CJack (37) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour a deep thick copper, nice tan head, great lacing. Faint aroma belies the fantastic full flavors - hop-forward, a bitter punch complemented by floral sweetness and strong sweet/bready malt back. Great balance, mouthfeel is almost sticky with hop resin. Substantial gravity is well concealed. Great DIPA!
---Rated whilst imbibing
fdr137 (35) - , New York, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden orange color, with extreme amounts of haze. Offwhite-tannish head. Aroma is mostly hop bitterness, alcohol, and some underlying bready malty aromas. Flavor is some nice hops up front, with a base of malty flavor, followed with an aftertaste that is very alcoholic and then hops bitterness at the end.
chuwy (35) - JAPAN - APR 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours an opaque chestnut color with a nice firm 15mm of creamy head.
Aroma citrus, pines, with a touch of alcohol astringency. Tastes bitter from hops. The hops come though more in the taste than the aroma. However, they are still there in the aroma! Smells 8-9%alc but tastes around 7, for me. Still, donít care too much for the way the alcohol taste catches the tongue. It intereferes with the overall flavor, rather than complimenting it. Would like to try a dry hopped version of this. Perhaps less malts could lower the alcohol content and make it a bit crisper? Still, not too bad a DIPA, though tastes almost IPA-ish (ignoring the alcohol taste) but Iíd prefer less acidic alchohol taste. Iíve had better DIPAs.
Silencio305 (34) - Miami, Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, nuts, vanilla, orange, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
alesandangling (32) - Pueblo, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice orange color, but has a slight haze. Very citrusy aroma. Not as strong as I like a double ipa, but the citrus/hop flavor balance makes for a very drinkable beer. I enjoyed this beer and will definitely buy it again.
mrenzweiler (30) - burlington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very good ipa. Great taste great flavor would definitely drink and tell other people to try this beer
tongatim (30) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh just bottled, courtesy of Sonny, the brewer, who gave us homebrewers an impromptu tour and tasting when we showed up after-hours after driving from Washington State on a brew tour. Fine citrusy hoppiness balancing the smooth alcohol assault of this formidable brew. Left me wanting another one. And my wish was granted. Thanks.
littlefelix (29) - Santa Clarita, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, caramel malty flavor. Kinda fruity. Watch out, the alcohol content will really sneak up on you.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 2/28/13 8.6% LOOK: hazy and murky golden/orange, lots of floaties NOSE: floral piney hops, some maltiness, orange, tangerine, coconut fruit salad, soapy, fizzy sweet citrus fruit TASTE: fresh sweet hops, softly bitter, prickly juicy hops, good juicy bitter finish FEEL: fizzy, prickly OVERALL: fizzy lifting drink! yum!! very good beer for the price! Chilled to room temp
maxa9 (27) - , Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. Bottle. Lame. Aroma is sweet. Flavor is malty. Palate is outstanding. But there isnít much left to say about this one. Very pedestrian.