dhunter151 (523) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a slight haze and a white head. Grapefruit, citrus, grass and pine. Damn near perfect. Great beer.
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mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy amber orange color with a fluffy head, super juicy aromas with floral, pine hops. Grainy sunflower seed. medium body, average carbonation. Very nice tropical fruit flavors with floral, bitter piney hops in a solid brew. Yummy.
DuffMan (6542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, sent to me by DocJitsu-- thanks Dennis! Shared with Grippitis and Parksy. Hazy light orange, creamy off white head. Zesty grapefruit and resinous pine in tremendous concentration, backed by malts that are more crackery than caramelly, making for a "hop-juice" kind of drinking experience. Substantially less sweet than the Great Divide Hercules that we shared alongside it. Fantastic.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very glad to get this bottle thanks to some over-active importer. :) Golden lightly amber body and nice head. Very rich in hops yet also a strong amber malt balance, with some extra biscuit notes. The hops are modern, piney, spruce and even leave a spicy trace. Drinks dangerously well. I really dig the clean fermentation and soft carbonation, to make this double ipa really justify the 8% abv -- something certainly not always achieved in this style. I have had (even) heavier hop bomb for sure, but this is super well made and I love the brewing qualities. Nice! (65cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
gorditoabd (623) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bev4Less. Let me just say, I met one of these guys at Bev4Less a few weeks ago... awesomely personable and knowledgeable. Good guy who makes good beer. Pours hazy golden. Decent amount of lacy white foam head. Bready malts, herbal and resiny hops, a little bit of cheesy and earthy yeast tones, and some banana funkiness that compliments rather than detracts. Medium sweet (a great sign for this style) medium bitter... yes, this is not heavy bitter, and well-balanced throughout the palate until... oops, the bitter end... but that came after a nearly 90 second delay. Impressive. Full body, creamy, somewhat sticky texture, lively carbonation and a nice, looong bitter finish. Really, really good beer. Nailing it guys. Now, keep it up.
skmikeg (841) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, sweet toasted malts, caramel, and some toffee. Taste is of citrus peels (a lot of grapefruit and orange) pine, sweet toasted malts, caramel, some tofffee, and maybe some tropical fruit. Has a medium body with a slighty creamy mouthfeel, and a pretty bitter, slighty boozy, long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty DIPA that could use some more body and hide its ABV a little more.
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy orange with small white head.. Aroma is dead fruit hopps.. Caramel.. Nice double ipa..would do again
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 l bottle at Timo A’s. Copper color. Bright floral and citrusy aroma with lemon and pine. Citrusy and bitter taste with orange, mango, pine, menthol and some onion. Firmly hoppy yet drinkable, nice.
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a hazy copper color with a small white head that has good retention. The aroma is medium in strength with fresh citrus; oranges and tangerines mostly, followed up by a touch of toffee. The taste, like the aroma, is a big blast of citrus, lots of oranges, tangerines, grapefruit set nicely in mild caramel malt base. The palate is a bit on the lighter side but is appropriate for the style and the carbonation is lively. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Excellent IPA.
hapjydeuce (926) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy light gold color with a thick sticky head. Nice grassy aroma with notes of fresh cut grass and orange citrus. Straightforward DIPA flavor of lemon, orange and grapefruit citrus with the malt base subdued so as to keep the profile light and crisp. I prefer this approach to a good DIPA. bitterness is medium strength and fairly well balanced. Good carbonation with a refreshing palate. Very tasty. I look forward to trying more of M.E.’s brews