Huhzubendah (3098) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Generous gift from Dr. Humbard. Thank you sir.
Served in my New Belgium globe.
The beer is yellowish with a mild haze. An aggressive pour yields nearly two inches of pure white head. The aroma brings pine, alcohol, hops. Booze presence in both the scent and flavor. Too brash for my liking. Pine and alcohol with perhaps a bit of citrus. A slow sipper. The finish leaves booze, biscuits, crackers, and a hint of caramel malt on the palate. I finished the 12 oz., but this is not a repeat for me.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber uncaps with a loud chuff. The first careful pour fills my glass with two-thirds fluff atop pale orange ale (a spectacle which encores with the seconds glass, as well). Large bubbles in warpdrive effect create Swiss cheese pockets in the foam. Grapefruit, musty hopsack, seawater, boiled peanuts, pencil shavings, molasses and tomato juice nose. Tamarind and dried apricot fruity taste with briary-jammy notes, phenolic/minerally, leafy, sourdough, nuances of rosemary, lychee, celery seed and bell pepper, maybe even granulated onion... ending with a pithy bitter edge. Pretty much screams fast, hot fermentation and oxidation at some point. Drier and thinner bodied than most DIPAs, which is the only positive. Smokey-chalky finish with potent ethanol sting; pleasantly bitter aftertaste but with a parsley and powdered milk flavor. Overall an extremely rough and unappealing beer; so many, many things wrong.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter orangey-golden with a tall, creamy, sticky khaki head.. looked great! The aroma picked up fresh grass, citrus, and floral hoppage over sweet honey-kissed caramel and biscuity malts.. well-balanced. The flavor found bitter, resiny peach and perfumy hops throughout, with caramel and biscuity malts supporting.. dried out on the finish, leaving bitter stonefruit and perfumey notes. Medium-bodied with a good feel/flow through the palate.. engaging and enjoyable.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this at an esbls tasting at Strykzones place in Wood Rive, IL. Pours dark fuzzy gold with a creamy and long lasting off-white head. Nose is mostly citrus hops. Medium plus in body, and smooth in the mouth. Flavor is caramel malts with heavy citrus hops and a long dry bitter finish. Very well done.
Jerm719 (137) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 2nd rating ... Malty, mild syrup. Piney, resinous hops, weak finish.. Boring, malty ipa .. Nice abv, but not enough hops to balance.... Weak. :( this should have been a seasonal .. For cats who know nothing about beer n gonna get hammered on a 6 pack running bout $9.99....
airrick2003 (758) - Louisiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: a crystal clear bronze color, very thick off white dense head, head laces nicely and retains like no other Aroma: grass, bread, piney, fruit, citrus, lemon, smell is pretty strong and very satisfying Taste: some malt up front, bread, some lemon citrus, bitter on the finish Palate: moderate to low c02 level, has a medium to heavy body, leaves a pretty strong bitter aftertaste Overall: delicious, the malt and hops compliment each other very nicely, would like to see some more pronounced hop flavor up front if anything ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ColovianTrader (451) - - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge amounts of caramel blended nicely with citrus peels and toffee. Hints of cinnamon. Nice grapefruit bitterness. The beer is ultimately hurt as it warms and tastes a bit metallic, but still drinkable.
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: clear yellow gold with a white head and sticky lacing. Light citrusy aroma with a bitter taste. Seems to be missing some of the sweetness and thickness of most 2IPAs. Not bad, more like an regular ipa
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy dark golden color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel with some earthiness. Citrus and caramel flavors with some bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into DFH/SN IPA glass. Pours a clear golden color with a thick fluffy white head leaving nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is very hoppy with some pineapple and pine notes. Taste is piney upfront and as catch the taste of alcohol as it progresses. Mouthfeel seems a little thin but finishes cleanly.