KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy golden yellow with an average sized white creamy head that reduced down to some puddled residue, which clung onto the edges of the glass and lasted throughout creating some excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was strong of a floral hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of grapefruit, orange and a bit of honey.
The taste was bitter and mildly sweet with a nice fruity citrus note (orange) and a hint of honey in the beginning, and then became much bitterer and had a nice hoppy grapefruit finish. The flavor lasted a good longtime letting the taste of bitter hops and a light sweet citrus flavor combine on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a shade beyond light in body with a bold dry texture and a lively carbonation.
Overall a very flavorful DIPA with a nice sweet fruity twist and the perfect balance of hops, which totally concealed the high alcohol content.
minusthebottle (10) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Bottle. Pours hazy amber. Tropical (strong pineapple), citrus (orange) and floral (moderate) aromas. Tropical flavors with some pine and malt in the background. Medium body, thicker texture, with mild bitter finish. Great DIPA.
Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours crisp amber/gold with thin white head. Real tropical fruit aroma - pineapple especially. Floral notes present too. Taste is another tropical fruit explosion with pineapple & mango at the fore, lovely hint of grass & pine as well. Light malt backbone really does showcase the exotic hop character. Not as bitter as many other DIPAs - very clean & refreshing finish to it. Big fan of this, as I am of Odell in general.
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BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber with a slight bit of hop haze. Aroma is all pineapple with a touch if sweetness. Taste follows with huge tropical flavors. There is a prefect sweetness on the back end to balance out the near perfect bitterness up front.
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undsioux7 (862) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear light amber with a egg white whipped creamy white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with a bit of malt. Taste is grassy up front with some grapefruit and pinapple in the middle, balanced nicely with the malt and a good level of bitterness. Its a touch muddled in the flavor, but still good.
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice gold color with a foamy white head with lots of lacing. The aroma is very citrusy, with a lot of grapefruit. The flavor is tart from the citrus with a slight amount of malt on the long aftertaste.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly light, fine balance. Spearmint and grass flavour. Lacks freshness in the aroma.
huskerben (15) - - DEC 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light in color with a small amount of head but with good lacing. Aroma is citrus hoppy and delicious! Smooth and malty on the palate with the same citrus notes feeding into an expected bitter finish.
vikingguy (958) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow with pillowy white head; some floating sediment. Citrusy hops on the nose. Taste - Intensely hoppy but nicely balanced with a poignant yet mellow malt backbone. Hops are grapefruity. An IPA on steroids is what this is. I like it much!
riversideAK (5749) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light citrus pine and apricot aroma over a big pale malt backbone. Pours golden orange hazy nice head and lace. Flavors of apricot light citrus pine and floral hops. Pale malt notes bread light residual sugar. Not as assertive as I would have hoped. Not bad though.