strongpieman (1180) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber, frothy head, cloudy, lots of carbonation visually present. Pine hop aroma, bitter taste but not overwhelming, moderate finish for this type. All around very good.
rustbucket0873 (247) - Krikville, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours cloudy golden amber, with little white head. the aroma is grapefuit, citrus, and, caramel. The flavor is very sweet, with, with pine, earthy, and some citrus. The palate is a bit watery for a bit beer, and i would like more hop flavor up front with it being a IIPA overall good, but not Great
Patrickctenchi (1840) - columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy orange-amber with a short, tan head.
Aroma is bready malt, pine.
Taste is grapefruit peel, malt...breadheel.
Soft, smooth, well hidden alcohol.
Chudwick (1144) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the Mad River Brewing Company has a logo two fish swimming upstream. Who in their right mind slaps aquatic vertebrae on twelve ounces of liquid grapefruit? Operatives at the MRBC thatís who. Film on the inside of the glass dissipates as I swirl the murky, fish egg baring beer they call it. More grapefruit than third world pickers care to see. The only redeeming quality has to be the high content of alcohol. -prolly the worst W.S.B. impersonation rating ever.
gururyan (482) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally got my hands on some, enjoying on patio with friends. I do, I do like this.
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ads135 (1742) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good, very well balanced double IPA. Bready backing with a potent hop mix. Grass and lemon.
MadRobin (1064) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. sampler at The V in Ashburn, VA.
Nearly clear, orange-brown with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of heavy pine resin, citrus and sweet malt. Although fairly even, the malt and hops seem more in conflict than in balance.
Taste of sweet bready malt, pine resin and citrus--again more in conflict than in balance.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
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RABinVA (731) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep gold with a thick pillow of white head. Basic DIPA with an unbalanced fight between malt and bitterness. Starts off heavily malty and finishes with a big bitter hoppy bite. Could definitely use some refinement.
mrmartin (563) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with thin off-white head. Resiny hopped nose. Lots of hops with a clean malt back. Slightly sticky bitter finish. Solid dipa
OKplus (560) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a cloudy orange brown. 1/2 inch off-white head sinks quick to form a variety of bubbles.
S - Grapefruit and orange, caramel, toffee, apricots, some muted earthy hops.
T - Caramel malt with a splash of butterscotch. Muted grapefruit, orange, and mango tries to back up the sugary malt but does not succeed. Canned pineapple juice. The tired hops adds a slight bitterness on the finish.
M - Low carbonation, full bodied.
Great caramel malt but the hops seemed to be an afterthought. Not your typical West Coast DIPA. No date on the bottle so Iím not sure if this is old or not. While this isnít a stellar DIPA, it is actually quite drinkable. The alcahol is very hidden as well.
In a sea of DIPAís this is pretty average.
Serving type: bottle
Kroney (98) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a thin tan head. Aroma is resin, citrus and huge sweet malt. Flavor is woody, candied citrus peel, alcohol and caramel malt. Get a nice warming alcohol sensation down the throatbut with no actual alcohol Flavor. Good beer.