phaleslu (9254) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a medium eggshell head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of pine hops, grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, and pine resin. Flavor follows suit nicely: bitter hops, plenty of pine, a good malt backbone, balancing caramel sweetness, and a lot of grapefruit. Medium bodied, with a malty grapefruit juice mouthfeel. Bitter, citrusy finish. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. Well-balanced DIPA. Very nice.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep orange with nice white head, aroma is full of citrus, with grapefruit and candied orange, with a touch of pine, leading into caramel. Taste up front is bitter grapefruit and nice orange, leading into sweet caramel, finishing piny and bitter. Very nice brew.
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of kiefdog.
Pours copper, beige head.
Aroma is malty, caramel with notes fo hops.
Flavor, hoppy, malty, caramel and boozy with hints of spices in the finish that add a nice dimension to the full hop mouthfeel..
alexsdad06 (8716) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brew pub. Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy beige head that is mostly lasting and leaves sporadic lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, a little spicey, fruity (oranges and some dark fruit), with the slightest of floral notes. The flavor is more caramel malt, slight toffee, nectarines, slight alcohol, and a decent bitter finish. Definetl more solid than the regular IPA.
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of kiefdog. Pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma has pine and resiny hops to go along with some spicy hops and slick sweet maltiness. The taste is much the same with thick hoppiness I love to sink my teeth into going from pine, resiny sap and grassiness to spicy hops that all run straight into smooth slick malt sweetened hop flavor. Wow, solid IIPA.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a hazed golden body and a small white head. Aroma of pine, tangerine and orange. Taste is pine, caramel and orange. Alcohol is well hidden, and I didn’t realize this was an IIPA when drinking it, so it has a decent amount of drinkability on that part. Light carbonation.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big hop aroma that strikes me as the grassy variety. The flavor is big sweet hops that are bitter but not too much and the hops are all citrus. This reminds me of my favorite DIPA - Hopslam - but just not quite as flavorful all around. Very good, though.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured clear, rich caramel with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit and spicy black peppery notes upfront, which formed an interesting contrast.. pale malts and grapefruit deeper down, with detectable alcohol warmth.. quite nice. The flavor had juicy grapefruit and pineapple throughout with black peppery alcohol and cloves surrounding.. warmer finish with a thick, sweet impression. Warm on the palate and heavier-bodied with OK balance.. the strength threw it off a little.
czar (7470) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours hazy golden-orange with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. lightly sweet and spicy toasted maltiness, some bread, berry fruitiness, very boozy - calvados-like hot, peppery and fruity alcohol, some sweetness - barley sugar, hint of chocolate, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, slightly harsh, boozy and assertive peppery-citrusy-piney finish. nice.
jredmond (7319) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Teresa’s. Split with pat. Pours a murky golden orange body with nice foamy head. Aroma is sweet delicious fruits. Taste is same.