VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden color, lots of lace. Nice frothy orange scent, a little pine, pungent. Mildly bitter, citrusy taste with an easy aftertaste. Nice beer all around.
GSH1976 (157) - Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with about a finger of head and some nice lacing. There are lots of small particles floating around. Aroma is resinous hops, citrus, pine and a touch of malt. Nice. Taste follows the nose and is initially sweet but then the bitterness kicks in and lingers after the finish. I like the balance. The body is medium and slightly creamy and oily. A decent DIPA.
jflopsu (294) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange. Briefly starts sweet but ends extremely bitter as expected for a double IPA.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours hazy yellow with a full white head. Aromas of hops grassy notes with citrus and pine. Flavor is bitter and very hoppy. Body is medium and a bit astringent. Finish is bitter and grassy a bit boozy as well
Borresteijn (4139) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl Bottle, thanks Harmen! As Brewmaster’s Reserve Double IPA, grey & black label. Slightly hazy golden orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of light sweet floral malts, pine, light sweet citrus, very elegant. Flavour is soft and sweet, crisp malts, flowers, light sweet citrus, bitter citrus and pine in the finish, nice and balanced. Medium-bodied, high drinkability.
Slubgob (141) - West Hartford, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber pour into a tulip glass. Color looks like an apricot -- quite striking. Aroma is fairly typical for an IPA, more on the grapefruit side of hops than pine. In the mouth it’s fuller with more body than I expected, and initially there’s almost a sense of cream. I can’t recapture that feeling on subsequent tastes, and the hops shine through with grapefruit and astringency. There’s a bit of the roundness in the finish, and a hint of sweetness. I’ve gotten a bit burned out on super hoppy IPAs, but this strikes a nice balance between the hops and other beer flavors.
Tonkun (447) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red orange pour with a head that left a nice lacing. Floral, pine, grapefruit, apricot. Nice carbonation, mild bitterness and sweetness. Really nice and balanced but I wish finish is longer.
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Marheb (1524) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, abricot, céréales et sapinage en arôme. Au goût c’est assez sucré avec un goût légèrement médicamenteux, finale très amère.
Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 PT 6oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy honey colour with a thin creme coloured head. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, alcohol, tropical fruit, golden syrup, and some mineral/hard water notes. The taste is forward with tropical fruit, and grapefruit followed by alcohol, faint graphite, some excellent sweetness underneath, and finally some malt in the finish. I totally bought this on impulse, and I’m glad I did. Excellent. 8.6%. Danger beer.
Joealpizar (23) - - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells sweet with a nice caramel aroma. Bright and cloudy in appearance. Has a bitter bite to start and evens out. Hangs on a palate in a good way. A bit of alc bite