendition of this style and more balanced than most. Excellent.
Padron4KM (620) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber, no freshness date. ABV on my sample is listed @ 9.4%
Hazy orange, thin head, no retention, not much in the way of lace.
Aroma is scorched caramel, earthy hops, some citrus.
Flavor is sweet caramel up front with a grapefruit pith finish.
Alcohol is a bit hot going down.
Balanced for the most part, does get a little sticky as it warms, and the hops get a little muddled, but itís not bad.