bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving glass: Poured from tap into Tulip.
Appearance: Clear golden amber with thin white head and slight lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit and toasted malt, light tropical fruit and pine.
Taste: Some light toasted and caramel malts but this is all about the hops, which reign supreme with loads of grapefruit and some mango and pine. Somewhat bitter finish, but more hoppy than bitter.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium to full creamy body, nice dry finish.
Overall: Very strong DIPA. Nice collaboration between my go to Maui brewery and one I have yet to try.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pizza Port OB. Stoked to see this on the board, big fan of Maui.....not just cuz I’m there every year. Pours a lightly hazed deep gold with a small white head, light lacing. Nose held tropical fruits along with some citrus. Light - medium bitterness in the finish.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful golden blonde with a fizzy white head. Aroma is hops and herbs with a slightly sweet malt to the background. Flavor is slightly sweet, not quite full imperial IPA sweet, piney, citrusy, and it has a dry, boozy finish.
MaxxDaddy (371) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub and brewery. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is big grapefruit with a solid malt backing. Taste is balanced, yet hop-forward. Thicker mouthfeel and lingering bitter finish. A solid effort, though I was looking for aggressive hops considering the collaboration.