JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with deep hop notes. A complex base of hoppy bitterness drives a very long finish.
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rating based on two samplings, both at the Lincoln wine bar. The first evening, this tasted wonderful but the finish seemed a little off for me (in a relative sense: it was still a mikkeller quality beer). The second night, though, all seemed right with this beer: a lush, densely layered hop extravaganza.
TBone (14262) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 330ml (Beer Planet)
Hazy dark orange-amber color, small steady off-white head. Strong pine-resiny aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish front, lots of resin, pine, a bit citrus. Lingering bitterness with fruity notes. Drinkability is quite good for 9.75% beer. Warming.
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
an OK IIPA. Not impresse with the aroma, taste, or aftertaste, Citrus is there but not as strong as I would have hoped. It’s a decent IIPA, maybe I’d recommend this for someone who was looking for a lighter IIPA. Maybe the bottle I got was old
rebella (39) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A good double IPA that has the hops of choice: warrior, centennial and simcoe. To my luck the amarillo hop is not overtaking the taste.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange reddish pour with a thin white head. Aroma is huge resin and citrus hop notes. Dank and deep. Orange lemon and resin really. Flavor is even more intense. Citrus notes are huge lemon and some sweet malt notes. Really tasty beer.
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with an average, frothy light beige head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, toast, caramel), heavy hops (floral, perfume, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, apricot, and peach. Flavor is mild malt with heavy hop flavor and bitterness, fruity notes and spicy alcohol. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.
wlajwl (4684) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very, very dry pine-hops, the flavor is of a super-sized IPA more than a DIPA. There is a syrup flavor in there, but the regular hoppy and relatively balanced malt flavor is still there and makes this a very good regardless of what you categorize it as.
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours amber with medium head. aroma of candied sugar, hops. flavor is caramel and pine, resin. Good beer.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours a hazy, apricot colored with small white head. Aroma of big resinous and tropical fruit. Big and bold and delicious. Flavor of massive papaya, guava, and ruby red grapefruit. Subtle sugars in the finish. Awesome beer. A world class iiipa.