BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an interesting DIPA. It has a nice aroma and pours without much of a head and is a cloudy but pretty orange color. Initially the flavor is very malty but then a huge grapefruit note kicks in and lingers. Ultimately this is a top notch effort from Left Coast.
Imaena (1999) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a nice biting IPA with serious hop wallop and a little more viscosity and sweetness than I am used to.
snoworsummer (3002) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Oggis. Pours opaque amber gold with a fizzy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like creamy caramel, smooth booze, smooth citrus hops, toasted nutty malt, and grapefruit. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, grapefruit, and nutty malt.
mkel07 (4028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 100515. Vibrant golden orange colour with a level layer of foam. Pine needles and floral citrus hop aromas, with some passionfruit thrown in. Flavour smacks you in the mouth and leaves a resinous coating on the tongue. Big bold beer.
Onslow (1246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear amber brew, small head. Aroma of caramel, over ripe fruit, a little citrus and alcohol. Taste is caramel malt - surprised at how sweet - with a fruity hops expression towards the end of the swallow. A little resin emerges towards the end. Stays sweet through the end. I was expecting a hop bomb but this was restrained and rather malty. Bought a single and find no date on the bottle - maybe this one was past its prime.
heyden (82) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hops notes and taste, the main thing that comes through is the alcohol. Tough to make a beer that strong, good job
Maris (1115) - 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 wasn’t entirely sold, but as it warmed, the complexity and balance became increasingly evident. Very nice indeed.
Jblauvs (1356) - 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 (7) - - 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 (306) - 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.