Freaky_tiki (732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vintage pours dark but has a thin oily cap that makes me think this may be slightly off. Looks more like a bitter than an ipa. Aroma is muted. The malts hit the tongue first & is followed by a strong slap of alcohol. Hops are muted & Iím thinking the balance is off here. Iím also thinking this bottle is off. Would love to try another vintage to see if my hunch is correct but living from Canada excludes me (unless yíall wanna do a swap).
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 vintage. 12oz. Bottle poured from a $9.99 4pk brought @ Waltís in their new craft beer section into a Duvel tulip. Pours a dark red amber leaving a tan head with some sticky lacing. Aromas of, well just malt mostly. ...a hint of pine. Tastes of caramel malt, some slight hop bitterness on the end. Nothing else. Totally disappointed. Hoping for a nice citrus hop nose& flavor but sadly that was completely absent. Bad batch? Old stock? Donít know for sure but tasted and smelled like an IPA past itís due.
blackflag321 (561) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle in snifter. Dark amber/orange. Caramel malt, light on hops and bitterness. High ABV is apparent and the flavor doesnít stand up to it.
fitwitchik (397) - USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a growler.
Golden orange with a sweet creamy head
Sweet malty citrus aroma.
Taste is piney caramel.
Overall a solid DIPA. Not a huge New Holland fan (exception Dragonís Milk) this brew is definitely better than average.
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
yes theres hops citrus and floral mostly but a malty back is also in the aroma and a funky yeastiness too..looks like it should a cloudy orange amber with creamy foam head..tastes like it smells well balanced between its 3 characteristics,bitterness,sweet malts and bready yeast not a hop bomb like it says dry lingering finish full bodied creamy texture..overall a quality ipa alcohol well hidden but not a favorite too nondescript
Jrwhitney6 (358) - - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange. Nice nose of citrus and pine. Definitely some grapefruit taste followed by bitter hops. Bitterness lingers for a while. Alcohol well hidden. Not as good as Dogfish Head 90 or Firestone Double Jack, but a good Imperial IPA.
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rajendra82 (975) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The orange amber colored body was clear, and the pour formed three ginger thick head. The carbonation looked subdued. The aroma was very tropical, with mango, peach, and papaya smells. There were also spicy and herbal notes in the nose. The taste was quite intense, as the spicy hops battled with the very sweet malt base. The result was not unlike sucking on a cinnamon flavored red hot. The alcohol was very warming as well, and the mouthfeel was sticky. This was a typical east coast style DIPA, with complex malt bill, lots of herbal hops, but no bracing bitterness.
Markkind (43) - - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 vintage. Citrus and line hop nose. Cloudy appearance and the head doesn't stay around too long. Little bite at the end and definitely smooth tasting for the ABV
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phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2011. The hop aroma is fresh, citrus grapefruit, bitter pine hops and baked bread toffee malt, bittersweet malt finish. Well balanced and fresh aroma in a 2011 bottling. Ages well. Would love to try this fresh.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great palate, aromatic but the hop nose doesnít follow through as much as I expected in the mouth. No alcohol noticeable which is surprising at 9.4%.