rajendra82 (969) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Standard New Belgium bottle with raised neck collar and the simple label. The pour was very clear, a touch more pale amber in shade than a typical DIPA. The head was one to two finger thick. The smell was mostly pine and grapefruit. The taste was quite bitter, with a burst of grapefruit, herbs, and spice right up front. This was a very dry, over the top, "west coast" style DIPA, and I always seem to like them for their singular purpose as a hop delivery vehicle. This was no exception. There was little no malt influence, alcohol burn, or pretense of complexity here. It was like drinking an enamel stripping, head clearing, tongue scraping, hop juice. If you like hops, you will love this. If you don’t like hops, why did you buy a DIPA. A hop bomb picked up at the neighborhood Kroger. My we have come a long way in this country, and I like that.
RCx240 (99) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber, foamy white head, decent retention and spotty lacing. Aroma is strongly floral, with hints of pine, resin and citrus. Taste is sweet caramel and nuts, with hints of lime and orange. Finishes with a lingering astringent bitterness, floral notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky texture. Quite nice.
lindtjorn (1) - - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice almost pine like clean crisp taste. Little head, clear golden color. Light hoppy aftertaste somewhat dry.
tekstr1der (76) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, golden pour with thick, lasting white top. Aroma of pine. Flavor is pine again, and great malty balance. Very tasty brew!
Beerhunter111 (8933) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fast klares dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit einer schönen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch extrem hopfig, grasig, bitter, floral. Geschmack sehr bitter hopfig, leicht harzig, reife Früchte, Pfirsisch, grasig.
ordybill (311) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- A toasted malt aroma with some hops and floral scents
Appearance- A golden yellow color with a small white head
Taste- Has a mild grass and malt flavor, not bad very understated
Palate- A mild brew with moderate carbonation.
Overall- Not a bad brew. It is pretty good but not a stand out.
Nekronos (3737) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice as all beer from this brewery is. Quite hoppy but not tiring at all. Very drinkable and good shape too.
beechner224 (807) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Dark copper with white head. Aroma is resiny hops, some pine. Taste is piney, resiny, sharp, bright, Hops linger in there a bit. Nice imperial IPA.
gyllenbock (5228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado SF. Light amber with a small head. Fresh aroma and taste of tropical fruit, grapefruit, some light malt and caramel. The finish was bitter and rather dry.
AgentAle (889) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is grapefruit, sweet malts clove. Taste is hoppy up front but meelows out nicely to a sweet maltiness. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well
Aurelius (4497) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Resinous, piney hops over good malt in the aroma. Nice yoked bottle, good label. Clear, orange-tan brew with a fluffy white head. Twangy kumquat zest up front, great bittering, very light diacetyl. Pineapple tones. Zesty on the lips. Satisfying mouthfeel, lingering bitterness. Best of several new beers tonight. Pretty good. World Market.