hoffbier (24) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle Champaign il. Aroma is very interesting and layered, with pine, tropical and citrus notes. Taste is similar and clean. A resin remainder. Powerful but still has balance throughout. Very glad I picked up a couple.
greatscott75 (18) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a two finger head. The nose is pine, tropical fruit and resin. The taste is the same with the addition of band-aid. A little unbalanced as the alcohol really comes through.
Mechphisto (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My wife got this for me as a surprise on the recommendation of Wil Wheaton. Iím impressed! He knows his beers.
Itís a beautiful golden amber with a nice, creamy looking head. However, the head dissipates very quickly and leaves very little lacing.
The aroma is interesting--it smells strongly of cut grass and dandelions! I want to say I detect a hint of citrus and bread in the aroma, but the smell of grass and dandelion is very strong (in a good way). It instantly makes me think of a summer beer, especially since I served it quite cold.
The taste is crisp, bitter, hoppy, with a bit of a bite. Here you DO get the citrus hints. Malty, and a touch of sour--but all balanced quite nicely!
The mouthfeel is good. I didnít think it was oily; it lasted long enough to taste every drink, and washed away with only a hint of nice, bitter aftertaste.
asmall (15) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Bomber from Vinters in Charlotte.Reminded me of Sculpin.Nice creamy head.Citrus and grapefruit aroma.Never been a big NB fan but I will get more of this wonderful DIPA!
Whalescreams (9) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super intense ipa hence the name... At first the extreme hop resin is overwhelming but in builds in flavor and on you.
As I sputter out
ghardwick (5) - - DEC 16, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber for xmas. (thanks Charles) Dank aroma. Warm alcohol, not hot. Well balanced. Great hop flavor, but not overly bitter.
tschneider701 (3) - Minnneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle...great nose, strong piney hops smell with a hint of citrus...pours clear orange with nice white head...nice lacing...lighter in color than most IPAís packing this amount of hops...in your face hops but not over the top like most that tout more IBUís than the palate knows what to do with...starts with an smooth piney hoppiness then fades to nuts, citrus and has a bready finish....smooth on the palate but the bready/yeasty finish lingers a bit too much...overall a rock solid beer for any hop lover.
Elislider (2) - Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grassy aroma, tastes of grapefruit and seaweed. Small bodied, not very impressive
kgosden (1) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, with ísilverís in the name I expected an over the top monster hopped beer. Great fresh hop flavors, but overall very balanced. The citrus notes are there and so is the bite, but it doesnít linger excessively. Great with my ginger & garlic stir fry.