BadAprilia1000 (378) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a very strong off white head. Aroma is peach juice, tropical, hoppy, grapefruit, strong mango, lemon and orange dominant and a weak lime zest for citrus, heavy and oily pine, all with a great sweet malt backbone. Taste is peach, orange, grapefruit, lemon, biscuit, malt, mango, tropical fruit, average hop bitter. Extremely solid double IPA, much more drinkable than most, the fruit sweetness actually is stronger than the hop bitter, buy a couple of bombers if you like IPAs.
joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. I’m pretty sure I’ve had this beer on several occasions throughout the years, but I’m finally getting a chance to rate it. It pours a rich gold color with a lasting white head. The aroma is sweet peachy, florals, citrus and tropical fruit. Not too potent. The flavor is extremely bitter with pine and sweaty tropical fruit. It has an oily body. Pretty good, if a bit heavy on the bitterness.
jesperhammer (3552) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24-OCT-2014, bottle @Morten.
Huge 9/10, creamy, fluffy, yellow head.
Aroma is hops. Perhaps not all that fresh. Pine, fruit, touch of cheese.
Taste is so hoppy. Very, very bitter, grape fruit, pine, touch of cardboard.
Full body, sweet. Very heavy malty backbone. A rough one. That I like.
slowrunner77 (7283) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"called a double ipa, but drinks like a hoppy barleywine...a little more hop and a little less pine, and you’d think it was a bigfoot. good beer, not best of style, but worth trying. 2010-as the years pass, this one keeps getting passed, but it’s still good. too much biscuit malt detracts from it, though."
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with very large frothy head out of bottle. Pleasant aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, and a mixture of hops. Flavor of citrus, fruit, caramel, and of course hops. Very good beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
biirusaikou (1340) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy bouquet, citrus, mango, pine, decent caramalt backbone, dry hoppy finish. Solid IIPA, but found the muscat version a tad smoother.
orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on cask at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.
A - Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin white head that leaves a very faint lacing down the glass.
S - Strong tropical fruit aroma with hints of mango, lemon, and other citrus fruits. A slightly sweet smell from the malt is a welcome addition to the strong hop presence.
T - Based on the smell I thought this was going to be a hop bomb, that was not the case. The malt, while hiding slightly behind the strong hop presence in the nose, offers tons of sweet malt flavors that overpower the somewhat subdued hop presence. The hops are there, just not as much as you would expect.
M - The body is medium-light with the flavor being a little on the heavy side. Fairly good carbonation that fades over time. The malt flavors linger on the pallet for some time afterwards.
D - The nose was much better than the taste. While I enjoyed the opportunity to try this one I just feel that it could have been better, especially for $7 a glass.
Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Round orangey citrus aromas, caramel, sweet bread dough. Hazy orange with a lasting white head. Off-dry, initial malt sweetness, mild bitterness, great balance. Medium bodied.
zickbeer_ye (370) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet caramel and light hoppy and malt aroma. amber orange body and light white head. Nice malt and hop balance with a dry hop bitterness. Crisp and bitter on the palate.
JHeath99 (1473) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a transparent amber with thick off white head. Aroma of bitterness with some malts. Taste pretty much the same.