kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow, copper. White head vanishes but holds a film. Danky aroma. Dirty. musty flavor like the hold in a ship. Dry, mild bitter finish. Dream on a Tuesday.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 12, 2010
Appearance: hazy orange, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, big citrus character, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL thanks to Dan Fromson. Pours a clear, deeper golden with small, white head. Sheety, complete lace. Nose is big alcohol, fruity melon, sugary strawberry, strawberry daiquiri. Taste is sweaty, melon rind heavy, big jackfruit, mangosteen, sugary strawberry. Walnut skin bitterness gets a bit too harsh.Thankfully not totally sticky and candy corn forward at this point still exhibiting tropical hop character.
Gription79 (2227) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can thanks to Cletus!
Aroma: pine/citrus hops
Appearance: golden, white head
Taste: hints of caramel, pine hops, fruity hops, bready malts
Palate: fairly light, sticky resin from hops
Overall: What an amazing beer! I loved the can and what it held.
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma of rich piney and resinous hops, some floral notes and a nice balance of rich caramel malts. Flavour of rich piney and resinous hops, buttery hops, rich caramel malts, finishing buttery and bitter. Very solid IIPA.
Blairgus (2537) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
9 dec 2011, can. Light gold, clear no bubbles. Very thin piney hop aroma. Thin/med body and a tad fizzy. Nice, sweet peachy lemon rind citrus hops. Really nice!
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. The glass is left coated with large rings and chunks of soapy lacing.
Sweet citrus hop aroma with plenty of earthy notes and a subtle malt presence. There’s some grassy pine needle and dank hop oils but the tropical/citrus fruits are most prominent in the nose. Lots of mango, grapefruit and citrus rind along with subtle biscuit.
Medium bodied with a complex, flavorful hop profile that is nicely balanced by a sweet malt backbone. Bitter and sweet notes play off of each other with hints of dry and bitter pine needle/grass countered by notes of grapefruit and orange. The dry bitterness lasts throughout, even when the sweeter notes come into play and linger into a nice dry finish that leaves me thirsty for me. The malt backbone adds sweetness with notes of caramel, toffee and biscuit without getting in the way of the hops. Really well balanced and very flavorful with an excellently masked ABV making it dangerously drinkable. I’m impressed and ISO more!
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can… Hazy golden ale with a small, frothy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is fruity, resiny and citrusy – grapefruit, apricot and possibly pine needles. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. Bittersweet and fruity – more bitter than sweet. The hops really shine brightly here. Lengthy bitter finish. Can courtesy of growler!
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can. I love this stuff when its fresh, fantastic aroma some citrus and pine, but its so crisp and fresh. Balanced palate with a hop bite in the finish that makes you want another sip. One of the easiest ABV DIPA’s to drink, some nice floral notes on the outside edge. Would want to try this one outside of the can.
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Can at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured hazy, orange-golden with a thin head. This was a little old, so didn’t have the hoppy bite or bitterness that it once did. Some doughy, malted grains and sweetness with a nice tasting ale yeast character. A little bit of a left over resinous from the hops too.