o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pleasant, extremely hoppy aroma. No head. Interesting apricot aroma. WAY too sour flavor. Overpowering such that I canít taste the flavoring of the beer. Average rating.
Maverick34 (2364) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught via Habitat. Burnt siena pour. White head. A big beer with strong hops and malts. Very good
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours lightly hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is sweet and buttery, with lots of toffee. The hops arenít really pronounced, but thereís some light herbal hopping and some mellow pine. Taste is about the same--sweet and sticky, with pine and light grass hops. Long, sweet and slick finish, with a big thick body. Perhaps this one wasnít the freshest as I got it from the mix-6 section, but not sure. Just too sweet and sticky for my tastes.
HeadyDE (521) - Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color..little carbonation..nose is not that noticeable..some traces of citrus..pine..and honey..mouthfeel is a bit oily..hides the abv well..but as others have said this is an average 2xipa..
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Man this thing great. Really handcrafted taste here. A soft mellow honey flavor to balance out the beautiful bouquet of hops. Wow wow wow. One of the best. Really itís almost a barleywine. Barley wine sweetness. This is a badass beer man.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Discount. Pours an unclear orangey-copper with an off white/orange head. Terrific lacing; literally stuck to the glass in spots as I got down through the glass. Aroma has pine, citrus and resin. Taste is of sweet pine, caramel, heavy chewy resin and bitter grapefruit. Solid components for a nice IIPA. Alcohol showed more and more throughout the glass. Finishes bittersweet and alcoholly. It was very nice, a nudge less alcohol and bitterness and this would be terrific.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Um whites brown poor fix dents of Whitehead good lacing Romans pretty handsome apricot 4 loco dead mouth feel like me better taste good amount of sweetness into caramel ADrive grassy finish with alcohol warmth.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great IPA for a non-hophead. Itís got strong hoppiness, but balanced with a sweet, if not syrupy, chewiness. I didnít find the nose all that strong, but with the flavor came orange and grapefruit mainly. There were some undertones of honey on the nose if you pay close attention. The palate is sophisticated with a moderate thickness to start followed by a moderately dry finish.
larry3 (7) - Exeter, USA - OCT 10, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great flavor one of my favorite beers. A double IPA that does not taste overly hoppy.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, slightly nutty, sweet malt upfront followed by concentrated orange citrus, yellow peach and dried apricot in the middle. Big, powerful, long finish echoing sweet orange citrus, ripe peach, apricot and bitter grapefruit rind. Smooth and full-bodied, with creamy, fine carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. There is definitely big hops in this beer, though they trend toward ripe, sweet, stonefruit, orange and tropical flavors, and not the fresh, resinous herb nuances. Should be let come up in temperature if pulled straight from the fridge. Overall, good, though I think I prefer more fresh, resinous herbs to stonefruit in my IPA's in general.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...