Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Jerc, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Mabel, courtesy of Jerc. Mild hop aroma - soapy. Some fruit and malt. Dark yellow, small white head. Huge hop taste - there better be with a name like Hop juice! - tons more in finish. A good DIPA, one dimensional but I really didn’t care - I was in the mood for hops and this delivered.
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aggressive...thick, syrupy brew that generates a 1/2 inch eggshell head that quickly turns into a ring floating atop the brew. Golden brew with hints of crimson at its deepest depths. The aroma is pungent hops...citrus and honey. Tastes somewhat like you would expect...grapefruit, sweet malt, and resin. Everything is to the n’th degree...but misses the balance needed to take it to the next level.
Nero55 (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale copper with small white head. Aroma of floral and pine hops. Medium body with slight malt sweetness upfront with some notes of nuttiness and a a piney hop finish.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Sweet taste with a dry bitter finish. Smooth on the palate for a high ibu beer.
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edwardbass (621) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma lost on me thanks to my sinuses. Taste is a mix of citrusy, then slightly piney hops with malt and alcohol sweetness sharing the taste about 50/50 with the hops. Very drinkable, so the ABV will sneak up on you. Good DIPA, a bit malty sweet for my taste.
MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD.
Clear, bright amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of pine, caramel and citrus.
Taste of pine, citrus and caramel with a strong piney finish.
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jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy dark orange with almost no head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch with some resinous pine and citrus. Taste is light bitter and medium sweet. Caramel and butterscotch with pine and citrus. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Good, but a little off. Something just doesnt sit right. Maybe a not so fresh bottle?
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour medium head and carbonation the aromas hoppy strong caramel the flavours caramel pine medium bitter citrusy hops apricot though mild grapefruit the finish has hops the flavour mainly the bitter is good at the end nice caramel touch but an average rate for the style
Sathorael (153) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium amber / mahogany with tall off white head and decent lacing. Aromas of toffee, a little caramel, biscuit, pine, grass cutting, and a slightly vegetal hop character. Taste starts as rich toffee and subtle biscuit and moves into a bright piney hop character with subtle hints of lawnmower trimmings and a bit of woodiness. Finish has a slight alcohol warming with a medium bitter acidity. Hops seem to combat with the malts and alcohol a bit. I would have probably gone with different hop line up.
Habanero (3081) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy golden with a medium sized, lacing off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice DIPA.
Earlier Rating: 10/21/2011 Total Score: 3.7
Bottled. Pours hazy and pale amber with a huge off-white head leaving a nice lace on the glass. Nose with citrus, tropical fruits, floral elements and caramel notes. Sweet flavor of citrus, orange, excotic fruits, pine + caramel and spicy notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. More dry and markedly bitter finish. A real hops bomb.