awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Mostly transparent, pale brassy gold colored body with a thin layer of fizzy white head. Bold hop aromas of grapefruit, pine, and some sweeter tropical fruit notes. A faint, honey malt sweetness highlights some of the juicy hop notes but stays subtley in the background. Very clean yeast/fermentation wise, allowing the hops to really stand out. Impressively fresh, dank aroma, although the hop selection contributes some onion/garlicy notes. Light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a soft, smooth bitterness. The hop bitterness is clean and well integrated into the flavor profile. A light caramel malt sweetness first appears on the palate, along with some sweet passion fruit hop flavors. The hop flavor continues to build in intensity throughout the palate, bringing out notes of grapefruit and pine. A moderate bitterness lingers in the finish and while I appreciate the assertiveness without any coarse/husky bitterness qualities, a bit more punch in the finish would be welcome. The hop selection also has more of that onion/garlicy thing going on than Iíd like, but overall this is a well executed, enjoyable beer. Very west coast-esque, with a quenchingly dry palate and only the minimal malt sweetness necessary to support the hops. Exceptionally clean and fresh, Iíd happily drink a case of this. This is quite possibly the best IPA Iíve had that didnít come from the west coast.
BiiruBierBeer (172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tropical citrusy hop smell. Taste is the same wth emphasis on the hops. Medium to high carbonation.
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Tropical fruit and candied grapefruit abound. Pretty bitter, but not overly so with some earthiness and pine and lots of sweetness. Full bodied. Now Iím confused. I thought unplugged beers were a thing of the past, and thumbprint was in the now, but this was fresh. Thanks to Heybeerman for the trade. I think this is the best iPa or pale Iíve had from them."
john_henry (102) - - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA, but not the best Iíve had. Certainly better than anything I had at New Glarus when I visited the brewery, but donít get too excited for this.
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Duke, a bit aged. Pours a clear gold / light orange, light off white head. Aroma is fresh honey, dandelion, flowers, pine hop resin, bready malt, clementine. Flavor is sweet malt & floral / pine hop mix, finishes with gooey sweet honey pine hop. Med gooey mouthfeel, med sweet, nice carbonation.
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes: Pine and citrus on the aroma, poured a nice golden color with white head. Light on the palate with piney grass and citrusy notes. Finishes almost sweet.
Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I forgot about in my fridge for a while. Surprisingly still enjoyable! Clear amber pour, lots of white head. Nice hop nose, though perhaps a touch stale. Quite drinkable, dry finish - nice bitterness as well.
rxeight (1319) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 From memory. Had this June 2011. Probably was the first double IPA outside of a beer festival and 90 min. Tasty but nothing amazing. Iíll rerate if they make it again and I can get some.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Clear golden body with a large rocky white head. Big catty hop aroma with floral and citrus hops. Big citrus and resiny hop flavor with catty notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The look is clear, white head, and golden yellowish in color. The smell is super hoppy, so good. right up in your face, citrus. The taste is the same, pine, fruits, citrus, bitterness, and a big hoppiness.
Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen. Pours a orange golden color with two finger of thick sticky foam. Nose is pine, honey malt and citrus. Palate follows with a heavier grapefruit punch, big grassy bitterness and a heavy round malt sweetness that balances the bitterness nicely.