brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy, plenty of malt, a fantastic DIPA. Significantly better than expected. Wow, this is excellent.
musinj6 (415) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a 3 finger head leaving heavy lacing. Toasted malt with grapefruit and pineapple. Hint of sweetness up front that is quickly overtaken by moderate to heavy bitterness. This quite good. Medium to full body with moderate, but soft carbonation. Long bitter finish. Well balanced for a 9% imperiral ipa. This is fantastic.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour with watery white head and lace. Aroma is resin and perfume with malt. Sweet malt with a bito citrus and some bready resin. Smooth carbonation from a medium bodie beer.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle via trade. Clear golden amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of pine resin, citrus, floral with some notes of caramel. Flavor is sweet malt with a hop bitterness that comes in and finishes strong, light alcohol heat. Medium body with average carbonation. Nice blend of hops in this one and not overly sweet, really great.
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mostly clear medium gold body under a tall, sticky, long lasting off-white head.
Light pine and citrus hop aroma.
The flavor is lightly sweet, no real hops going on here at all. Somewhat thin and uninteresting.
Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bottle. Powerfully hoppy aroma, fruity, floral spicy and very lightly sweet with notes of honeysuckle, grapefruit and lemon citrus, leafy herbs and pine. Lightly hazy golden amber color, with a fine, subsiding head. Flavor profile is very heavily hopped throughout, with plenty of piney resin, lingering earthy spice, juicy citrus and floral sweetness, some sweet, lightly toasty malt present here and finishing with a generous dosage of bitterness. This thing starts and ends with the hops. Full, slick, oily and hefty feel, body is quite full as well, showing a touch of alcoholic warmth towards the end. This is as highly hopped as anything I’ve had to date, but it totally works in this stuff. Seems more Alpine than New Belgium for sure.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a fairly clear golden color with a nice light tan head. Aroma is of grapefruit, orange, simcoe-esque aroma. Great taste, perfect hop combo. Very drinkable at 9%.
wxman (1478) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear pale golden with a good white head. Has a hop flower aroma. Pink grapefruit taste along with a mouthcoating sweet pale malt character. Good stuff.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bombers from World Beers and Pint Defiance from July to November ’12. Clear, light gold pour with a medium, off-white, lathery head leaving moderate lace. Nose is tropical fruit, grass and weed. A lot of weed. Medium-heavy body and moderate, fine carbonation. Mango, ganja, caramel, pine, cocoa and resin. Finish is a bit drier, with grapes, chocolate and of course more ganja, resin and citrus zest. Elements of Alpine’s IIPA and Ranger - unsurprisingly. I like the balance and complex hop profile of this one a great deal and the addition of Simcoe pushes it even higher in my opinion. Fresh out of the keg it must be phenomenal, but even several months down the road it holds up very well.
scoth (528) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper with a big cream head, very fine lasting lacing. Aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, grass, floral notes, biscuit, and maybe a hint of banana. Medium body, smooth. Mildly sweet, medium bitterness midpalate, a short medium-strong bitter finish lasting but gradually fading. Complex hop profile with maltiness to even things out, surprisingly quaffable.