Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a frothy off-white head that had nice lacing. Aroma was floral with pine, citrus and exotic fruit. Medium bodied with a thick and oily texture. Flavor of caramel, citrus, pine, tropical fruit and a bit of honey.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber (almost brown) with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee with a hop background. The flavor found caramel and chocolate with a floral backing. Medium body, mild bitterness, and a caramel aftertaste.
BierFiend (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with tan head. Smells of hops and flowers. Tastes of hops, malts, and alcohol. Long bitter and medium carbonation.
Sathorael (133) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber/mahogany with thick off white head and great lacing. Aroma is malty sweet, caramel, pine and a touch of citrus. Mild alcohol aroma is present. Taste is malty sweet with a medium hoppy presence. Pine resin, floral, spice and a touch of caramel. Finish is balanced but dry.
bth122 (1032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Omaha. Dark amber color. Medium head. Aroma is malt syrup heavy with some floral/citrus hop. Medium light bitterness. Again, taste is heavy emphasis on malt syrup-like. Caramel notes. Creamy texture. If you like a more malt heavy IPA this is for you. Still nice hop flavors are there.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz. poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
No date on bottle but my local shop just got this in today. Fresh off the truck. Thanks Freddy!
A - Hazy rust color with a light yellow head that forms an active cap. Below average lacing.
S - Dense yeasty esters. Mango is very powerful right up front, candied grapefruit, lychee, sweet orange, pineapple, cantaloupe melon, pine resin becomes more pronounced as it opens up. Thick toasted caramel malt is heavy underneath and adds to more sweetness.
T - The hops, malt, and yeast seem to all hit the palate at once. Hops follow the aroma and seem to stay on the edges of the malt. Tropical fruits up front and sides, some green pine on the back of the tongue. The rich caramel malt does not get pushed aside from the malt but adds very nice balance.
M - Full body, thick chewy feel, low carbonation. Finishes juicy, slick, and wet.
This beer lets the flavors of the hops shine more than the bitterness. Lots of juicy tropical fruit, sweet citrus, and some pine. Very juicy and wet.
A thick body and rich malt bill add lots of sweetness and seems like it almost needs a bit more bitterness to balance it out. But that is only nitpicking. This was a well rounded DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky burnt tangerine pour with a modest eggshell head. Orange peel, bitter grapefruit, and tart lemon. Moderate honey and evergreen...not bad but nothing to write home about.
mikedR (732) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy copper pour. Definitely one of the better resiny DIPAs I’ve had. Malty and quite sweet. Resiny in flavor (with some pine notes), but perfectly in balance (resin seems to have a way of becoming overpowering; see, e.g., El Toro). Super enjoyable and drinkable, with a nice syrupy mouthfeel courtesy of the resin I suppose. Hop heads will be disappointed though. Hides its ABV (9.75?!?) amazingly well. Buy it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Christopsy (54) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zesty, floral, HOPPY, a big IPA that could have never been made by just 1 brewery. Mikkeller and BrewDog have gone the mile on this one...
Ed5388 (1243) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.5oz bottle. Pours a murky burnt orange with very little off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus, and pine. Taste is just like the nose. Citrus, pine, and lots of sweet malt.