thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy copper with wispy bubbly head. Aroma is substantial - citrus, passion fruit, resin. Very juicy. Taste moves from a juicy, fruity aromatic hop and malt mix, to a stridently bitter middle, to a finish that remains bitter but lets a little more cereal and caramel shine through into a balanced end. Big and bold but remarkably smooth and gentle for a 9.2%. A top IIPA, without doubt.
bubbleflubber (1638) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours lightly murky orange-amber into the glass, with a tight suds eggshell head that leaves soapy lacing. The nose is a big wallop of pine, cognac and caramel... very nice. The flavors have some light vanilla mingling with the caramel and toffee, some grapefruit, rind and peel/zest notes, peppering bitters, light ABV showing through, again some cognac notes, and finishes with a resinous vanilla-pine bitterness. The mouthfeel is sticky and chewy to the palate with a full body and substance for days. Full of flavor, this is a nicely complex and well-integrated IIPA.
MadIndian (2220) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Isaacs on international IPA day. Nice hop aroma and flavor. Some notes of sugar and orange. The finish was bitter, but delightful.
Tongan77 (77) - Ventura, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft! Pours an amber color with a thin head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste the same but hoppy bitter taste.
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BOSSbrewer (1027) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber with light haze. Lots of floral notes along with pine and citrus. A huge beer. I'm not a big ipa guy but this was a really good beer.
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, oranje kleur, niet helder, witte schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt hoppig fruitig, bitter en fris
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Backlog 2012] Surprisingly the first time I took tasting notes on this was at GABF2012. Pours a golden amber with light haze and lacing. Aroma is strong pine, sweet malt, vanilla, and thick resin. Nose is very strong overall, but super fresh - I could see this being a bit more malt-dominated and muddled as the beer stales. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of fresh pine, vanilla, sweet malt base and resin. Very nice double IPA overall.
dEnk (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma is big american hops, floral, fruity and piney. Flavour is big fruity piney bitterness, thick resin. Long lingering bitter finish. Nice.
bytemesis (2156) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Tap. Pours clear amber, small white head, good lacing. Aroma is very light. Flavor is nothing special, piney, citrus, light sweet, quite bitter. Medium body. Disapointing. Rerated based on a bottle rather than tap in the brewpub, and I get pretty much the same impression. How the hell is this a top rated DIPA? Mouthfeel is pretty nice though
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Monstrous and hop quenching brew with a huge pound for pound hop ratio and nice sharp bitterness. The pour is a gorgeous bright orange in the body with a thick two fingers of foamy yellow head. Tons of huge lacing rings coat nearly the entire glass. Sweet sweet glorious hop aroma with a ton of grapefruit laced pine needles and zesty citrus fruits. Just a big burst of hop flavour with mild caramelized malts up front. Good balance with a sharp attack of hops on the finish. Resinous pine and hoppy citrus fruits hit the palate on the finish with a sticky sweet full body smack. Overall just outrageously good beer