jflopsu (1246) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber. Has a malt, pine, and light fruity hop aroma. Taste is very malty and fruity upfront with some like bitterness from hops at the end.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First... "burly and bitter"? Not quite, but good try, New Belgium. Copper, very clear, and clean-bodied on the eyes with a super-frothy, dense, cloud white head, this is really a looker. The lacing is just as billowy! The aroma is candy-like, with floral, fruity, almost resinous hops combining nicely with sligthly caramelized malts. Itís a light-spirited, floral experience thatís a nice lead up to the flavor, which is very enjoyable.
In the mouth itís very, very soft. A touch of asparagus greets your taste buds as it enters the mouth, followed closely by an almost resinous, very floral and spicy hop flavor that really covers the tongue and rules the show. It is strongly flavored, and although there is a bite of clean, somewhat lasting bitterness in the finish, itís far from burly. In fact, Iíd call it more feminine because of its beauty and softness. Bitter? A little, but the softness and flavor palate of the beer really makes it an enjoyable, easy bitterness.
Looking for a soft double IPA packed with hop flavor and enough bitterness to counter it? This is your beer. Oh... but Iím not a big fan of the gold label. The bottle might as well be wearing glittered legwarmers.
seanord (5) - Renton, USA - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Honey aroma welcomes the drinker into this amazing beer. Pretty, deep golden color with active layer of carbonation. Supreme taste, crisp enough to refresh. And a sinister, high alcohol content catches up with you for a good farewell.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a thick and rocky off-white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, red grapefruit, a hint of pine, Ivory soap and a touch of caramel malt. Taste is full bodied, quite sweet, with flavors of tropical fruit, red grapefruit, a hint of Walla Walla onions, and white pine. Finish is strong sweetened spicy and quite bitter. Some peach nectar and tropical fruit aftertaste that lingers with the bitterness. Itíll keep the hop heads happy.
StefanSD (2381) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 12 oz bottle from Sprouts. Pours an amber color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is somewhat weak and understated for a DIPA, I get faint citrus and a hint of caramel. The taste is bitter hops forward with grapefruit, pine, something soapy, butter and caramel. The palate is a bit greeasy and slick with medium carbonation. Finishes short and dry. Overall: Not really my cup o tea(or beer). Dactyl noticed.
AndyW68 (1455) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange with thick white head. Aroma is sweet citrus and bread. Taste is immediate astringency. Taste is sweet and bitter.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with thick bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet bready malt with some floral and citrusy hops. Taste is sweet malt upfront with some peach and citrus in the follow through. Aftertaste is resinous and citrusy hops with some sweet malt in the finish. Palate is thin and sticky. Overall nice balanced easy drinking Imperial IPA.
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber orange color with fluffy white head. Pine, grapefruit, floral and hop aroma. Hop, grapefruit, peach and floral flavors. Medium body with a bitter finish.
dliberto (217) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Drank from bottle
My favorite Beer period. This is a beer I have had multiple times and always go back to it. Taste is grapefruit, mango and pine, with a nice dry finish. Bitter but it is not overpowering and the after taste does not linger.
paintedmaple (671) - Peopleís Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle...a worthy DIPA (and especially at the $10.69/6 pack price) I didnít taste the íheavy peach tonesí as advertised, but rather the usual citrus/pine, however, nicely dry on the finish.