mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Pint on tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is super pungent, with floral hops, hemp, orange rinds and resinous hops - barely enough caramel malt to back. Flavour is insanely intense, with relentless hoppiness, loads of floral notes and truckloads of hempy / pot-like hops reveal themselves as you get into this; secondary notes of citrus peel / citrus rind; and barely enough malt to hold this together without diminishing the hop presence. Very intense and delicious, though almost *too* over the top!
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Poured brighter golden with a dense, well-retained eggshell head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit, starfruit, floral notes, and spicy earth over sweet caramel and light bready notes.. loved it! The flavor found a bright, tasty blend of pine resin and grapefruit bitterness plus black pepper (that increased with warmth) over pale malts and a touch of fruit meat.. finished spicy with a lot of bitterness, peppery alcohol, and prickly carbonation with an afterkick of bitter pine resin and citrus. Medium-bodied with tight carbonation on the palate.. very good flow through the palate.. loved it!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle: pours a clear bright golden with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty malty nose overflowing with hop resin and citrus. Starts with good fullness and sweet light malts with lots of juicy resiny hop flavor and lemon citrus before a drier bittersweet finish. Plenty of hop character throughout, well-balanced with sweet pale malts.
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK, drank a shit ton of this on draft at Taste Of Tops in Tempe. It was irresistible. I’m only human, right? It was filled into a short tulip glass (on several occasions) with a clear copper body and thick gold edges supporting a semi firm light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up tangelo citrus and rich tropical mango fruit like notes with resiny grassiness here and there too. The taste is similar with vibrant rich tangelo, clementine citrus and mango-y tropical fruity notes that are infused with loads of hop flavor and grow into resiny to grassy hop bitterness from time to time. Wonderful brew.
deyholla (7007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with an off-white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of of dank pine with grapefrut and not much of a grain backbone. Flavor begins with grapefruit and bitter citrus that is joined by pine and onion.
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, $7 from Beer Run. Mostly clear golden color. Good dense off-white head, leaves good lace. Very interesting unique hop aroma. Something in it that’s new to me. Like a biscuit well-seasoned with strong herbs. Interesting, and pretty tasty. Smooth, lighter carbonation, creamy texture. Clean finish, but good long hoppy aftertaste. Nice big bitter taste, little alcohol bite in the finish and warmth in the aftertaste, little slightly zesty sweetness. Little stickiness in the finish. Satisfying and interesting DIPA.
BVery (6974) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Piece Brewing in Chicago. Clear light gold pour, small white head. Syrupy palate, bold pine and floral hops. Dense and delicious.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit and grapefruit aroma. Summer fruit and grapefruit flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Summer fruit and grapefruit linger with caramel.
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange-gold with a big off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of herbal, oily hops, sweet malts, and tangerine citrus. Flavor of caramel malts, sugar, and the same citrusy and herbal hops. Medium-bodied, with an oily, citrusy, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really nice DIPA- not surprising, since Alpine is involved.
marcus (6781) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours golden with a rich off-white head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor that is totally dominated by simcoe hop bitterness. Though unbalanced, still a very tasty brew.