DuffMan (8069) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a bright lemony yellow, very hazy, with a thick creamy head that retains well and leaves early lace. Aroma is very hoppy, sweet tropical fruit (passionfruit) with vegetal undertones. Flavour is intensely hoppy too, again heaps of tropical fruit with a crushed-nettles green grassiness at the back of the alate that sits there along with the intense bitterness long after the swallow. The malts play second fiddle here, and have more of a golden syrup quality than true caramel. I like the hop character in this one, and the medium sweetness. Hops dominate, but with pleasant flavours and character that lends long drinkability.
optimator13 (31) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy light orange. Bright white foamy head, monster lace. Bright floral, citrus juice hop aroma, with a bit of backing breads. Start bitterness, juicy citrus, floral hop notes on the taste. Crisp body, but slick and oily.
Clean getaway, I like it.
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
A rather enjoyable treat brought home for me by the Mrs. after a business trip. Pours a pissy gold with a fizzy thin white head that fades quickly and laces nicely. The nose and taste are of floral and citric hops with a touch of pale grains and almost no malt flavor at all. This beer is quite good but will bruise your palate with oily hop resin. Just how I like my IIPA’s! Good job wifey.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
J_man (797) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Ram Liquor while in Fort Collins. Heavy, dank hop aromas coming off a clear medium/dark yellow body with a white head. More of the same in the taste with oily, vegetal bitterness and a little citrus/tropical fruit peeking through. Good malt backdrop to showcase the abundant hop flavor. Leaves behind a leafy, vegetal flavor with long lasting bitter coating the tongue. Not overly done, but definitely a hop-lovers treat.
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Balázs, thanks!
Enyhén opálos, sárgaréz színe van. Habja fehér, krémes, közepes méretű és igen tartós. Olyan illata van, mintha egy amerikai komlótobozt szétmorzsolnánk az ujjaink között, kesernyés, gyümölcsös, gyantás. Íze is igen trópusi gyümölcsös, keserédes, fenyőrügyes, gyantás és fűszeres. Nem túl testes és szénsavas és a magas alkoholtartalom sem érződik benne túlságosan. Utóíze igen gyümölcsös és keserédes és igen száraz. Remek söröcske, ami igen kemény, de ugyanakkor mégis veszélyesen könnyen iható.
wchesser (1517) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid DIPA. Big hop florals and resin on nose and a solid malt backbone carries the hops really well and lends a bit of sweetness before a clean finish. Really good, but not exceptional.
natejgood (431) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear light golden. The head is small and white to start, but a torrent of bubbles from the bottom of the glass build it from beneath to for a good sized frothy white head. Aroma is fairly light for a double IPA. Grass and lemon with a very light aroma of hops in the background. Flavor is sweet and malty with a decent bitter hop finish that helps cut the sweetness a bit. This beer tastes a bit syrupy but it doest feel that way in the mouth. A good beer for sure, but I like my IPAs a bit cleaner tasting
armando629 (2451) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl. oz. bottle, bought on GBBF.
Pale golden one with a nice froathy white head. At the first second the aroma is not a strong one but after a while you can feel the power of the hops and the strong honeyish character of the huge ammount of malts. Strong hopy character, tropical fruits, mango with a honeyish malt background. Nice strong bittersweet character, balanced character.
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via liquor shop in South Dakota. Pours a very nice orange hazy hue with a white head. Aroma is minimal to say the least with only malt and some toffee coming through. Taste is very hot with malt coming through but more like it was meant to be there than it being old. Bottle is only a month old so I can’t think the hops dropped off that much. Overall this is a DIPA I felt they are just trying to up the ABV on and forgot to even bother with a double dose of hops.
omhper (21459) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy pale golden, coarse head. Citris tangerine and lemon aroma. Sweet and full bodied with fairly soft mouthfeel. A bit syrupy, but tagerine-like hops dries it out. Mid bitter finish.