TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill. Hazy yellow-gold with a short white head with decent retention and leaving heavy lace. Nose is citrus, floral and light fruits. Medium-heavy body with moderate, fine carbonation. Mouth feel is pretty slick, with a slight oiliness. Citrus zest, orange blossom, toast and spruce. Finish is long and fairly bitter, with some citrus. Certain aspects of this IIPA are ideal, others less so (for me).
Danyel (1242) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy deep orange with white head. Aroma is resinous, piney, tangerine. Taste is very resinous, medi bodied, medi carbonation, astringent. Overall, okay.
onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy burnt golden with a thin sticky white cap. Big hoppy nose with grapefruit rind and pine resins and floral, fresh whole come hops. A touch of melon and mango of the aroma too. Big bold and full flavor with plenty of lemon rind citrus, bitter pine, and hop resins all over the place. The malty body is just sweet enough to warrant it, and doesn’t intrude on the resiny bitter leafy and floral tones and pine flavors.
Beaver (1394) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, 2015 version. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is some caramel malts and lots of tropical fruits and piney resiny hops.
The flavor is sweet caramel / crystal malts with some tropical fruit and piney peppery hops with a big harsh bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a very nice DIPA with a bit of a harsh finish.
AirForceHops (3959) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Guest tap handle at Cigar City. (Yes, had everything from the house). Orange gold color with head that vanishes after a few minutes. Aroma is grapefruit, tangerine, and sugary dried apricots. Pretty good malt bill to back up the hops but no fooling here, its heavy on bitterness. Lingering grapefruit and pine, deep bitterness. Almost on the harsh side. Has an oily/ hop oil texture. Bold.
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish tan color with a moderate frothy off white head on there. Nose has some resin and hints of floral notes. Taste is a bit sweet up front, but has a nice hoppy butterness to it. Pretty good.
SG111 (378) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours orange color. Aroma is tropical pineapple and a bit of mango. Flavor is very hop forward. Citrus notes, orange. Nice.
williamstome (1173) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, small offwhite head. Grass and citrus aroma, flavor is of licorice, grass and citrus. Medium body, dry finish.
zoucrew102 (732) - - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Tropical fruit hop aroma with notes of grapefruit citrus as well as light pine resin. Pours light amber colored with a large soapy white head that doesn't stick around long and some lacing. Starts with sweet tropical fruit flavors as well as grapefruit citrus. Finishes dry but surprisingly smooth for the IBUs with light pine hop bitterness. Good stuff.
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Uber Tavern, Seattle. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grape, tropical fruits, hops and malts. Very nice fruity DIPA.
TylerGreenDC (467) - - FEB 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Substantial tangerine aroma. Flavors of tart citrus followed by some dry chalkiness. A lot less layered or deep than you’d expect from a DIPA at a brewery that does such a good IPA.