jkwood04 (4247) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of citrusy/piney hops plus some caramel and light cereal malts. Flavor about the same, but it seems lighter on the hops than the aroma suggests. Average texture. A decent beer, but not the best of the style.
gsmitty80 (1858) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice double IPA from this smal brewery. Sticky and sweet with a taste that lingers. Good hop array, nice beer.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange with a medium white head. A lot of pine and caramel, light touch of red fruits. Quite bitter ending.
scarletfire65 (1003) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Full bodied and sticky feeling. Very sweet malt base, with floral and fruity hop bitterness. Pineapple, mango, apricot flavors. The finish is big and powerful, slightly medicinal, with a nice hoppy bitterness, but a little too sweet, and it takes away from the hop character.
Thisis12ptfont (887) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a plethora of fruitiness, citrus, grapefruit, and slight orange with a small piney background. Appearance is a darkened gold and gives a medium white head. Taste is quite earthy with a nice hoppy bitterness to it. There is a very satisfying fruity finish that leaves a creamy aftertaste. Overall, this is a very satisfying beer with an explosion of powerful flavors. The hops are nicely balanced with a perfect amount of light fruity taste. I’d give this an A rating.
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper coloured body with a thinnish off-white head and some bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of fresh pine and pineapple hops, a lot of alcohol and sugars from fruits. Full-bodied; Deep pungent pine and pineapple flavoured hops with a lot of alcohol, a ton of sugars and a good malt balance - with the pungent hop notes very noticeable. Aftertaste shows a lot of alcohol and a full-bodied sweentess as well. Overall, a nice and pungent Imperial IPA with a lot of good hop notes and a very sweet balance that helps out. Plus, this sized bottle was perfect for the content. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York earlier in the day, sampled later on 18-November-2011 from New Paltz,
omega (740) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid Double IPA with strong hop flavours. Length of flavour is good without too much bitterness.
thetmaxx (760) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle, really orange color, thin head. Aroma is hoppy, and kind of woody. Flavors are complex, in the beginning I got licorice, at the end I get a dry asprin taste. Not really the best dipa out there.
Zymurgeist2 (1135) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
the alcohol is a little too hot here, including some presence on the aroma. slight citrus smell on the end of the aroma. clear deep orange with white head that is full of small bubbles. palate is too tannic from the bitterness, and again the floral and citrus come through late. nice dry finish with sweet malt lingering late.
presario (4730) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper-amber with ok head. Strong hoppy aroma holds promise. Woody and dry with big alcohol presence. Got to love your wood.