BOSSbrewer (1683) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home with Susan. Pours a dark amber/orange. Large off-white head. Aroma is strong citrus - mostly grapefruit, and lots of sweet malt/toffee. Flavor is very bitter citrus - biting into a grapefruit rind, and lots of malt. Didnít seem smooth and balanced, though. Bitterness was too high for the flavors. Drinkable, but didnít really enjoy it.
Travlr (12286) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with jackl. Celar golden color, white edge head. Aroma of straw and light citrus. Taste is very fruity, scant bitterness. Nice stuff.
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ReedM. Pours hazy orange gold with an off-white head. Aroma is pretty citra. Med+ body. Caramel is a bit heavy, but the hop can handle it. Finishes citrus rind with somewhat sweet malt. Very frontrunner.
marcus (6588) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours blonde with a tick fluffy white head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with lots of carbonation and a very bitter finish. Tastes West Coast.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Orange pour with a white head. Light haziness. Aroma has some decent orange peel and pine to it, but lots of caramel malt and bread. Some floral and grapefruit notes, too. Flavor is too sweet for me. Lots of orange and caramel. Toasted bread, some grapefruit, and a light pine and grass bitterness.
kbudd19 (645) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Keir, thanks buddy! Big golden pour with lots of white foamy head and plenty of lacing. Big Aroma of citrus, mangos, pine, and tropical fruit. Taste is assertive hops, followed by sticky malty sweetness, towards the finish there is some citrus, finishes crisp and bitter. This is really well balanced for DIIPA, lots of assertive hop character, mixed in nicely with some tropical malty sweetness. Well done!
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with Travlr. Gold pour with a small head. Hot tropical fruit salad. Papaya, passionfruit. Sea salt. Grapefruit meat. Taste is pretty slick and hot. More tropical fruits, bright citrus. Pretty restrained malt character. Honey. Medium body, syrupy. Solid.
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got a bottle from a nice trade. Pours a clear bright orange color with a foamed white head. Aroma is like a sugared cereal. Almost like a frosted flakes aroma. Very unique. A very strong citrus factor right up front. Taste matches the aroma with that unique note. Makes it a really unique brew. Very drinkable. Donít even notice the 9% abv. Definitely wouldnít mind getting more.
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle RBSG grand tasting. Pours cloudy yellow white head. Nose/taste of pine, lemon, caramel malt and light alcohol. Medium body.
jeremyh70 (742) - Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slightly hazy dark golden with an off white head that settles to a film and leaves good lacing. Aroma is dank and resinous with some tropical fruit and caramel. Taste is also dank and resinous with pineapple sweetness and citrus rind bitterness. Slight alcohol apparent and some caramel malt. Finishes with a little sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily with a medium body and medium/high carbonation. Good but a bit too resinous and sweet for my taste.